NiWest Nickel Cobalt Project

Closed 4 Jun 2024

Opened 27 May 2024


Alliance Nickel Ltd is proposing to develop the NiWest Nickel Cobalt Project, a greenfield nickel and cobalt mine located approximately 50 km southeast of Leonora, near Mount Kilkenny. The primary product of the mine, nickel sulphate, is to be exported for use in the manufacturing of batteries in electric vehicles.

The proposal includes the development of mine pits and associated infrastructure, including but not limited to, a borefield, temporary waste rock landforms, accommodation camp, and access roads.

The proposal will result in the clearing of up to 4,253 hectares (ha) of native vegetation within an overall development envelope of 11,497 ha.

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