Warton Road Mining Proposal

Closed 18 Aug 2016

Opened 12 Aug 2016


Hanson Australia Pty Ltd (formerly Rocla Pty Ltd) proposes to extract sand within Bush Forever Site 390, on mining tenements M70/1142 and M70/1088 approximately 20km South of Perth at Lot 467 Jandakot Road, Banjup (City of Cockburn).
The proposal would include:
- a development envelope of 9.56 hectares (ha), including 5.63 ha that has been historically cleared;
- clearing of 3.93 ha of native vegetation;
- sand extraction of 300,000 tonnes over a period of approximately three years;
- dry screening of sand material onsite;
- an internal access road connecting the site to Lot 140 Armadale Road, Jandakot; and
- rehabilitation of 11.31 ha with native vegetation post sand extraction.

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.

The following diagram shows the stage this referral is at:

Diagram showing where the seve-day public comment sits in the overall assessment process

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.


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