Proposal to develop and operate the Solomon Iron Ore Mine, located approximately 60 kilometres north of Tom Price, including the Southern Borefield and Lower Fortescue Borefield, and operate the existing Hamersley Rail line. The proposal is a revision of the Solomon Iron Ore Project, the subject of Statement No. 862 dated 20 April 2011.

Attachment 1 to Statement 1062

  • Expand the Mine Development Envelopment (MDE) from 36,602 ha to 37,061 ha (an increase of 459 ha) to cater for the creation of three separate groundwater supplementation areas (Collectively referred to as the Groundwater Supplementation Area (GSA)).
  • Increase the authorised extent of clearing within the Railway Development Envelope (RDE) from 2,174 ha to a revised total of 2,324 ha (an increase of 150 ha). (Note: no additional clearing within the Yindjibarndi Native Title Determination area).
  • Allow water supply for the Lower Fortescue Borefield to be abstracted from within the RDE.

Changes approved under s. 45C on 7 June 2023.

Ministerial Statement File: 
Date of approval: 
October 3, 2017
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