Mulga Downs Project

Closed 18 Jul 2013

Opened 11 Jul 2013


Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd proposes to develop a new Direct Shipping Ore iron ore mine at Murray's Hill in the Pilbara, and will extract iron ore at a rate of up to 5 million tonnes per annum.  Mining is proposed above the water table and no dewatering will be required.  The project consists of one mine pit, waste dump, crushing and screening plant, accommodation plant, and associated infrastructure. 

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied. The Chairman's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals