Nyidinghu Iron Ore Project approximately 100 km north-west of Newman, Pilbara Region

Closed 1 Mar 2013

Opened 23 Feb 2013

Feedback updated 24 May 2013

We asked

We asked: Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.

You said

You asked the EPA to assess the proposal at the level of Public Environmental Review.

We did

The EPA determined that the proposal would be assessed at the level of Public Environmental Review due to a large number of environmental factors including complex issues associated with water management in Weeli Wolli Creek Catchment and Fortescue Marsh.


Fortescue Metals Group Limited intends to expand its current operations within the Pilbara region to include the development of a new iron ore project within the Nyidinghu Project Area. The Project is located on Marillana Station approximately 35 km south of Fortescue's Cloudbreak operations and approximately 100 km north-west of Newman.

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.


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