Mt Keith Satellite Project

Closed 28 May 2017

Opened 22 May 2017


BHP Billiton Nickel West (BHPB) proposes to develop the Mt Keith Satellite Project (the proposal), to the existing Mount Keith Mining Operations.

The proposal is located approximately 80 km north of Leinster in the Shire of Leonora.

The proposal includes clearing of up to 842 hectares of native vegetation (which is also fauna habitat) for two open pits, a Waste Rock Landform and a transport corridor, with minor ancillary infrastructure to support the mining process.

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