Ministerial Approval Statements

If the Minister for Environment determines that a proposal may be implemented, he/she issues a statement setting out the implementation decision and the conditions, if any, to which the implementation is subject. All Ministerial Approval Statements issued under s45(5) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 are listed below with the most recent appearing first.

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0965 – Gorgon Gas Development – Barrow Island
Summary: Additional Construction Laydown and Operations Support Area
Status: Final
Release Date: 2 April 2014
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0964 – Sorby Hills Silver Lead Zinc Project
Summary: The proposal is to develop a silver, lead and zinc mine, associated infrastructure and processing facilities approximately 50 kilometres north of Kununurra, with the concentrate produced transported by road and shipped through Wyndham Port.
Status: Final
Release Date: 2 April 2014
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0963 – Orebody 29/30/35 Mining Below Watertable
Summary: The proposal is to extend the mining of the existing approved above watertable Orebody 29, 30, and 35 mines located approximately 7 km west-south-west of Newman, in the Shire of East Pilbara, to below the watertable and discharge any excess dewatering from these three orebodies into Ophthalmia Dam.
Status: Final
Release Date: 18 March 2014
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0962 – Cloudbreak Life of Mine Project
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 899  – Cloudbreak Life of Mine, Pilbara
Status: Final
Release Date: 18 March 2014
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0961 – Western Australian Planning Commission Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment 1188/57
Summary: Rezoning 70.37 hectares of land at Wellard East from ‘Rural’ to ‘Urban Deferred’ to facilitate urban development, and define the boundary between future urban development and the Bollard Bulrush Swamp which is protected under the Environmental Protection (Swan Coastal Plain Lakes) Policy 1992 and mapped as a ‘conservation category’ wetland.
Status: Final
Release Date: 12 March 2014
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0960 – Buckland Project
Summary: The proposal is to develop and operate an iron ore mine, processing facilities and supporting infrastructure, 45 km south-south-east of Pannawonica in the Shire of Ashburton, and a 176 km haul road from the mine site to the customer delivery point near Cape Preston, as documented in Schedule 1 of this statement.
Status: Final
Release Date: 12 February 2014
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0959 – Wastewater Treatment Plant, Stage 1 at Chugg Street, Walpole Shire of Manjimup
Summary: Amendment of Conditions 1 to 6 and Commitments 1 to 15 of Ministerial Statement 0493 - Wastewater Treatment Plant, Stage 1 at Chugg Street, Walpole Shire of Manjimup  
Status: Final
Release Date: 7 February 2014
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0958 – Tronox Chandala Synthetic Rutile Plant
Summary: Amendment of Ministerial Statement 0412 – Synthetic Rutile Plant, Muchea – to replace and supersede all previous conditions and procedures
Status: Final
Release Date: 7 January 2014
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0957 – Carina Iron Ore Mine, Approximately 60 Kilometres Northeast
Summary: Amendment of Condition 5-2 of Ministerial Statement 0852 – Carina Iron Ore Mine, approximately 60 kilometres north east of Koolyanobbing, Shire of Yilgarn
Status: Final
Release Date: 12 December 2013
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0956 - Silica sand project, mining tenement ML70/326, Lot 5892 Maralla Road, Bullsbrook
Summary: Extract sand from mining tenement ML70/326, Lot 5892 Maralla Road, Bullsbrook.
Status: Final
Release Date: 6 December 2013
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0955 - Gold Mine Developments on Lake Lefroy, 7 Kilometres South-East of Kambalda
Summary:

The implementation of the proposal to which Environmental Protection Authority Report 1493 relates is subject to the conditions and procedures contained in Ministerial Statement No. 548, as amended by the following:

  1. Implementation Conditions 1 to 8 and Proponent Commitments 1 to 11 are deleted as the proposal is subject to the conditions and procedures contained in Ministerial Statement 879 (published on 16 November 2011).

