Greenbushes Lithium Mine Expansion

Closes 21 Jan 2019

Opened 18 Dec 2018

Overview

Talison Lithium Australia Pty Ltd (Talison) is proposing to expand the existing Greenbushes Lithium Mine that has been operated for over 30 years, to increase the production of spodumene ore and lithium mineral concentrate from the operation. This proposal is an expansion of the existing mining operation and has not previously been assessed by the EPA.

The mine is located in the South West of Western Australia, immediately south of the town of Greenbushes, approximately 250 km south east of Perth, Western Australia.

The proposal Development Envelope will expand from the 1,591 ha authorised under Mining Act 1978 to 1,989 ha (398 ha, 25% increase). The proposal will result in the direct loss of up to 350 ha of native vegetation (State Forest 20).

The Level of Assessment was set as Referral Information with Additional Information (3 week public review). The additional information relating to Flora and Vegetation, Terrestrial Fauna and Social Surroundings was required to enable the EPA to undertake it assessment; the additional information also includes the proposed environmental offsets for the potentially significant residual impacts.

The referral information has been revised and additional information prepared by Talison is released for public review for four weeks commencing 18 December 2018 and closing 21 January 2019.

The additional information is available for download from https://epa.wa.gov.au/proposals/greenbushes-lithium-mine-expansion

The EPA prefers submissions to be made online. Click below to make your submission.

Alternatively, submissions may be:

Posted to:

The Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority
Locked Bag 33, The Cloisters, Perth WA 6850; or

Delivered to:

Environmental Protection Authority
Level 4, The Atrium, 168 St Georges Terrace, Perth

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please email info.epa@dwer.wa.gov.au or phone EPA Services – Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 6364 7000.

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