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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0714 - Abernethy Road - Tonkin Highway on-ramp
Summary: Construction of an on-ramp from Abernethy Road to Tonkin Highway in Kewdale, City of Belmont
Release Date: 10 December 2007
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0713 - Hard Rock Quarry - ML47/26, 255, 306, 309, 331, 333 353, Burrup Peninsula
Summary: 713 - Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 31 January 2006
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0712 - Orebody 25 Extension Project, 8 kms northeast of Newman, Shire of East Pilbara
Summary: The proposal is to expand the existing mining operations at the Orebody 25 mine, located eight kilometres north-east of Newman, in the Pilbara Region. The project involves mining the remaining ore from Pits 1 and 3, and mining Pit 3 to below the water table, therefore increasing the ore production rate to eight million tonnes per annum, as documented in Schedule 1 of Statement 712.

Attachment 1 to Statement 712 - Mining below the watertable within Orebody Pit 1 to a depth below the watertable of approximately 30 metres. The pit will be backfilled to 5 metres above the watertable with waste material at the cessation of mining activities - s45C change to proposal approved on 11 June 2008.

Attachment 2 to Statement 712 - Change OB25 mine operation life until 2018 to mine additional ore from Pit 3 and portion of Pit 1 (i.e. Pit 1 East) - s45C change to proposal approved on 2 October 2009.

Attachment 3 to Statement 712 - Increase in disturbance area and development envelope – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 19 September 2012.
Status: Final
Release Date: 28 October 2009
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0711 - Argyle Diamond Mine, Underground Project, 11km South of Kununarra, Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberly
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 20 January 2006
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0710 - Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline, Northern Looping Project, Loops 1 to 9, Karratha to Bullsbrook
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 5 July 2006
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0709 - Expansion of the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia, Shark Bay
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 10 January 2006
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0708 - Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline, Southern Looping Project, Loop 10, South of Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 10 January 2006
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0707 - Pilbara Iron Ore Infrastructure Project: East-West Railway Mine Sites Stage B
Summary: Proposal: The proposal encompasses open pit iron ore mines at Christmas Creek and Mindy Mindy, a beneficiation plant at Christmas Creek, a borefield and an east-west railway to link the Stage A north-south railway to Port Hedland with the Christmas Creek minesite, as documented in schedule 1 of statement 707.

Attachment 1 to Statement 707 - Increase to Christmas Creek clearance area (by 12.5ha) - section 45C change to proposal approved on 21 October 2006.

Attachment 2 to Statement 707 - Alterations to rail corridor alignment and length - section 45C change to proposal approved on 3 October 2008.

Attachment 3 to Statement 707 - To haul iron ore from Christmas Creek to Cloud Break via truck along existing roads, in addition to the approved transportation by train - section 45C change to proposal approved on 23 June 2009.

Attachment 4 to Statement 707 - Additional impact area for rail duplication works (by 102ha) - section 45C change to proposal approved on 21 December 2009.

Attachment 5 to Statement 707 - to realign approximately 6 kilometres of the western portion of the access road used to haul ore from the Christmas Creek to Cloud Break mine sites - change to proposal approved under s45C on 15 March 2010.

Attachment 6 to Statement 707 - Extension of pipeline from the Hillside East reinjection borefield into the Christmas Creek mine site - change to proposal approved under s45C on 6 April 2010..

Attachment 7 to Statement 707 -
  • Construction of additional rail infrastructure;
  • Construction of an access/transport route between the Christmas Creek mine site and Marble Bar Road, as shown in Figure 8 (this replaces the section of road between the Christmas Creek mine site and Marble Bar Road depicted in Figure 3 of Attachment 1); and
  • Removal of production rate from Key Characteristics Table - change to proposal approved under s45C on 28 March 2012.

Status: Final
Release Date: 8 April 2010
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0706 - Voyager Quarry, Lots 11 14, Horton Road, The Lakes, Avon Location 1881, Shire of Northam
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Status: Final
Release Date: 29 April 2008
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0705 - Relocation of Herne Hill Quarry Operation
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 10 January 2006
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0704 - Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline, Kemerton Lateral Gas Pipeline, Kemerton, Shire of Harvey
Release Date: 3 January 2006
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0703 - Kemerton Silica Sand Mining Proposal - Additional mining areas transfer of land for conservation
Release Date: 3 January 2006
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0702 - Hamersly Iron Dampier Port upgrade to a throughput capacity of 120 million tons per annum
Release Date: 3 January 2006
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0701 - Industrial Development, Tonkin Industrial Park, Bassendean Stages 1 2 Tonkin Industrial Park Containment Cell Dimensions, Bassendean
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 10 January 2006
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0700 - Sodium Cyanide Plants Liquid and Solid at Kwinana and Transport of Sodium Cyanide by Road and Rail from Kwinana
Summary: The operation of liquid and solid sodium cyanide production plants at Kwinana, and the transport of sodium cyanide by road and rail from Kwinana, as documented in schedule 1 of this statement.