Status: Final
Release Date: 6 December 2013
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0954 - Expansion of Jurien Gypsum Mining Operation ML70/116, Shire of Dandaragan
Summary: The proposal is to excavate and process gypsum ore and overburden from mining lease 70/1161. Mining operations are proposed to be undertaken annually in the dry season, to excavate a maximum of 130,000 tonnes of material (gypsum ore, water and overburden) per year to a maximum depth of 4 metres. Processing operations are to be undertaken using the facilities in the adjacent mining lease ML70/750.
Status: Final
Release Date: 6 December 2013
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0953 - Dongara Titanium Minerals Project
Summary: The proposal is to develop and operate a mineral sands mine approximately 25 kilometres south-east of the township of Dongara in the Midwest Region of Western Australia
Status: Final
Release Date: 2 December 2013
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0952 – Forest Management Plan 2014-2023
Summary: Forest Management Plan 2014-2023
Status: Final
Release Date: 21 November 2013
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0951 – Ularring Hematite Project
Summary: The proposal is to develop an iron ore mine and associated infrastructure in the Goldfields region, 450 kilometres (km) east-north-east of Perth. The proposal includes a borefield and adjoining water pipeline 60km west of the mine site and a rail siding 130km east of the mine site and 8km south of Menzies.
Status: Final
Release Date: 24 October 2013
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0950 – Algae Farm and Processing Facilities, Karratha
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate an Algae farm and processing facilities near Karratha in the Shire of Roebourne.
Status: Final
Release Date: 21 October 2013
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0949 – Cape Preston East – Iron Ore Export Facility
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate an iron ore export facility at Cape Preston East in the Pilbara region of WA.
Status: Final
Release Date: 9 September 2013
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0948 – Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum Project, 50 Km North-East Of Marble Bar, Shire of East Pilbara
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0772 - Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum Project, 50 kilometres north-east of Marble Bar, Shire of East Pilbara
Status: Final
Release Date: 2 September 2013
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0947 – Turee Syncline Iron Ore Project
Summary: The proposal is to develop an open-cut iron ore mine and associated infrastructure at the Turee Syncline deposit, located approximately 30 kilometres north-east of Paraburdoo
Status: Final
Release Date: 22 August 2013
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0946 – Western Turner Syncline Stage 2 – B1 and Section 17 Deposits
Summary: The proposal is to develop an open-cut iron ore mine and associated infrastructure at the Western Turner Syncline Stage 2 – B1 and Section 17 deposits, located approximately 30 kilometres west of Tom Price in the central Pilbara Region, Western Australia.
Status: Final
Release Date: 22 August 2013
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0945 – Balla Balla Export Facilities
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate an iron ore export facility at Balla Balla midway between Port Hedland and Karratha, northwest of Whim Creek in the Pilbara region of WA.
Status: Final
Release Date: 21 August 2013
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0944 – West Pilbara Iron Ore Project Stage 2 – Hardey Proposal
Summary: The proposal is to develop and operate an iron ore mine approximately 50 km west-northwest of Paraburdoo, Western Australia, a 20 km long gas pipeline corridor, and a 150 km long rail transport corridor that would connect the proposed mine to the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project Stage 1 infrastructure.
Status: Final
Release Date: 21 August 2013
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0943 – Mummaloo Iron Ore project
Summary: Construct and operate a shallow open pit iron ore mine and associated infrastructure on the Mt Gibson Pastoral Lease in the Mid-West of Western Australia.
Status: Final
Release Date: 15 August 2013
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0942 – Bayonet Head Plan for Development
Summary:

Plan for the future urban development and conservation of Lots 37, 38 and Part Lot 39 Elizabeth Street, Lots 2, 3, and 286 Alison Parade, Lot 1000, 1001 and Part Lot 42 Lower King Road, Part Lot 1 Yatana Road, Location 476 Sibbald Road and Lot 0 Bayonet Head, within the Bayonet Head Outline Development Plan Area (as defined in City of Albany Town Planning Scheme No. 3).


