Koolanooka Hills – Exploration Proposal

Closed 16 Feb 2022

Opened 10 Feb 2022


Westralian Iron Pty Ltd (the Proponent) is proposing to undertake an exploration drilling program at the Koolanooka Hills, located in the Shire of Morawa, approximately 20 km east-south-east of the township of Morawa.

The purpose of the Proposal is mineral exploration drilling for iron ore and would include the clearing of no more than 2.95 hectares of native vegetation within a 3.80 ha disturbance footprint.  The proposal would involve earthworks to establish (25) drill pads and access tracks, exploration drilling works and rehabilitation of cleared areas following the completion of the drilling works.

The exploration works are expected to be completed over three months.

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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