Atlas Iron Pty. Ltd (the proponent) propose to develop the Corunna Downs Project (the proposal), an iron ore project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The proposal includes the development of five open pits using conventional drill and blast, load and haul methods. 23.3 million tonnes of iron ore will be mined above the watertable over an approximate timeframe of 6 years. Associated infrastructure will include waste rock dumps, a mine operation centre, borefield and accommodation camp.
The proposal would involve clearing of no more than 423.11 hectares (ha) of native vegetation within the 2,257.6 ha development envelope.