Brockman Syncline Proposal

Closed 22 Aug 2019

Opened 16 Aug 2019

Overview

The Brockman Syncline proposal is located approximately 60 km west-north west of Tom Price, in the central Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The proposal includes up to 9,977 ha of native vegetation clearing to support the development of new and above water table mining areas in order to sustain mining at three existing operations;

  • NammuldiSilvergrass
  • Brockman 2
  • Brockman 4

The proposal includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Dewatering and surplus water management, including use in ore processing, onsite use including discharge to disused pits, use at the Nammuldi irrigated agriculture project, discharge to Creeklines, and injection to the aquifer.
  • Mineral waste management, including waste fines storage.
  • Other associated mine infrastructure and support facilities.

Why We Are Consulting

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.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals