Tutunup Mineral Sands Project

Closed 13 Feb 2022

Opened 7 Feb 2022


Iluka proposes to develop the Tutunup Mineral Sands Project, located approximately 195 km south of Perth, and 17 km east of Busselton.  

The proposal involves mineral sands mining, including the development of mine pits, processing plant, dams for water and clay fines management, material stockpiles and associated supporting infrastructure. 

Up to 4.02 gigalitres of water would be required to support the proposal.  Heay mineral concentrate would be transported for further processing at the Capel mine site. 

The proposal is located within a 653 hectare (ha) development envelope and may require the clearing of up to 142 ha of native vegetation.

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.


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