Karara Iron Ore Project – Mine Life Extension

Closed 30 Mar 2022

Opened 21 Mar 2022


Karara Mining Limited is seeking to revise its approved Karara Iron Ore Project.  The revised proposal is to support the ongoing operation of the magnetite mining and processing operation, approximately 225 kilometres east-southeast of Geraldton and 320 kilometres north-northeast of Perth, in the Midwest region of Western Australia.  

The revised proposal includes additional ground disturbance to support the revised Life of Mine strategy, including a revised development envelope, extension of the tailings storage facility and waste rock landform, and incorporation of infrastructure. 

The revised proposal would consist of an additional disturbance of 1,407 ha, with a total disturbance area no greater than 4,435 hectares; and a revised development envelope of 13,763 ha.   

The proposal is predicted to have a mine life of approximately 40 years. 

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.


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