Orebody 31 Iron Ore Ore Mine Project - BHP Billiton Iron Ore

Closed 1 Apr 2015

Opened 25 Mar 2015


BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd proposes to develop and operate the Orebody 31 deposit. The project is located 30 km east of the Newman Township. The proposal includes open pit mining at a base rate of 15 Mtpa, with clearing of up to 2500 ha and dewatering of 16.2 Gigalitres per annum.

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