Status: Final
Release Date: 9 August 2013
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0941 - Derby Tidal Power Station Project
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate a tidal power station across the mouth of Doctor’s Creek, near Derby, for the generation of electricity. The proposal also includes the construction of power lines to distribute power to major centres in the West Kimberley.
Status: Final
Release Date: 22 July 2013
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0940 – Shine Iron Ore Project
Summary: The proposal is to develop an iron ore mine located approximately 68 kilometres south-east of Yalgoo and 30 kilometres north-east of the Greater Karara Iron Ore Project in the Shire of Yalgoo.
Status: Final
Release Date: 25 June 2013
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0939 – Residential Subdivision on Lots 3000 (Formerly Lot 1512) and 1523 Emu Point Drive, Albany
Summary: Amendment of conditions 5-2 of Ministerial Statement 0894 Residential Subdivision on Lots 3000 (Formerly Lot 1512) and 1523 Emu Point Drive, Albany
Status: Final
Release Date: 13 June 2013
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0938 – Ord River Irrigation Area Stage 2 (M2 Supply Channel) Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
Summary: Amendment of conditions to replace and supersede all previous conditions and procedures of Statements 0585 and 0830 Ord River Irrigation Area Stage 2 M2 Supply Channel, Kununurra
Status: Final
Release Date: 12 June 2013
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0937 – Shire of Chapman Valley Local Planning Scheme No. 2 - Lots 3, 7-12, 15-17, 154, 156 and Street No. 1891, North West Coastal Hwy, Buller
Summary: The Shire of Chapman Valley Local Planning Scheme (LPS) No. 2 – to rezone Lots 3, 7 to 12, 15 to 17, 154, 156 and Street Number 1891 (Buller Locality), North West Coastal Highway from “General Farming” to “Development” zone.
Status: Final
Release Date: 6 June 2013
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0936 – Access Road to Nelson Location 7965 (Sandy Peak) Doggerup Road, Shire of Manjimup
Summary: The proposal is for the construction, operation and maintenance of a 6.5 km long all-weather, year-round access track from Windy Harbour Road to Nelson Location 7965, located entirely within the Doggerup Road Reserve.
Status: Final
Release Date: 4 June 2013
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0935 – Boodarie Waste-to-Energy and Materials Recovery Facility, Port Hedland
Summary: The proposal is to develop a waste management facility located in the Boodarie Strategic Industrial Area approximately 13 kilometres south-west of Port Hedland.
Status: Final
Release Date: 21 May 2013
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0934 – Voyager Quarry, Lots 11 and 14 Horton Road, The Lakes, Avon Location 1881, Shire of Northam
Summary: Amendment of implementation conditions of Ministerial Statement 0706 – Voyager Quarry, Lots 11 14, Horton Road, The Lakes, Avon Location 1881, Shire of Northam
Status: Final
Release Date: 29 April 2013
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0933 – Iron Valley Above Watertable Mining Project
Summary: The proposal is to construct and develop an iron ore mine and associated infrastructure on the Iron Valley tenement located approximately 90 kilometres north-west of Newman in the Shire of East Pilbara.
Status: Final
Release Date: 1 February 2013
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0932 – Hope Downs 4 Iron Ore Mine, Shire of East Pilbara
Summary: Amendment to conditions of Ministerial Statement 0854 – Hope Downs 4 Iron Ore Mine Shire of East Pilbara
Status: Final
Release Date: 30 January 2013
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0931 – Wheatstone Development – Gas Processing, Export Facilities and Infrastructure. Shire of Ashburton and Roebourne.
Summary: Amendment to conditions of Ministerial Statement 0873 – Wheatstone Development – Gas Processing, Export Facilities and Infrastructure. Shire of Ashburton and Roebourne
Status: Final
Release Date: 30 January 2013
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0930 – Anketell Point Port Development, Antonymyre, Shire of Roebourne
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate a multi-user deepwater port with iron ore stockpiling, transfer and ship loading facilities and ancillary infrastructure at Anketell Point. The proposal allows for facilities required by the Proponent and future third parties to be developed.
Status: Final
Release Date: 30 January 2013
