Eneabba Rare Earth Refinery Project

Closed 16 Dec 2021

Opened 10 Dec 2021


The Proposal will involve the construction and operation of a new rare earth refinery at Iluka Eneabba Mine Site, located 5 km south of Eneabba townsite and approximately 300 km north of Perth.  It will produce approximately 17,500 tpa of individual rare earth oxides and carbonates. The Proposal will utilise the existing Eneabba monazite concentrate, future Iluka feedstocks and third party feedstocks. Products will be transported via road trains from Eneabba to the port of Fremantle for export. The Development Envelope consists of cleared land or land undergoing post mining rehabilitation

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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.

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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.


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