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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1032 – Gidji Gold Processing Plant, Near Kalgoorlie
Summary: This Statement replaces and supersedes all previous conditions and procedures of Ministerial Statements 0028, Satellite Gold Roaster, near Kalgoorlie and 0077 Gidji Gold Roaster-Phase II Expansion, near Kalgoorlie
Status: Final
Release Date: 30 June 2016
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1031 – Western Turner Syncline Iron Ore Project – Revised Proposal
Summary: The proposal is to revise Western Turner Syncline, Section 10 Iron Ore Project the subject of Statement No. 807, dated 17 September 2009; and Western Turner Syncline Stage 2 – B1 and Section 17 Deposits the subject of Statement No. 946 dated 22 August
Status: Final
Release Date: 23 June 2016
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1030 – Yoongarillup Mineral Sands Project
Summary: The proposal is to develop, mine, rehabilitate and decommission the Yoongarillup Mineral Sands Project. The proposal is located approximately 17 kilometres south east of Busselton. The proposal includes the construction of associated mine infrastructure (offices, workshops, laydown area, roads, and ore processing facilities), the backfilling of mined pits and the rehabilitation and decommissioning of disturbed areas.
Status: Final
Release Date: 7 June 2016
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1029 – Jimblebar Iron Ore Project, 40 Kilometres East of Newman, Shire of East Pilbara
Summary: Amendment to conditions of Ministerial Statement 0857 – Jimblebar Iron Ore Project, 40 Kilometres East of Newman, Shire of East Pilbara
Status: Final
Release Date: 1 June 2016
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1028 – Hazelmere Wood Waste to Energy Plant
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate a Wood Waste to Energy Plant at the existing Hazelmere Recycling Centre on Part Lot 100 and Lot 301, Lakes Road, Hazelmere.
Status: Final
Release Date: 26 April 2016
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1027 – West Pilbara Iron Ore Project – Stage 1 Mine Area
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0881 – West Pilbara Iron Ore Project Stage 1 – Mine and Rail, Shire of Ashburton and Shire of Roebourne in relation to a proposal to develop eight iron ore deposits at five locations between 35 and 85 kilometres (km) south of Pannawonica.
Status: Final
Release Date: 4 February 2016
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1026 – West Pilbara Infrastructure Project – Rail
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0881 – West Pilbara Iron Ore Project Stage 1 – Mine and Rail, Shire of Ashburton and Shire of Roebourne in relation to the construction and operation of a heavy haulage railway approximately 221 kilometres (km) in length to connect the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project – Stage 1 mine area (between 35 and 85km south of Pannawonica) to a port precinct at Anketell Point (25km north-east of Karratha).
Status: Final
Release Date: 4 February 2016
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1025 – Hope Downs Iron Ore Mine, 75 Km North-West of Newman Pilbara Region – Baby Hope Proposal
Summary: Amendment to the Hope Downs Iron Ore Mine described in Ministerial Statement 0584, to develop and operate the Baby Hope deposit and associated infrastructure as described in Schedule 1 of this statement.
Status: Final
Release Date: 24 December 2015
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1024 – City of Greater Geraldton Town Planning Scheme No. 1A Amendment 4 – Brand Highway, Cape Burney
Summary: To rezone Lots 1945, 5843, 1268, 1358, 1, 1925, 2453, 4201, 6852, 708, 3, 4200, 4201, Victoria Location 11939, and the portion of Lot 2466 contained within TPS 1A from numerous local scheme reserves (‘Dune Preservation’, ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Public Use’) and zones (‘Residential’, ‘Residential Development’, ‘Resort Development’, ‘Commercial’ and ‘General Farming’) to ‘Development’ zone.
Status: Final
Release Date: 18 December 2015
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1023 – Argyle Diamond Mine, Underground Project – 110 Km South of Kununurra, Shire of Wyndham – East Kimberley
Summary: This Statement replaces and supersedes all previous conditions and procedures of Statement 0711 - Argyle Diamond Mine, Underground Project, 11km South of Kununurra, Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberly
Status: Final
Release Date: 17 November 2015
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1022 – Forrestfield-Airport Link
Summary:

The proposal is for the extension of the Perth rail network from the Bayswater Station/Midland line through to Forrestfield.

