Recommencement of Operations at Norseman Gold Project

Closed 27 May 2021

Opened 21 May 2021

Overview

Pantoro South Pty Ltd propose to recommence operations of the Norseman Gold Project located adjacent to the town of Norseman, 200 kilometres (km) south of Kalgoorlie. 

The proposal involves extensions to existing mines and excavation of new open pits, associated mine dewatering, onsite ore processing and waste (tailings and waste rock) disposal and the construction of additional supporting infrastructure. The total disturbance footprint of the proposal is 590 hectares (ha), comprising 150 ha within existing disturbed areas and 440 ha of new disturbance, within a Development Envelope of 3530 ha. The proposed life of mine is seven years. 

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