Eramurra Solar Salt Project

Proposal description: 

Leichhardt Industrials Pty Ltd propose to develop the Eramurra Solar Salt project approximately 55 km west-south-west of Karratha in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The proposal includes the development of a series of concentrator and crystalliser ponds and a processing plant. Supporting infrastructure includes seawater intake, bitterns outfall, desalination plant and groundwater bores, power supply and other infrastructure.

Export of product would be via a previously approved trestle jetty at Cape Preston East Port. However, the proposal includes dredging at Cape Preston East Port with offshore and onshore dredge material disposal options.

Disturbance would be up to 14,300 ha within the terrestrial ponds development envelope, 90 ha within the marine development envelope, and 320 ha within the dredge spoil disposal development envelope.

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Last updated: 
September 6, 2021
Current Status: 
Decision on whether to assess has been published
Decision on whether to assess has been published
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