Attachment 1 - Increase in the total combined size of the Bayswater and Forrestfield development envelopes from 65 hectares (ha) to 68.4 ha; and increase in the area of surface disturbance from 46.3 ha to 51.3 ha - s45C change to proposal approved on 23 March 2016.


Status: Final
Release Date: 13 November 2015
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1021 – Orebody 31 Iron Ore Mine
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate an open-cut iron ore mine, and associated infrastructure, approximately 40 kilometres (km) east of Newman.
Status: Final
Release Date: 12 November 2015
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1020 – Marandoo Iron Ore Project – Revised Proposal
Summary: Proposal to revise Marandoo Iron Ore Mine and Central Pilbara Railway, the subject of Statement No. 286 dated 6 October 1992, Statement No. 598 dated 2 July 2002 and Statement No. 833 dated 8 July 2010.
Status: Final
Release Date: 28 October 2015
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1019 – Port Kennedy Regional Recreation Centre, Becher Point Stage 1
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statements 0105 - Port Kennedy Regional Recreation Centre, Stage 1, Becher Pt and 0359 - Change to environmental conditions for regional recreation centre Stage 1 Boundary, Port Kennedy
Status: Final
Release Date: 22 October 2015
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1018 – Orebody 32 Above Water Table Iron Ore Mine Project
Summary: The proposal is to develop and operate the Orebody 32 Above Water Table Iron Ore Mine.
Status: Final
Release Date: 15 October 2015
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1017 – Cataby Mineral Sands Project, Cataby, Shire of Dandaragan
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0720 - Cataby Mineral Sands Project, Cataby , Shire of Dandaragan.
Status: Final
Release Date: 1 October 2015
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1016 – Kwinana Waste to Energy Project
Summary: The proposal is to build and operate a waste to energy plant and brick making facility on Lot 9500 Leath Road, Kwinana in the Kwinana Industrial Area.
Status: Final
Release Date: 3 September 2015
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1015 – West Angelas - Deposit A West and Deposit F – Revised Proposal
Summary: West Angelas Deposit A west and Deposit F – Revised Proposal – a proposal to amend the West Angelas Iron Ore Project, the subject of Ministerial Statement No. 970 dated 12 June 2014.
Status: Final
Release Date: 21 August 2015
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1014 – Pilbara Iron Ore Project – Revised Proposal
Summary: Proposal to amend the Pilbara Iron Ore Project – Stage 1 to include the Paragon deposit and additional infrastructure such as access roads, airport, accommodation camps, power station, ore processing facility, tailings storage facilities.
Status: Final
Release Date: 19 August 2015
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1013 – Exploration Drilling Mungada Blue Hills East
Summary: The proposal is for clearing of access tracks and clearing, levelling and cut and fill of drill pads for exploration drilling on the Mungada Ridge of the Midwest Region of Western Australia.
Status: Final
Release Date: 14 August 2015
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1012 – Orebody 18 Iron Ore Mine
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0439 - Orebody 18 Iron Ore Mine, ML 244SA 32 km East of Newman
Status: Final
Release Date: 7 August 2015
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1011 – Exploration Drilling Feral Prospect
Summary: The proposal is for an exploration drilling program which involves disturbance and clearing for access tracks and drill pads, and fencing, on banded iron formation ranges of the Perenjori Hills.
Status: Final
Release Date: 4 August 2015
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1010 – Increase in Abstraction and Reinjection at Cloudbreak Mine
Summary: Increase in abstraction and reinjection at Cloudbreak Mine.
Status: Final
Release Date: 4 August 2015
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1009 – Busselton Regional Aerodrome – City of Busselton
Summary: Change to implementation conditions of Ministerial Statement 901 - Busselton Regional Aerodrome, City of Busselton.
Status: Final
Release Date: 7 July 2015
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1008 – Roe Highway Extension
Summary:

The proposal is to construct and operate a dual carriageway road from the current terminus of Roe Highway at Kwinana Freeway in Jandakot, to Stock Road in Coolbellup.

Note: In the matter of Save Beeliar Wetlands (Inc) v Jacob [2015] WASC 482, the Supreme Court of Western Australia found the environmental impact assessment undertaken by the EPA to be invalid because the EPA had not taken into account its own relevant published policies which it was legally obliged to do.


