ProjectProponent: Hamersley Iron – Yandi Pty LimitedProposal description: The proposal is an expansion of an existing approved proposal: Yandicoogina Iron Ore Project (Ministerial Statement 914) to develop iron ore deposits at Junction Central, Junction South East, Junction South West and Oxbow, located in the central Pilbara region of Western Australia, on mining lease 274SA. The proposal is located within the Pilbara Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) region and is located within the Fortescue and Hamersley IBRA subregions. Assessment Number: 2017Region: PilbaraReferred under EP Act: s38Industry sector: Iron OreLast updated: 08 November 2016Current Status: Ministerial Statement published 1. ReferralComment on this referral: Comments on referral - Yandicoogina Pocket and Billiard South Iron Ore MineComment period: 21 July 2014 to 27 July 2014Referral documentation: Yandi Pocket and Billiards Project Referral.pdf (PDF, 163.08 KB) 2. Decision on whether to assess this proposalDate published: Monday, 4 August, 2014Chairman's Determination: Assess - Public Environmental ReviewExtract of determination: 14-868498 - CD - 040814.pdf (PDF, 142.83 KB)Preliminary Environmental Factors: Flora and VegetationSubterranean FaunaHydrological ProcessesInland Waters Environmental Quality 3. AssessmentEnvironmental ReviewEnvironmental Review documentation: Public Environmental Review - Yandicoogina Iron Ore Project (PDF, 41.83 MB)Proponent response to submissions: Appendix 1- supplementary hydrogeological information (PDF, 943.31 KB) Response to Submissions - Yandicoogina Iron Ore Project (PDF, 7.09 MB) Appendix 2 - Detailed responses flora and vegetation (PDF, 5 MB) Appendix 3 - supplementary stygofauna review (Biota 2016) (PDF, 3.68 MB) 4. EPA Report on assessmentEPA Report Number: 1573EPA Report: Report 1573 - Yandicoogina Iron Ore Project (PDF, 6.78 MB)Key Environmental Factors: Flora and VegetationSubterranean FaunaTerrestrial FaunaHydrological ProcessesInland Waters Environmental QualityDate published: Monday, 1 August, 2016Appeals close: Monday, 15 August, 2016 5. Decision on proposal and implementation of proposalMinisterial StatementDate of approval: Monday, 3 October, 2016Ministerial Statement: Ministerial Statement 1038 - Yandicoogina Iron Ore Project (PDF, 1.69 MB) Post-assessment changesS46C changes to conditions: Attachment 1 - correction of a clerical error and an unintentional mistake in the implementation conditions - changes made under s46C - approved on 8 November 2016.