Extension Mining Project 70 km north of Newman Shire of East Pilbara

Closed 22 Dec 2014

Opened 16 Dec 2014

Feedback updated 27 Feb 2015

We asked

Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.

You said

There was one comment on this referral.

We did

The EPA determined to assess the proposal at the level of API-A as the proposal raises a limited number of preliminary key environmental factors that can be readily managed and for which there is an established condition setting framework.


Australian Aboriginal Mining Corporation proposes to mine iron ore from the superficial Channel Iron Deposit above the water table in the Pilbara region. The Proposal will result in the production of approximately 2-4 Mtpa of iron ore.

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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