Hamersley Agriculture Project

Proposal description: 

The proposal involves establishing an agricultural scheme that comprises a series of irrigated pivot cells for hay production, and will aim to increase productivity and sustainability of pastoral operations in the Pilbara. The proposal will utilise mine water, surplus to other MMP2 requirements, and forms an important component of the integrated MMP2 water management strategy. The Project area is approximately 2,800 hectares of which a maximum of 1,815 hectares is to be disturbed. This includes 1,650 hectares of direct impact and 165 hectares of indirect impact.

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Last updated: 
August 24, 2016
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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