The proponent (VRX Silica Ltd) proposes to develop a high-grade silica sand mine in the Geraldton Sandplain bioregion of WA, approximately 260 km north of Perth and 20km North-West of Eneabba.
The proposal would include a total disturbance of 334 hectares of native vegetation. Vegetation and topsoil would be relocated to rehabilitation areas using a Vegetation Direct Transfer method (VDT).
Mining is proposed to occur in blocks (150m x 150m), with up to five blocks being mined each year. The life of the Proposal is estimated to be 30 years.