Attachment 1 to Statement 700 – Increase in the liquid sodium cyanide production capacity from 70,000 to 85,000 tonnes per annum (tpa). Minor changes to the solid sodium cyanide plant facilities to accurately reflect the requirements for achieving the currently approved production capacity of 45,000 tpa – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 4 February 2013.


Status: Final
Release Date: 22 November 2005
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0699 - Clay Excavation Lots 7, 19, 60, 63, 64 20 Hallett Copley Roads formerly Port Lot 1 Lots 222, 27, 26, 25, 28 7 Hallett Copley Roads, Lots 19, 45 46 St Alban�s Road, Lot 100 Great Northern Highway Upper Swan
Summary: The operation of a clay excavation facility in Upper Swan, as documented in Schedule 1 of Statement 699.

Attachment 1 to Statement 699 - Inclusion of an additional lot (Lot 18 St Alban�s Road, Upper Swan) into the Upper Swan clay extraction area - s45C change to proposal approved on 2 November 2009.
Release Date: 6 November 2009
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0698 - Kwinana Gas-Fired Power Station Water-Cooled Condenser Leath Barter Roads, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 11 September 2007
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0697 - Greater Bunbury Region Scheme
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 15 November 2005
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0696 - Gas pipeline to Nifty Copper Operations, Great Sandy Desert
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 18 November 2005
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0695 - Yandicoogina Junction South East Mine, Mining Lease 274SA, Shire of East Pilbara
Summary: To mine iron ore within Mining Lease 274SA at a rate of approximately 16 million tonnes per annum, and subsequent rehabilitation and decommissioning of the site.

Attachment 1 to Statement 695 - Remove the detailed breakdown of the disturbance area - change to proposal approved under s45C on 4 March 2009.

Attachment 2 to Statement 695 - Increase of dewatering cap (shared with Statement 523) to 35 GL/a - change to proposal approved under s45C on 16 Jul 2009.

Attachment 3 to Statement 695 - Increase in mine impact area to up to 980 hectares, and increase in mining rate to 22 million tonnes per annum – change to proposal approved under s45C on 26 October 2010.

Attachment 4 to Statement 695 – To clear an additional 212 ha of vegetation for waste dumps, topsoil stockpiles and haul road diversions and to increase the mining rate by 2 million tonnes per annum – change to proposal approved under s45C on 12 October 2011.
Status: Final
Release Date: 17 July 2009
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0694 - Gas-Fired Co-Generation Facility Worsley, Shire of Collie
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 15 November 2005
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0693 - Kwinana Gas-Fired Power Station, Leath Barter Roads, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 20 October 2005
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0692 - East Clontarf Residential Development, Waterford, City of South Perth
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 19 June 2006
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0691 – Final Remediation Works for the Former Cresco Site, Bayswater
Summary: Summary: Remediation of the former Cresco site, which is the land bounded by Tonkin Highway and Railway Parade in the City of Bayswater, involving treatment of soil and groundwater and removal of infrastructure, so that it is suitable for future commercial/industrial use.
Status: Final
Release Date: 5 October 2005
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0690 - Pilbara Iron Ore and Infrastructure Project: Port North-South Railway Stage A
Summary: Proposal: Construction of a port at Anderson Point in Port Hedland, which includes shipping facilities, reclaimed areas for iron ore handling infrastructure, stockpiles and ancillary facilities, and a connecting north-south railway over a distance of approximately 345 kilometres to resources in the east Pilbara at Mindy Mindy, as documented in schedule 1 of Statement 690.

Attachment 1 to Statement 690 - Increase of dredging area and clearance area for Port � 45C change to proposal approved on 6 April 2006.

Attachment 2 to Statement 690 - Additional clearance for temporary access road - 45C change to proposal approved on 17 August 2006.

