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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0487 - Urban Development Within System 6 Recommended Areas M2 and M6, Pt Lot 2 Between Marmion Avenue and Indian Ocean, Burns Beach
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0486 - Residential/Commercial Subdivision, Part Lot 402 Rae Rd, Cockburn Sound Location 16, Rockingham
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0485 - Ellenbrook Sewer Pressure Main, Shire of Swan
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0484 - Mineral Sands Mine, Dardanup
Summary:

The mining of mineral sand as documented in schedule 1 of this Statement.

Attachment 1 to Statement 484 – Increase in disturbance area required for Tailings Pond – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 19 January 2004.

Attachment 2 to Statement 484 – Increase in maximum ore mining rate – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 28 June 2004.

Attachment 3 to Statement 484 – Multiple amendments to the Key Characteristics Table relating to project life, groundwater influence and water supply, as a result of the Dardanup Southern Extension Project – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 9 August 2012.

Attachment 4 to Statement 484 – Inclusion of the Waterloo Project into the Southern Extension – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 20 December 2013.
Status: Final
Release Date: 11 August 1998
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0483 - Remediation of the Former Liquid Waste Disposal Facility Southern River Road, Gosnells
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0482 - Second Offshore Trunkline and Domgas Debottlenecking North-West Shelf
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0481 - Wagoo Hills Vanadium Project and Mingenew Coal Project
Summary: The development of a vanadium mining and processing operation 80 kilometres south-east of Mt Magnet (as documented in schedule 1 of this statement), and a coal mine near Mingenew to provide a source of energy to the vanadium operation.

Attachment 1 to Statement 481 – Amendment of key proposal characteristics – change to proposal approved under s45C on 22 October 2007.

Attachment 2 to Statement 481 – Production of iron ore – change to proposal approved under s45C on 30 August 2011.
Status: Final
Release Date: 15 November 2007
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0480 - Shire of Murray Town Planning Scheme No. 4, Amendment No. 108
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0479 - Shire of Murray Town Planning Scheme No.4 Amendment No. 109
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0478 - Newman Satellite Development - Mining of Orebody 23 Below the Water-Table
Summary: The mining of iron ore from the Orebody 23 (OB23) deposit on the Ophthalmia Range, including dewatering operations, approximately 13 kilometres north-east of Newman, Shire of East Pilbara, as documented in Schedule 1 of Ministerial Statement 478.

Attachment 1 to Statement 478 - Extension to the life and maximum disturbance boundary of the Orebody 23 Mine - section 45C change to proposal approved on 29 September 2010.

Attachment 2 to Statement 478 – Life of project and ore mining rate – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 4 December 2012.
Status: Final
Release Date: 5 June 1998
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0477 - Aquaculture Facility, Downes Island, Port Hedland
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0476 - Rare Earths Mining and Beneficiation At Mt Weld, Laverton and Secondary Processing At Meenaar, near Northam
Summary: Mining and beneficiation of a rare earths deposit at Mt Weld, and processing the beneficiated material to produce various rare earth oxides, concentrates and compounds at Meenaar.

Attachment 1 to Statement 476 – Removal of secondary processing at Meenaar; increased rate of mining and beneficiation, change in transport routes, and return of residues to Mt Weld for disposal – change to proposal approved under s45C on 14 May 2003.

Attachment 2 to Statement 476 – Change to transport route to allow transport of concentrate through Fremantle or Esperance – change to proposal approved under s45C on 8 February 2005.

Attachment 3 to Statement 476 – Construction of an access road requiring vegetation clearance between Mt Weld Mine Site and Mt Weld – Elora Road – change to proposal approved under s45C on 31 July 2006.

Attachment 4 to Statement 476 – Mt Weld Rare Earths Project Stage 2 Expansion of Operations - increase in production and associated additional infrastructure – change to proposal approved under s45C on 11 January 2012.

Attachment 5 to Statement 476 – Increase “life of project”; increase in the “area of disturbance” from approximately <270 hectares (ha) to <370 ha (55 ha for Mining Campaign 2, and 45 ha for the increase in Tailings Dam Area footprint from 27.3 to 67.3 ha) and Process Water Pond Facility (5 ha); remove “size of ore body”; remove “maximum carbon dioxide output”; and remove “development stages” – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 10 December 2013.
Status: Final
Release Date: 26 May 1998
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0475 - Soccer and Recreation Development, Progress Drive, Bibra Lake
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0474 - Marina Resort and Residential Development-Extension to Exmouth Boat Harbour
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 9 September 2005
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0473 - Residential Development and Drainage, Amarillo Farm, Karnup
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0472 - Wagoo Hills Vanadium Project and Mingenew Coal Project
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0471 - Cervantes-Jurien Coastal Road, Shire of Dandaragan
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0470 - Kwinana Ammonia Project, Kwinana Industrial Area
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0469 - Oakajee Deepwater Port, Oakajee, Shire of Chapman Valley
Summary: Construct a deepwater port capable of berthing and servicing up to three �Panamax� sized vessels (65,000 DWT) at Oakajee at either �north�, �central� or �south� location, in-shore or off-shore.