Status: Final
Release Date: 2 July 2015
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1007 - Heavy Mineral Sands Mine, Beenup, Shire of Augusta – Margaret River
Summary: Change to implementation conditions of Ministerial Statement 0434 - Heavy Mineral Sands Mine, Beenup, Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.
Status: Final
Release Date: 17 June 2015
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1006 - Balla Balla Infrastructure – Rail And Conveyor Project
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate a combination railway and conveyor line, and associated infrastructure to connect the Flinders Pilbara Iron Ore Project to the Balla Balla Export Facilities in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Status: Final
Release Date: 15 June 2015
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1005 – Extension Mining Proposal
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate an open cut iron ore mine and associated infrastructure for the extraction, processing and transport of iron ore. The proposal is located approximately 70 km north-west of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Status: Final
Release Date: 14 May 2015
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1004 – Albany Port Expansion Project
Summary: Amendment of condition 3 of Ministerial Statement 0846 – Albany Port Expansion Project
Status: Final
Release Date: 4 May 2015
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1003 – Bluewaters Power Station Expansion – Phase III and Phase IV Shire of Collie, Shire of Dardanup, Shire of Harvey
Summary: Amendment of condition 3 of Ministerial Statement 0837 – Bluewaters Power Station Expansion - Phase III and Phase IV Shire of Collie, Shire of Dardanup, Shire of Harvey
Status: Final
Release Date: 1 May 2015
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1002 – Gorgon Gas Development Fourth Train Expansion Proposal
Summary: To expand the liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity of the existing proposal from 15 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 20 Mtpa (nominal). The Proposal is subject to the implementation conditions in Ministerial Statement No. 0800, as amended by Ministerial Statement No. 0865
Status: Final
Release Date: 30 April 2015
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1001 – Tutunup South Mineral Sands Project
Summary: Deletion of condition 9 of Ministerial Statement 0799 Tutunup South Mineral Sands Project
Status: Final
Release Date: 25 March 2015
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1000 – Brockman Syncline 4 Iron Ore - Revised Proposal
Summary:

Proposal to amend Brockman Syncline 4 Iron Ore Project, located approximately 60km West-North-West of Tom Price, Shire of Ashburton, the subject of Statement No. 717 dated 24 March 2006.

Attachment 1 - Replacement of conditions 3 - 8. Minor change to implementation conditions made under s46C approved on 23 April 2015.


Status: Final
Release Date: 11 March 2015
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0999 –Koodaideri Iron Ore Mine and Infrastructure Project
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate an open cut iron ore mine and associated infrastructure for the extraction, processing and transport of iron ore.
Status: Final
Release Date: 10 March 2015
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0998 – Kemerton Silica Sand Mining Proposal, Additional Mining Areas and Transfer of Land for Conservation
Summary: This Statement replaces all conditions and procedures of Ministerial Statement 920 and replaces Condition 3 of Ministerial Statement 703
Status: Final
Release Date: 4 March 2015
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0997 – Kintyre Uranium Project
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate an open-cut uranium mine, and associated infrastructure, approximately 270 kilometres (km) north east of Newman.
Status: Final
Release Date: 4 March 2015
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0996 – EP 413 3D Seismic Acquisition Survey
Summary: The proposal is to undertake a 3D seismic acquisition survey across a 10,600 hectare area within exploration permit area EP413. The proposal comprises the following elements:

·      Preparation of north-south and east-west vehicle access lanes by cutting vegetation above ground level and mulching greenstock with immediate replacement of mulch in-situ (also known as “raised blade roller mulching”).

·      Laying source and receiver lines along lanes and insertion of geophones to a depth of 0.1 metres.

·      Undertaking seismic analysis (generation of acoustic signal) using vibroseis trucks.

·      Demobilising, rehabilitating and closing vehicular access to seismic lines, monitoring and, as required, remedial rehabilitation works.


