Cyclone Mineral Sands Project

Project
Proponent: 
Proposal description: 

Lost Sands Pty Ltd (Lost Sands) proposes to develop and operate the Cyclone Mineral Sands Project, located on the northern margin of the Eucla Basin, approximately 317 kilometres (km) north of Eucla and 220 km north of the Trans-Australia Railway.

The proposal is for a mining operation to produce zircon and two high titanium mineral products. The conceptual layout of the mine includes open cut pits, mining and processing infrastructure, airstrip, camp and bore fields.

The proposal is located in the Great Victoria Desert bioregion. The bioregion is located to the north of the Nullarbor Plain and stretches from the southern rangelands of Western Australia across the border into the western half of South Australia. The proposal includes a haul road through the Great Victoria Desert Nature Reserve (GVDNR).

Assessment Number: 
1575
Referred under EP Act: 
s38
Industry sector: 
Last updated: 
09 January 2017
Current Status: 
EPA Report and Recommendations released - appeals closed
Ministerial Statement published