Extension to the Wiluna Uranium Project

Closed 31 Mar 2014

Opened 25 Mar 2014

Feedback Updated 13 May 2014

We Asked

Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.

You Said

There were 140 comments on the referral, 127 of which called for a Public Environmental Review.

We Did

The EPA determined that the proposal should be assessed as a PER with a 12-week public review period. This is the highest level of assessment, allows for extensive public consultation, and ensures the key environmental factors can be addressed appropriately

Overview

Toro Energy Limited proposes the Extension to the Wiluna Uranium Project, that involves the mining of uranium at two locations south of the town of Wiluna, Shire of Wiluna. The locations are known as Millipede (approximately 30 kilometres south of Wiluna) and Lake Maitland (approximately 105 kilimetres south-east of Wiluna).

Following this 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.

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 Chairman'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