West Angelas - Revised Proposal (Deposit A west and Deposit F)

Closed 27 Mar 2015

Opened 20 Mar 2015

Overview

Robe River Mining Co. Pty Ltd proposes to revise the West Angelas Iron Ore Mine to include mining above and below the water table of Deposit A west and Deposit F, as satellite deposits to the existing operation.

The project is located 130 kilometres northwest of Newman in the Pilbara.  The proposal includes additional clearing up to 3,223 hectares (ha), an extension of the development envelope of up to 2,750 ha and an increase in abstraction of groundwater of up to 1 Gigalitre per annum.
 
*Please note - Due to file size restrictions the Terrestrial Fauana assessment and the vegetation unit mapping from the vegetation and flora assessment report had to be removed. These can be provided upon request to info@epa.wa.gov.au. 

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.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals