Derby Barge Facility

Closed 10 Sep 2020

Opened 4 Sep 2020


CMC proposes to construct and operate a barge loading/unloading facility (Derby barge facility) within the Port of Derby, immediately to the north of the existing Derby jetty.  

The proposal would require a total disturbance of 3.5 hectares(ha), which includes 1.66 ha of land reclamation and 1.84 ha harbour basin and dredging to a depth of -1.0 metre Australian Height Datum (AHD). 

The proposed facility would include a purpose-built barge loading/unloading facility, associated servicing (including fuel and water), logistic and administrative facilities.

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