Status: Final
Release Date: 20 February 2015
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0995 – Subdivision of Lot 21 Alumina Road, East Rockingham
Summary:

Amendment of conditions of Strategic Proposal Statement Number 0863 – Rockingham Industrial Zone Strategic Environmental Assessment (Formerly IP14)


Status: Final
Release Date: 18 February 2015
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0994 – East Rockingham Waste to Energy and Materials Recovery Facility
Summary: The proposal is to build and operate a Waste to Energy and Materials Recovery Facility on Lot 1 Office Road, 3 kilometres north-east of Rockingham in the Rockingham Industrial Zone.
Status: Final
Release Date: 20 January 2015
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0993 - North Star Magnetite Project
Summary:   The proposal is to construct and operate an open-cut iron ore mine, and associated infrastructure, approximately 110 kilometres (km) south-south east of Port Hedland.
Status: Final
Release Date: 9 January 2015
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0992 – Eglinton Beach Proposal
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0150 for the development of residential, commercial and public open space land uses, a single entrance marina and the management of conservation areas on Lot 5000 and Part Lot 5001 Pipidinny Road and Part Lot 9005 Marmion Ave, Eglinton.

Attachment 1 - Reduce the original Conservation Area from 42 hectares to 41.8 hectares - s 45C change to proposal approved 9 February 2015.
Status: Final
Release Date: 5 January 2015
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0991 – Yellowfin Tuna Aquaculture Trial, Zeewijk Channel, Abrolhos Islands
Summary: Amendment of Condition 4 of Ministerial Statement 0649 - Yellowfin Tuna Aquaculture Trial Zeewijk Channel, Abrolhos Island, as inserted by Ministerial Statement 0929 – Yellowfin Tuna Aquaculture Trial, Zeewijk Channel, Abrolhos Islands
Status: Final
Release Date: 4 December 2014
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0990 – Port Geographe Development Coastal Structures City of Busselton
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0391 - Port Geographe - Stage 1 in relation to the construction of coastal structures to establish a harbour entrance to the Port Geographe Development with reduced trapping of seagrass wrack, 3 kilometres east of the town of Busselton.
Status: Final
Release Date: 26 November 2014
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0989 – Port Geographe Land Development City of Busselton
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0391 - Port Geographe - Stage 1 in relation to the construction of an onshore canal land development at Geographe Bay, 3 kilometres east of the town of Busselton.
Status: Final
Release Date: 26 November 2014
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0988 – Jackson 4 (J4) Iron Ore Mine and Haul Road on M77/1242, L77/250, L77/252 and L77/254
Summary:

The proposal is to develop the Jackson 4 (J4) deposit and construct and operate an iron ore mine and supporting infrastructure, access track and haul road in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, approximately 60 kilometres north-west of Koolyanobbing, as documented in Schedule 1 of this Statement.

Attachment 1 - Remove the list of tenements from the proposal title; Remove the original accommodation camp location and replace it with an alternative location; Increase the area of approved development envelope by 63.4 hectares (ha); and Change to Schedule 3 – Coordinates that define the Proposal Development Envelope - s45C change to proposal approved 20 February 2015.


Status: Final
Release Date: 24 October 2014
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0987 – Albany Iron Ore Project – Southdown Magnetite Proposal
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0816. The proposal is the construction and operation of an open pit magnetite mine located approximately 90 kilometres east-north-east of Albany, and pipelines for ore slurry transport and return water, connecting the mine site and new port loading facilities in the Port of Albany
Status: Final
Release Date: 24 October 2014
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0986 – Browns Range Rare Earth Project
Summary: A proposed rare earth elements (REE) mine and ore processing facility at Browns Range, approximately 160 kilometres (km) southeast of Halls Creek in the Shire of Halls Creek.
Status: Final
Release Date: 20 October 2014
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0985 – Balla Balla Magnetite Mining Project
Summary:  

Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0794 - To undertake mining and processing of up to 129 million tonnes of magnetite iron ore in the Central and Western deposits at the Balla Balla mine site and to construct and operate a pipeline to convey the magnetite slurry to Utah Point, Port Hedland.


Status: Final
Release Date: 17 October 2014
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0984 – Keysbrook Mineral Sands Mine, Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Shire of Murray
Summary: The proposal is to develop a mineral sands mine near the Keysbrook township. The proposal involves the extraction and processing of a low-grade heavy mineral sands deposit
Status: Final
Release Date: 16 October 2014
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