Tutunup Titanium Minerals Mine

Proposal description: 

The proposal is for the development of a titanium minerals mine at Tutunup, approximately 20 km east of Busselton. The proposal has the following main components:

  • disturbance of 120 hectares of mainly cleared agricultural land;
  • construction of water and fines dams, and topsoil, tails and overburden stockpiles;
  • dewatering and mining, using dry mining techniques at up to two million tonnes per annum;
  • abstraction of groundwater from the Yarragadee aquifer for process use;
  • haulage of the Heavy Mineral Concentrate (HMC) in road-trains to the proponent’s North Shore facility in Bunbury via Oates Rd, Tompsett Rd, Tutunup Rd, Ludlow-Hithergreen Rd and Bussell Highway; and
  • widening of Tompsett Rd at the intersection with Tutunup Rd to address safety requirements.
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Last updated: 
May 17, 2006
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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