Attachment 3 to Statement 690 - Additional infrastructure listed as part of Rail Loop and Railway Alignment - 45C change to proposal approved on 12 September 2006.

Attachment 4 to Statement 690 - Increase of dredging area and clearance area for Port - 45C change to proposal approved on 27 April 2007.

Attachment 5 to Statement 690 - Description of conveyors as uncovered - 45C change to proposal approved on 4 April 2008.

Attachment 6 to Statement 690 - Extension of construction period and addition of two car dumpers - 45C change to proposal approved on 7 August 2008.

Attachment 7 to Statement 690 - Additional rail infrastructure and associated clearance of an additional 606 hectares - 45C change to proposal approved on 17 December 2009.

Attachment 8 to Statement 690 - Increase in railway corridor disturbance (371 hectares) due to construction of additional infrastructure, increase in port operating area (3 hectares) due to widening of causeway – section 45C change to proposal approved on 21 August 2011.

Attachment 9 to Statement 690 – Remove and amend the port elements of Schedule 1 to include wharf AP5, and removal of references to export tonnage in Schedule 1 – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 6 February 2014.

Status: Final
Release Date: 29 January 2010
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0689 - Ammonium Nitrate Production Facility Expansion, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 6 October 2005
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0688 - Jandakot Mound Groundwater Resources including Jandakot Groundwater Scheme, Stage 2
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 27 September 2005
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0687 - Gnangara Mound Groundwater Resources including Groundwater Resource Allocation, East Gnangara, City of Swan
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 27 September 2005
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0686 - Campbell Road Estate Super-Lot Subdivision, City of Gosnells
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 9 September 2005
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0685 - Bluewaters Power Station, Shire of Collie
Summary: The construction and operation of a sub-critical coal-fired base-load power generating facility with a nominal generating capacity of 200 megawatts adjacent to the Bluewaters I Power Station on a site located approximately four kilometres north-east of Collie, as documented in Schedule 1 of the Statement.

Attachment 1 to Statement 685 - Modification of the location footprint and clarification of "Maximum Facility Footprint", "Maximum Total Area", "Infrastructure", and "Construction Laydown Envelope" - s45C change to proposal approved on 9 October 2006.

Attachment 2 to Statement 685 - Increase in power generating capacity from 200 megawatts to 208 megawatts, increase in the size of the laydown area, changes to the air emissions profile, relocation of the wastewater treatment plant, and re-alignment of the coal conveyor - s45C change to proposal approved on 18 September 2007.

Attachment 3 to Statement 685 - Increase ancillary infrastructure area - s45C change to proposal approved on 12 August 2008.

Attachment 4 to Statement 685 - Addition of a second ash disposal site - s45C change to proposal approved on 7 November 2008.
Attachment 5 to Statement 685 - Increase greenhouse gas emissions to 1,562,000 tonnes per annum of carbon dioxide equivalent - s45C change to proposal approved on 2 September 2009.

Attachment 6 to Statement 685 - Increase the power generating capacity from 208 megawatts to 217 megawatts - s45C change to proposal approved on 23 October 2009.

Attachment 7 to Statement 685 – Removal of maximum sulphur oxides in emissions and plant thermal efficiency – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 7 January 2013.
Status: Final
Release Date: 24 August 2005
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0684 - Ellendale 4 Diamond Project, West Kimberly, Shire of Derby-West Kimberly
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 12 June 2008
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0683 - Wheelarra Hill Iron Ore Mine Extension, Life-of-Mine Proposal, Mining Lease 266SA, 40 km East of Newman, Shire of East Pilbara
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 21 November 2006
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0682 - Goldsworthy Iron Ore Mines Expansion Project, 100 - 170 kms east of Port Hedland
Summary:

The extension of current mines, and new pits, to mine and crush iron ore at the Yarrie, Nimingarra and Cattle Gorge mine areas at a continuing rate of up to approximately 8.5 million tonnes per annum, for transportation by rail to Port Hedland; rehabilitation; and decommissioning of the site.

Attachment to Statement 682 – Change to description of proposal by removing Y4A from the main activity and increasing area disturbed from 97 to 145 hectares (ha) – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 8 June 2006.

