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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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.
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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0983 – 40 Megawatt Biomass Power Plant – Forest Lease No. 1994/97 approximately 10 kilometers South-West of Manjimup, Shire of Manjimup
Summary: The proposal involves the construction and operation of a 40 Megawatt power plant fuelled by up to 380,000 tonnes (+/-10%) per annum of Eucalyptus globulus (Bluegum) and pine plantation wastes, a pipeline for water supply, and a power line connecting the power plant to the sub-station.
Status: Final
Release Date: 2 October 2014
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0982 – Yilgarn Operations – Windarling Range, Mt Jackson Range and Deception Deposit
Summary:

The proposal is to develop and operate iron ore mines at the Windarling Range, the Mt Jackson Range and the Deception Deposit, located in the Shire of Yilgarn and the Shire of Menzies.

Attachment 1 - W1 West pit approval for mining below groundwater table; Inclusion of six hectare Haulage Road Train Parking Area at Windarling; Inclusion of Table 3 - Coordinates defining Haulage Road Train Parking Area at Windarling - s45C change to proposal approved 17 February 2015.


Status: Final
Release Date: 24 September 2014
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0981 – Boonanarring Mineral Sands Mine
Summary: Open cut dry mining of mineral sands and the processing of mined material through primary and secondary concentration plants and dry minerals separation. It includes the construction and operation of associated infrastructure and a modification to the intersection of Brand Hwy with Wannamal Road West.
Status: Final
Release Date: 22 August 2014
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0980 – Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Mining Project Stage 2, 110 Kilometres North of Newman, Shire of East Pilbara
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0829 - Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Mining Project Stage 2, 110 kilometres north of Newman, Shire of East Pilbara
Status: Final
Release Date: 19 August 2014
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0979 – Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Mining Project Stage 1, 110 Kilometres North of Newman, Shire of East Pilbara
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0824 - Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Mining Project Stage 1, 110 Kilometres North of Newman, Shire of East Pilbara
Status: Final
Release Date: 19 August 2014
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0978 – Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Project, Port Infrastructure Port Hedland
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0858 – Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Project, Port Infrastructure Port Hedland
Status: Final
Release Date: 30 July 2014
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0977 – Cooljarloo Mine – Falcon Extension Approximately 10 Kilometres North-West of Cataby Shire of Dandaragan
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0790 - Cooljarloo Mine - Falcon extension approximately 10 kilometres north-west of Cataby, Shire of Dandaragan
Status: Final
Release Date: 30 July 2014
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0976 – Resource Recovery Facility, Red Hill
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate a resource recovery facility within the existing Red Hill Waste Management Facility, City of Swan, for the processing of waste to produce energy,  using either anaerobic digestion technology or gasification technology.
Status: Final
Release Date: 9 July 2014
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0975 – Class II Landfill, Lot 7778 Diagram 209805, 1189 Wannamal Road South, Cullalla, Shire of Gingin
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0796 - Class II landfill, Lot 7778 Diagram 209805, 1189 Wannamal Road South, Cullula, Shire of Gingin
Status: Final
Release Date: 2 July 2014
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0974 – Mangles Bay Marina Based Tourist Precinct
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate a single entrance onshore marina to accommodate up to 500 boat pens and moorings and a surrounding land development comprising tourism, commercial, public open space and residential land uses.
Status: Final
Release Date: 19 June 2014
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0973 – Subdivision of Lot 500 Patterson 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 June 2014
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0972 – Bunbury Berth 14A Expansion Project
Summary: The proposal is to construct and operate a coal handling and export facility within the Bunbury Port Inner Harbour in the south-west region of Western Australia.
Status: Final
Release Date: 18 June 2014
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0971 – Newmont Boddington Goldmine
Summary: The proposal is to continue to operate the existing Newmont Boddington Goldmine and associated infrastructure, and to expand the existing operations through widening and deepening of existing pits, and through construction of new waste dumps, residue disposal areas and associated infrastructure.
Status: Final
Release Date: 12 June 2014
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0970 – West Angelas Iron Ore Project
Summary: Amendment to conditions of Ministerial Statement 0514 - West Angelas Iron Ore Project Shires of East Pilbara, Ashburton and Roebourne
Status: Final
Release Date: 12 June 2014
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0969 – Southern Extension of Sandpit, Lot 2 Calinup Road, Gelorup, Shire of Capel
Summary: Amendment of conditions of Ministerial Statement 0767 - Southern extension of sand pit, Lot 2 Calinup Road, Gelorup, Shire of Capel
Status: Final
Release Date: 12 June 2014
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0968 – Hinge Iron Ore Project
Summary: To develop and operate an iron ore mine, supporting infrastructure and a haul road, 76 km north-east of Perenjori in the Midwest region.
Status: Final
Release Date: 4 June 2014
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0967 – Lumsden Point General Cargo Facility
Summary: The proposal is to develop and operate a general cargo facility within the Port Hedland inner harbour, within the Town of Port Hedland.
Status: Final
Release Date: 12 May 2014
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0966 – Kimberley Aquaculture Development Zone
Summary: A 2,000 hectare aquaculture development zone located within Cone Bay, (Kimberley Aquaculture Development Zone) with a maximum production capacity of 20,000 tonnes per annum of marine finfish of a species that occurs naturally within the Pilbara and Kimberley Region.
Status: Final
Release Date: 12 May 2014
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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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