McPhee Creek Iron Ore Project - Public Environmental Review

Closed 22 Aug 2022

Opened 11 Jul 2022


Atlas Iron Pty Ltd (Atlas Iron) is proposing to develop a greenfield iron ore mine at McPhee Creek, located approximately 30 km north of Nullagine townsite on Mining Lease 45/1243 in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The McPhee Creek Iron Ore Project (the Proposal) involves the above and below water table mining of up to 14 Mt of iron ore from five open cut pits. The Proposal includes the development of mine pits and associated infrastructure.

Atlas Iron has prepared an Environmental Review Document (ERD) in accordance with Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) procedures which is released for public review. The ERD describes the proposal, the likely environmental impacts and the proposed management measures. 

The ERD also satisfies the requirements for an accredited assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) (EPBC Ref: 2021/8897) and includes assessment of potential significant impacts of the Proposal to Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES).

The EPA prefers submissions to be made electronically via the EPA’s Consultation Hub at

Alternatively, submissions can be:

  • posted to: Chair, Environmental Protection Authority, Locked Bag 10 Joondalup DC WA 6919, or
  • delivered to: the Environmental Protection Authority, Prime House 8 Davidson Terrace, Joondalup WA 6027.

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please contact EPA Services, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on  (08) 6364 7000


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