Sandy Ridge Project

Closed 9 Jul 2015

Opened 3 Jul 2015


Tellus Holdings Ltd proposes to construct and operate a dual kaolin (clay) mine and a waste facility, accepting Class IV (Secure Landfill) and a V (Intractable Landfill) waste from all of Australia, including waste from offshore Oil and Gas facilities. The waste would include amongst other things low level radioactive wastes and persistent organic pollutants. The proposal would receive on average 66 000 tonnes of waste per annum for approximately 25 years. The proposal is located 140 kilometres West North West of Kalgoorlie.

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