Telfer Project, Expansion of Telfer Gold Mine, Great Sandy Desert

Proposal description: 

This proposal involves the recommencement and expansion of mining at the Telfer Gold Mine to include the mining and processing of 400 million tonnes of gold ore at a rate of up to 23 million tonnes per annum, and the transport of copper concentrate to Port Hedland by road. Key components of the expansion include:

  • expansion of existing underground mining areas and deepening of the existing open pits;
  • extensions to the existing southern waste rock dump and several other dumps;
  • construction of a new tailings storage facility;
  • construction of a new ore processing plant and associated infrastructure;
  • expansion of the capacity of water supply borefields;
  • upgrading of the existing accommodation village to accommodate 650 people; and
  • transport of copper concentrate to Port Hedland via road.
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Last updated: 
September 16, 2020
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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