Telfer - Havieron Gold Mining Project

Proposal description: 

Newcrest Operations Limited proposes to construct and operate the Telfer – Havieron Gold Mining Project (the Project). The Telfer Gold Mine is located about 55 km to the west of the Havieron Gold Mine and 400 km south-east of Port Hedland in the Great Sandy Desert region of Western Australia. The project includes: 

  • The open pit and underground mining and subsequent processing of gold-copper ore at the Telfer Gold with associated infrastructure including a 160 MW natural gas-fired power station, waste rock landforms, tailings storage facilities, accommodation village and borefields. 

  • A 440 km-long natural gas pipeline corridor from Port Hedland to the Telfer Gold Mine. 

  • The underground mining of gold-copper ore at the Havieron Gold Mine for processing at the Telfer Gold Mine, as well as the continued and/or expanded use of existing associated facilities at Havieron, including the underground decline to access the orebody, waste rock landforms, evaporation ponds, stockpiles, and accommodation village. 

  • The construction and operation of the Infrastructure Corridor between Telfer and Havieron to facilitate the transport of ore and other materials between Havieron and Telfer, including tailings and waste rock materials for the progressive backfilling of the Havieron Gold Mine, and the installation of a pipeline for water supply and a powerline within the corridor.

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Last updated: 
May 27, 2024
Current Status: 
Decision on whether to assess has been published
Decision on whether to assess has been published
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