Eramurra Solar Salt Project

Closed 22 Aug 2021

Opened 16 Aug 2021


Leichhardt Industrials Pty Ltd propose to develop the Eramurra Solar Salt project approximately 55 km west-south-west of Karratha in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The proposal includes the development of a series of concentrator and crystalliser ponds and a processing plant. Supporting infrastructure includes seawater intake, bitterns outfall, desalination plant and groundwater bores, power supply and other infrastructure.

Export of product would be via a previously approved trestle jetty at Cape Preston East Port. However, the proposal includes dredging at Cape Preston East Port with offshore and onshore dredge material disposal options.  

Disturbance would be up to 14,300 ha within the terrestrial ponds development envelope, 90 ha within the marine development envelope, and 320 ha within the dredge spoil disposal development envelope

Why your views matter

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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.

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