10 May 2013

Mining Moves Another Step Closer

  • Large scale mining can commence without formal Environmental Assessment
  • Steady progress and approvals now at advanced state
  • New transport study completed
  • Esperance Port upgrade advancing with proponent Selection Panel to be headed by former WA Governor Dr Ken Michael 

The Golden West Resources Limited flagship Wiluna West Iron Ore Project (130 Mt DSO) has made a significant step forward by not warranting formal assessment under the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

With the appeals period now closed without any objection lodged, the way is now clear for GWR to progress its detailed planning to mine at a rate of up to 10 million tonnes per annum with a mine life of approximately 15 years.

Full announcement available here.


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