Earl Grey Lithium Project

Closed 4 Jun 2017

Opened 26 May 2017

Overview

Kidman Resources Limited proposes to develop a pegmatite-hosted lithium deposit at the abandoned Mt Holland Mine Site. The proposal area is located approximately 105 kilometres south-southwest of Southern Cross, in the Shire of Yilgarn.

The proposal is for conventional open-cut mining of the existing Earl Grey pit, and development of associated mine infrastructure. The new mining proposal would utilise some existing infrastructure and disturbed areas, however requires new clearing of 365 hectares of native vegetation, which is also fauna habitat.

Two threatened fauna species (Malleefowl and Chuditch) and one threatened flora species (Banksia sphaerocarpa var. dolichostyla), all listed as Vulnerable at the Commonwealth and State level, are known to occur within the proposal 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