Miralga Creek DSO Project

Closed 26 Apr 2020

Opened 20 Apr 2020

Overview

Atlas Iron Pty. Ltd (the proponent) propose to develop the Miralga Creek DSO Project (the proposal), an iron ore project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. 

The proposal includes the development of five open pits using conventional drill and blast, load and haul methods.  8 million tonnes of iron ore will be mined above the watertable over an approximate timeframe of four to five years.   Associated infrastructure will include waste rock dumps.  Existing borefield and accommodation camp from the nearby Abydos DSO Project will utilised.

The proposal would involve clearing of no more than 284.9 hectares (ha) of native vegetation within the 621.1 ha development envelope.

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