Covalent Lithium Hydroxide Refinery

Closed 1 Dec 2020

Opened 25 Nov 2020

Overview

The proposal is for the construction and operation of a Lithium Hydroxide Refinery at Lot 15 Mason Road, Kwinana within the Kwinana Industrial Area, approximately 31 km south of the Perth Central Business District. The Proposal will process spodumene ore concentrate, to produce battery grade Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate, primarily for use in Lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles. 

The proposal would require a total of 11.2 hectares of native vegetation clearing within a 76 hectare development envelope. 

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