Public Environmental Review - Mesa A Hub Revised Proposal

Closed 24 Dec 2018

Opened 10 Dec 2018


Robe River Mining Co Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rio Tinto Group) is seeking to extend the existing Mesa A / Warramboo Iron Ore Project by extending the existing mining operation and developing four new nearby deposits. The proposal is 43 kilometres west of Pannawonica in the Pilbara Region. The proposal will require an additional 3000 hectares of clearing of native vegetation, with some below water table mining. The proposal will also require a water supply and surplus water management.

The draft Environmental Review Document (ERD) may be downloaded below or from the EPA website at

Copies of the ERD will be available at:

  • State Library of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis Street, Perth WA 6000
  • Karratha Public Library, Red Earth Arts Precinct, 27 Welcome Road, Karratha WA 6714
  • Pannawonica Library, Pannawonica Drive, Pannawonica WA 6716
  • Onslow Library, Second Avenue, Onslow WA 6710
  • Tom Price Library, Central Road, Tom Price WA 6751
  • Paraburdoo Library, Ashburton Avenue, Paraburdoo WA 6754

The draft Environmental Review Document is available for a public review period of two weeks from 10 December 2018, closing on 24 December 2018

The EPA prefers submissions to be made on this site, by completing the online survey below.

Alternatively submissions can be:

  • Posted to: Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority, Locked Bag 33, Cloisters Square, PERTH WA 6850, or
  • Delivered to: the Environmental Protection Authority, Level 4, The Atrium, 168 St Georges Terrace, PERTH 6000.

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


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