Miralga Creek DSO Project - Matters of National Environmental Significance

Closed 11 Jun 2020

Opened 28 May 2020


Atlas Iron Pty. Ltd (the proponent) propose to develop the Miralga Creek DSO Project (the proposal), an iron ore project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.   

The proposal includes the development of five open pits using conventional drill and blast, load and haul methods.  8 million tonnes of iron ore will be mined above the watertable over an approximate timeframe of four to five years.   Associated infrastructure will include waste rock dumps.  Existing borefield and accommodation camp from the nearby Abydos DSO Project will utilised. 

The proposal would involve clearing of no more than 284.9 hectares (ha) of native vegetation within the 621.1 ha development envelope. 

The Level of Assessment was set at Referral Information with Additional Information (2 week public review). Additional information, which will be published on the EPA website for a 2 week public review, is required for the EPA’s assessment of Terrestrial Fauna (Ghost Bat and Northern Quoll), on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE). 

The additional information is released for public review for two weeks commencing 28 May 2020 and closing 11 June 2020. 

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