Karara Iron Ore Project – Mine Life Extension

Proposal description: 

Karara Mining Limited is seeking to revise its existing Karara Iron Ore Mine, located 320 km north-northeast of Perth in the Midwest Region of Western Australia.

The revised proposal includes additional ground disturbance to support the revised Life of Mine strategy, including a revised development envelope, extension of the tailings storage facility and waste rock landform, incorporation of the areas previously approved under the Mungada Iron Ore Project (MIOP) (MS 806) and areas required for maintenance of the infrastructure previously approved under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (clearing permits), which will be utilised for the ongoing operations at Karara.

The revised proposal would consist of new disturbance of 1,522 hectares (ha), with a total disturbance area no greater than 5,040 ha; and a revised development envelope of 13,557 ha.

The proposal is predicted to increase the life of mine from approximately 25 years to approximately 40 years.

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Last updated: 
June 26, 2023
Current Status: 
Decision on whether to assess has been published
Decision on whether to assess has been published
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