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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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:

To dispose of up to 30 megalitres per day of industrial effluent in addition to treated wastewater from the Water Corporation’s wastewater treatment plants and water from Jervoise Bay Groundwater Recovery Scheme, up to a combined maximum of 208 megalitres per day through the Sepia Depression Ocean Outlet Landline, into the Sepia Depression, 4.1 kilometres offshore west-south-west of Point Peron.

Attachment 1 – Amendments to: Proposal description, toxicant volumes and loads, dates for expansion, definitions for “typical” and “maximum” discharge criteria, replacement of “Total Nitrogen” concentration with “Annual Nitrogen Load”, update of all Figures in Schedule 1 – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 15 July 2014


Status: Final
Release Date: 28 October 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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0663 - Roe Highway Stage 7 Extension South Street in Canning Vale to the Kwinana Freeway in Leeming
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 14 October 2005
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0662 - Regional Resource Recovery Facility, Lots 505, Neerabup Industrial Area, City of Wanneroo
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 December 2004
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0661 - Subdivision of Lot 502 North Lake, Sudlow and Phoenix Roads, Bibra Lake, City of Cockburn
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 8 July 2008
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0660 - Taking of Seven Plants of Caladenia Huegelii and Clearing of Approximately 3.3 hectares of Potential Habitat, Lot 1589 Warton Road, Southern River, City of Gosnells
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 December 2004
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0659 - Clay Excavation, Lots 23 51 Apple Street, Upper Swan
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 December 2004
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0658 - Clay Excavation Lots 10, 11 Part Lot 36 Great Northern Highway, Upper Swan
Summary: Proposal: The excavation of a clay excavation facility in Upper Swan as documented in schedule 1 of this statement.

Attachment 1 to Statement 658 – Redefine Lees Pit boundary from lots 10, 11 and part lot 36 to lot 201 as seen in Figure 3 – change to proposal approved under s45C on 16 April 2012.
Status: Final
Release Date: 3 December 2004
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0657 - Clay Excavation, Lots 40 41 Apple Street formerly Lots 21 22 Apple St, Upper Swan
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 December 2004
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0656 - Cockburn 2 Combined Cycle Power Plant, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 September 2004
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0655 - Perth Metropolitan Desalination Proposal
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 September 2004
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0654 - Bunbury International Motorsports Complex, Picton
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 September 2004
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0653 - Sawyers Valley Water Storage Tanks
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 September 2004
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0652 - Coral Bay Boating Facility Monck Head Coral Bay, Shire of Carnarvon
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 9 October 2006
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0651 - Industrial Development Tonkin Industrial Park, Bassendean Stages 12
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 September 2004
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0650 - Telfer Project Power Supply Infrastructure Corridor Pt Hedland to Telfer Gold Mine, Great Sandy Deser
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 September 2004
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0649 - Yellowfin Tuna Aquaculture Trial Zeewijk Channel, Abrolhos Island
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 27 February 2008
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0648 - Kwinana Ammonia Project, Kwinana Industrial Area
Summary:

This proposal is to establish a $450 million ammonia/urea facility in the Kwinana industrial area which will produce 500 000 tonnes per annum (t/a) of ammonia. Approximately half of this ammonia is proposed to be utilised to manufacture 430 000 t/a of urea. The proposal calls for the storage of 30 000 tonnes of ammonia. The bulk of the finished product is proposed to be exported.

Attachment 1 to Statement 648 – Revised Proposal description; amendments to elements in the Key Characteristics table relating to 'Gaseous Emissions', 'Natural Gas Consumption' and 'Ammonia Transfers'; and removal of characteristics managed by other regulatory authorities – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 3 January 2013.

Attachment 2 to Statement 648 – Remove reference to nitrogen and phosphorus under aqueous discharge, noise at boundaries, natural gas consumption, oily water under aqueous discharge and heat load under aqueous discharge – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 4 November 2014.


Status: Final
Release Date: 30 April 2004
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0647 - Proposed Ammonia - Urea Plant, Kwinana
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 September 2004
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0646 - Pinjarra Refinery Efficiency Upgrade, Pinjarra
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 4 July 2008
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0645 - Kemerton Power Station, Kemerton
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 15 December 2008
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0644 - Hamersley Iron Dredging Program for the Dampier Port Upgrade
Summary:

The construction, deepening and extension of shipping channels, a swing basin and berth pockets for the passage and docking of ships, by dredging of approximately 3.1 million cubic metres of earth and rock material from the sea bottom, and disposal of the materials obtained from dredging to designated sites on land and on the ocean floor.

Attachment 1 to Statement 644 – Dredging and onshore placement of an additional 710,000 cubic metres of material – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 31 August 2004.

Attachment 2 to Statement 644 – Dredging and offshore disposal of an additional 500,000 cubic metres of material – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 29 September 2004.


Status: Final
Release Date: 23 December 2003
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0643 - Dampier Port Authority - Port Expansion and Dredging Program
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 September 2004
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0642 - City of Armadale Town Planning Scheme No 2 Amendment No 143 Lots 6,7 and 8 Wolfe Road, Lots 421 and 449 Taylor Road and Lots 27, 432 and 501 Oxley Road, Forrestdale
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 September 2004
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0641 - Forest Management Plan 2004-2013
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 September 2004
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0640 - Remediaton of Midland Railway Workshop Site Helena West Area Helena Precinct, Midland
Summary: Ministerial Approval Statements
Release Date: 7 September 2004
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