Atlas Project

Closed 10 Oct 2021

Opened 4 Oct 2021


Image Resources NL is seeking to develop a greenfields mineral sands project, located at Nambung, approximately 18 km east of Cervantes in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia (WA). The proposal includes the progressive development of mine pits, processing facilities, groundwater bores and water management infrastructure, temporary waste dumps, solar drying ponds and associated infrastructure (power supply, communications, workshop, laydown, offices etc.). Two alternative mining methods are proposed; either dry or dredge mining. 

The proposal would require the clearing of up 396 hectares of native vegetation with an additional 110 ha disturbance of already disturbed or agricultural land. 

Why your views matter

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

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 EPA'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