Boonanarring Mineral Sand Mine, approximately 15 km North of Gingin

Closed 1 Nov 2012

Opened 26 Oct 2012

Feedback updated 13 Nov 2012

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, taking into account the public comments, determined that the proposal would be assessed at the level of Public Environmental Review.


The Proposal is to undertake conventional dry mining (open cut over a period of 8 years, to extract mineral sands from the deposit area.

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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