Attachment 2 to Statement 682 – Revised proposal description and removal of Location, Duration and Employment from the key proposal characteristics; increase the area of disturbance from approximately 145 to 270 ha, and formalise new Maximum Disturbance Boundaries (Development Envelope) of approximately of 455 ha for the site – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 9 October 2013


Status: Final
Release Date: 11 August 2005
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0681 - Esperance Port - Upgrading of marine facilities Increase in iron ore export through the port to 8 million tons per annum
Summary: The upgrading of marine facilities consist of deepening berths 1 and 2, dredging of the harbour basin and shipping channel, construction of a new deepwater berth, reclamation of approximately 15 hectares of land, construction of a new iron ore shed and associated shiploading and conveyor systems, and an increased throughput of iron ore to 8 million tonnes per annum, as detailed in schedule 1 of the statement.

Attachment 1 to Statement 681 - Iron ore delivered to the Port by rail will occur at a rate of up to 8.8 million tonnes per annum, Iron ore export from the Port will occur at a rate of up to 8.8 million tonnes per annum, and the number of iron ore trains from the mine to the rail yard will increase from an average of 18 to an average of 20 iron ore trains per week - section 45C change to proposal approved on 18 November 2008.

Attachment 2 to Statement 681 – Increasing iron ore exports through the Port of Esperance from 8.8 million tonnes per annum to 11.5 million tonnes per annum. – change to proposal approved under s45C on 6 September 2010.
Status: Final
Release Date: 28 July 2005
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0680 - Temporary Relocation of Total Waste Management's Evaporation ponds to the Mungari Industrial Estate, Shire of Coolgardie
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 8 September 2005
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0679 - Marillana Creek Yandi Life-of-Mine Proposal, Mining Leases 270SA 47/292, 90 km North-West of Newman, Shire of East Pilbara
Summary:

Life-of-mine proposal to mine iron ore within Mining Leases 270SA and 47/292 at a rate of approximately 45 million tonnes per annum, and subsequent rehabilitation and decommissioning of the site.

Attachment 1 - Change to the description in the Consultative Environmental Review for Statement 679. Section 45C change approved on 19 May 2006.

Attachment 2 - Increase in production at the Yandi mine from 45 million tonnes per annum to approximately 65 million tonnes per annum. Section 45C change approved on 17 December 2007.

Attachment 3 - Increase production rate at the Yandi mine from 45 million tonnes per annum to 87 million tonnes per annum. Section 45C change approved on 16 September 2008.

Attachment 4 - Increase to “Mining disturbance area”, removal of: ‘Total resources’, ‘Mining Method’, ‘Overburden stripping ratio’, ‘Water use’, ‘Ore processing’, ‘Ore transportation from site’, ‘Power supply’, and ‘Workforce’. Section 45C change approved on 10 December 2013.


Status: Final
Release Date: 1 October 2009
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0678 - Kwinana Liquor Burner, Emissions Reduction Project, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 26 August 2005
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0677 - Road from Karratha to Tom Price, Shires of Ashburton and Roeburn
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 11 September 2007
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0676 - Gas Pipeline to Nifty Copper Operations, Great Sandy Desert
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 4 May 2005
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0675 - Wastewater Treatment and Disposal, Albany
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 14 May 2007
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0673 - Outdoor Entertainment Venue, Lot 2 Toodyay Road, Red Hill, City of Swan
Summary: Attachment 1 to Statement 673 - Change orientation of the stage, realign access road, relocate sedimentation basins and seal the car park � change to proposal approved under s45C on 10 February 2010.
Release Date: 11 February 2010
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0672 - Hepburn Avenue Extension, Between Mirrabooka Avenue and The Avenue, Landsdale, City of Wanneroo
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 4 May 2005
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0671 - Cockburn 2 Combined Cycle Power Plant, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 4 May 2005
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0670 - Cliff Head OilField Development, 20km south of Dongara, Shire of Irwin
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 4 May 2005
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0669 - James Point Stage 1 Port, Cockburn Sound, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 December 2004
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0668 - Sodium Cyanide Plants Liquid and Solid at Kwinana and Transport of Sodium Cyanide by Road and Rail, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 December 2004
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0667 - Hope Valley-Wattleup Redevelopment Program Master Plan
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 December 2004
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0666 - Mineral Sands Mine, Approximately 2.5 km North-West of Gingin, Shire of Gingin
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 2 November 2006
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0665 - Use of the Cape Peron Outlet Pipeline to Dispose of Industrial Wastewater to the Sepia Depression, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 December 2004
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0664 - Denison 3D Seismic Survey within Petroleum Exploration Lease EP 413, L1 L2, Locality of Dongara, Shire of Irwin
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 December 2004
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