Yangibana Expansion 1

Closed 10 Jan 2021

Opened 4 Jan 2021


Hastings Technology Metals Ltd propose to expand the existing approved Yangibana Rare Earths Project, a Rare Earth Elements mine which includes on site processing and associated infrastructure. The expansion involves mining from two additional pits (Yangibana and Auer) and one larger amalgamated pit (Bald Hill-Simon’s Find-Fraser’s). 

The proposal is located approximately 270 kilometres east-north-east of Carnarvon in the Shire of Upper Gascoyne. 

The proposal would include total disturbance of up to 2,500 hectares within a development envelope of 14,611 hectares and total Tailings disposal of up to 22 million tonnes.

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.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals