Yogi Magnetite Project

Closed 7 Feb 2018

Opened 1 Feb 2018


FI Joint Venture Pty Ltd is proposing to construct and operate a magnetite iron ore project, with mining, processing and associated infrastructure. The proposed mine is located approximately 225 kilometres (km) east-northeast of Geraldton and 15 km northeast of Yalgoo within the Shire of Yalgoo.

The proposal includes a magnetite slurry pipeline and a water pipeline to Geraldton Port and a gas supply pipeline from the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline network.  

Mining of the magnetite will occur below groundwater and will include a simple open cut operation with clearing and topsoil stockpiling, overburden drilling and blasting followed by conventional removal with truck.

The proposal includes the following key components:

  • Mine pit (clearing of no more than 200 ha);
  • Mining overburden and waste facilities (clearing of no more than 400 ha);
  • Processing waste containment facilities (clearing of no more than 500 ha);
  • Mine and processing support infrastructure (clearing of no more than 2000ha); and
  • Magnetite slurry pipeline, water pipeline and gas pipeline (clearing of no more than 1500 ha).

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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