Lamb Creek Iron Ore Project

Closed 9 Jun 2022

Opened 3 Jun 2022


The proposal is an open pit iron ore mine located approximately 130 km northwest of Newman, in East Pilbara, WA. The mine will produce up to 10 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of crushed and screened iron ore over a period of three to five years.

The proposal includes construction of a multi-stage crushing and screening process plant and associated mine infrastructure including offices, water pipelines, storage and equipment areas, power generation and village accommodation.

Iron ore product will be transported (16 km) via road trains on a private haul road, then on the Great Northern Highway for 320 km to ship load out facilities at the Utah Point berth in Port Headland.

The proposal is located within a 881 ha Development Envelope and will require the clearing of up to 650 ha of native vegetation. The Life of Mine in this proposal  is approximately 3 to 5 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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