Attachment 1 to Statement 469 - Consolidated list of commitments as per Ministerial Statement 469, approved on 25 February 1998.

Attachment 2 to Statement 469 - Confirmed port location as the northern option, with an offshore design capable of berthing two Cape Class (180,000 DWT fully laden) vessels plus one further Cape Class (180,000 DWT fully laden) vessel or one Panamax Class (70,000 DWT fully laden) vessel - s45C change to proposal approved on 1 December 2009.
Release Date: 1 April 2010
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0468 - Short-term Shellsand Dredging Success Bank, Owen Anchorage
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0467 - Thomsons Lake Urban Structure Study and South Jandakot Development Water Reserves Management Plan, Jandakot
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0466 - Hismelt Iron Ore Smelting Project, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0465 - Exmouth Limestone Project Barge Loading Facility Mowbowra Creek, Shire of Exmouth
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0464 - Clean-up of Contaminated Site McCabe Street, Mosman Park
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0463 - Melanie-1 Petroleum Exploration Well Cape Range Peninsula, Shire of Exmouth
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0462 - Class IV Waste Disposal Cells Red Hill Waste Disposal Facility Toodyay Road, Red Hill, City of Swan
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0461 - Limestone Mine, Quicklime Plant and Use of Existing Port Facility Point Murat Shire of Exmouth
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0460 - MidWest Iron and Steel Project-Geraldton Steel Plant, Oakajee, Shire of Chapman Valley
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0459 - Extensions to Exmouth Water Supply Borefield, Town of Exmouth
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0458 - Midwest Iron and Steel Project, Geraldton Steel Plant Narngulu Industrial Estate, Geraldton Increase in Production from 1.0mtpa to 2.4 mtpa
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0457 - Wonnich Gas Development south-west of the Montebello Islands
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0456 - Prawn Farm, Heron Point, Exmouth Gulf
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0455 - Heavy Minerals Mine at Jangardup
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0454 - Pipeline Fabrication Site Within Mardie Station Pastoral Lease, Shire of Roebourne
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0453 - Boddington Gold Mine, Extended Basement Operation, Shire of Boddington
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 September 2004
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0452 - Staged Expansion of Tiwest Pigment Plant to 180,000tpa, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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0451 - Onslow Solar Salt Project
Summary: The implementation of this proposal is now subject to the conditions contained in Ministerial Statement 401 (November 1995), subject to the amendment and addition of the conditions contained in this statement.

Attachment 1 to Statement 451 – Increase in production capacity; decrease in haulage, washing and stacking rate; addition of three crystalliser ponds; decrease in bitterns discharge volume; correction of water use units – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 12 February 2013.


Status: Final
Release Date: 26 June 1997
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0450 - Hedges Gold Project, Shire of Boddington
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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0449 - Appraisal Drilling Programme for Wonnich Field South-West of the Montebello Islands
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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0448 - Murray Lakes Golf Complex and Residential Estate, Yunderup
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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0447 - Horticultural Development on 200 Hectares of Land Sussex Location 4158, Governor Broome Road Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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0446 - Chlor-alkali Plant Expansion to 42,000tpa, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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0445 - Nickel-Cobalt Ore Mining and Processing First Proposal Murrin Murrin 60km east of Leonora
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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0444 - Nickel-Cobalt Ore Mining Processing alternative Sites Murrin Murrin, 60km east of Leonora 1038
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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0443 - Breakwater Extension, Northern Harbour Precinct Jervoise Bay
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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0442 - Mining of Titanium Minerals, 2km south of Yarloop
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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0441 - Albany Highway, Bedfordale Hill Section Duplication
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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0440 - Hard Rock Quarry-ML 47/306, 309, 331 353 Burrup Peninsula
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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0439 - Orebody 18 Iron Ore Mine, ML 244SA 32 km East of Newman
Summary: The proposal is to develop an open cut iron ore mining operation at Orebody 18 involving mining 116 Mt of ore at a rate of up to 15Mtpa for a mine life of 12 to 15 years. Support infrastructure includes an 8 km rail spur and crushing, screening and load out facilities.

Attachment 1 to Statement 439 – Modification of pit areas and depths, enlargement of temporary stockpiles, adjustments to areas and locations of out-of-pit overburden storage areas, alteration to the arrangement of train wagons, increase in the workforce and establishment of a Maximum Disturbance Boundary – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 19 August 2008.

Attachment 2 to Statement 439 – Increase to maximum area of disturbance, area of pit, and area of overburden storage areas; and administrative changes to the Key Characteristics Table – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 17 June 2013.
Status: Final
Release Date: 6 February 1997
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0438 - Gnangara Mound Groundwater Resources
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 3 September 2004
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