Lucky Bay Garnet Mine

Closed 17 Jan 2022

Opened 11 Jan 2022


Australian Garnet Pty Ltd is seeking to develop a greenfields mineral sands mine located 35 kilometres south of Kalbarri, in the Mid-West region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Northampton. 

The proposal would include the progressive development of above-groundwater mine pits, and associated processing facilities and infrastructure. 

The proposal would require the clearing of up 161 hectares of native vegetation and mined sections would be progressively backfilled and rehabilitated. The proposal would require up to 1.7 Gigalitres per annum of groundwater.

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.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals