Public Environmental Review - Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project

Closed 13 Feb 2017

Opened 16 Jan 2017


Sheffield Resources Ltd is proposing to undertake mining of mineral sands for more than 40 years from the Thunderbird deposit; a greenfield site in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The mineral sands products will be transported to the towns of Derby and Broome, and exported through their respective Ports. Sheffield Resources Ltd has prepared a project summary which is available free of charge from the company’s office address.

Hard copies of the PER may be purchased for $10 (including postage and packing) or a CD version is available free of charge from:

  • Sheffield Resources Ltd
    Level 2, 41-47 Colin Street
    West Perth WA 6005
    (08) 6555 8777]

Copies of the PER are available for download from:

Copies of the PER will be available for examination at:

  • JS Battye Library, 25 Francis Street, Perth
  • Broome Public Library
  • Derby Public Library

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 10, East Perth WA 6892; or

Delivered to:
The Environmental Protection Authority,
Level 8, The Atrium, 168 St Georges Terrace, Perth,

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please email

Why your views matter

Sheffield Resources Ltd has prepared the Public Environmental Review (PER) in accordance with EPA procedures and it is released for public review. The PER examines the environmental effects associated with the proposed development, in accordance with Western Australian Government procedures. The PER describes the proposal, examines the likely environmental effects and the proposed environmental management procedures.


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