FQM Australia Nickel Pty Ltd proposes to change and expand its Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations near Bandalup Hill currently approved under Ministerial Statement 633 as follows:
- Expand Hale-Bopp mining operations by approximately 29 hectares into the Kunzea similis ssp. mediterranea Community Conservation Area.
- Revise the alignment of the infrastructure corridor between the Shoemaker-Levy ore body and the processing area.
- Incorporate neutralised tailings to the reject rocks used to backfill mine pits and re-establish hill topographies.
Following the decision to assess this proposal, the EPA consented to a change to the proposal under s43A of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 as follows:
- Expanding disturbance of native vegetation around the already approved disturbance area at Shoemaker-Levy by 560 ha.