Balla Balla Barge-Loading Facility, 10 km west of Whim Creek, Shire of Roebourne

Closed 13 Mar 2013

Opened 7 Mar 2013


Forge Resources Swan Pty Ltd is seeking approval for a barge trans-shipment facility near Whim Creek in the West Pilbara, approximately half way between Karratha and Port Hedland.

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