North Star Stage 2 Port Facility

Closed 2 Oct 2015

Opened 25 Sep 2015


The proponent, Iron Bridge Operations Pty Ltd (a Joint Venture between FMG Iron Bridge Pty Ltd and Formosa Steel IB Pty Ltd), propose to construct and operate new infrastructure within the existing Herb Elliot Port Facility, Fortescue Metals Group, Port Hedland WA.

The proposal, Iron Bridge Port Facility, is designed to accept 10 Mtpa of magnetite concentrate slurry from the North Star Magnetite Project, whereupon the slurry would be dewatered and the concentrate product stored within a shed that would store up to 300 000 tonnes.

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 Chairman'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