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0929 – Yellowfin Tuna Aquaculture Trial, Zeewijk Channel, Abrolhos Islands
Summary: Amendment to conditions of Ministerial Statement 0649 - Yellowfin Tuna Aquaculture Trial, Zeewijk Channel, Abrolhos Islands
Status: Final
Release Date: 25 January 2013
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0928 – Establishment of an Industrial Park at Meenaar 18 km east of Northam
Summary: Amendment to condition of Ministerial Statement 0293 - Establishment of an Industrial Park at Meenaar 18 km east of Northam
Status: Final
Release Date: 22 January 2013
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0927 – Oakajee Deepwater Port, Oakajee, Shire of Chapman Valley
Summary: Amendment to conditions of Ministerial Statement 0469 - Oakajee Deepwater Port, Oakajee, Shire of Chapman Valley
Status: Final
Release Date: 22 January 2013
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0926 – Armstrong Reserve, Dunsborough, Urban and Commercial Development
Summary: The proposal is to develop 1.28 ha of Armstrong Reserve, Lots 111, 115, 116, 117 and 257 Naturaliste Terrace, Dunsborough, for the purpose of an aged care facility.
Status: Final
Release Date: 21 January 2013
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0925 – Nammuldi-Silvergrass Expansion
Summary: The proposal includes the existing Nammuldi-Silvergrass Iron Ore Project and the proposed expansion, located approximately 60 kilometres north-west of the town of Tom Price, Shire of Ashburton, in the Pilbara region. 
Status: Final
Release Date: 11 January 2013
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0924 – Flinders Pilbara Iron Ore Project - Stage 1
Summary: The proposal is to develop and operate an iron ore mine on the Blacksmith tenement located approximately 70 km north-west of Tom Price in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Status: Final
Release Date: 11 January 2013
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0923 – Brockman Railway Infrastructure Project
Summary: The proposal is to construct a railway line and associated infrastructure connecting the Brockman Iron Ore Mine to an existing railway line.
Status: Final
Release Date: 11 January 2013
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0922 – Wheatstone Development – Gas Processing, Export Facilities and Infrastructure. Shire of Ashburton and Roebourne
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0873 - Wheatstone Development – Gas Processing, Export Facilities and Infrastructure. Shire of Ashburton and Roebourne.
Status: Final
Release Date: 11 January 2013
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0921 – Waste Disposal Site at Narngulu (Meru)
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0172 - Proposed Waste Disposal Site at Narngulu and Ministerial Statement 0173 - Waste Disposal Site at Narngulu
Status: Final
Release Date: 7 January 2013
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0920 – Kemerton Silica Sand Mining Proposal – Additional Mining Areas and Transfer of Land for Conservation
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0703 - Kemerton Silica Sand Mining Proposal - Additional mining areas transfer of land for conservation
Status: Final
Release Date: 4 January 2013
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0919 – Expansion of the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0709 – Expansion of the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
Status: Final
Release Date: 18 December 2012
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0918 - Cape Lambert to Emu Siding Rail Duplication and Borrow Pits in Millstream Chichester National Park
Summary: The proposal includes the approved rail line and eastern deviation and associated infrastructure adjacent to the existing rail line from Cape Lambert to Emu Siding.  The seven borrow pits within Millstream Chichester National Park are for use in the construction and maintenance of rail lines and associated infrastructure located within Millstream Chichester National Park.
Status: Final
Release Date: 18 December 2012
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0917 - Browse Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Precinct
Summary: Statement that a future proposal(s) identified in a strategic proposal may be implemented (sections 40b and 45 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986) within the Browse Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Precinct located at James Price Point.
Status: Final
Release Date: 19 November 2012
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