Beatons Creek Fresh Rock Expansion

Closed 29 Mar 2022

Opened 23 Mar 2022


The Proposal is located in the east Pilbara region of Western Australia within a development envelope of 718 ha and clearing no more than 270 ha.  

The Beatons Creek Gold Project is currently operating under relevant approvals and permits of the Environmental Protection Act (Part V) and Mining Act 1978 (Mining Act). The Fresh Rock Expansion proposes to mine deeper into the fresh rock resource including below the water table, enabling mining to continue at Beatons Creek.  

The proposal includes: 

• Increased mining footprint 

• Increased waste rock volume 

• Associated increase in support infrastructure (e.g. internal roads). 

The maximum life of the proposal is approximately 15 to 20 years. 

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.


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