Mesa H Proposal (Revision to Mesa J Iron Ore Development)

Closed 17 Jul 2017

Opened 11 Jul 2017

Overview

Robe River Mining Co. Pty Limited (the proponent) proposes to develop the Mesa H deposit to sustain its iron ore production operations within the Robe Valley, Pilbara. The proposal is located approximately 16 km south west of Pannawonica.

The proposal would include a total disturbance of 2,200 hectares to develop above and below water table open cut iron ore pits and associated infrastructure, including water management infrastructure. The proposal is located adjacent to the existing Mesa J Iron Ore Development, which is approved and operates under Ministerial Statement 208 (MS208). The proponent intends to utilise the existing infrastructure approved under MS 208 to service the operations at Mesa H.

Why We Are Consulting

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.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals