S45C changes to proposal

Title S45C changes to proposal Ministerial Statement Last updated
Tropicana Gold Project

Attachment 1 to Statement 839 – implement a single cell tailings storage facility – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 19 November 2012.

Attachment 2 to Statement 839 – remove reference to ‘Mining rate’; ‘Stripping ratio’, ‘Communications’, and ‘Main power supply’; increase water supply from ‘Up to 7 gl/year’ to ‘Up to 9 Gl per year’; increase the ‘Disturbance Area’ for the water supply area from 200 to 300 hectares; and update the figures and provide a table of coordinates defining disturbance envelopes – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 17 December 2014.

Attachment 3 to Statement 839 – increase height of waste landforms from 375 mRL to 417 mRL including the rehabilitation cover; remove the TSF specifications including the tailings deposition rate, number of TSF cells, disturbance footprint of the TSF and the maximum height of the TSF; and clarify that the overburden and waste is for the disposal in the waste landforms – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 8 December 2016.

Attachment 4 to Statement 839 – Changes:

  • change in the Short Description to include underground mining methods (Table 1); and
  • correct an administrative error for the authorised extent of the Infrastructure Development Envelope from 4269 ha to 18,494 ha (Table 2, Figure 1 and Table 4).

Changes to proposal approved under section 45C on 18 April 2019.

Attachment 5 to Statement 839 – Addition of the reference to the Kamikaze borefield in the key characteristics table. – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 13 October 2020.

Ministerial Statement 839.pdf (PDF, 2.32 MB) October 13, 2020
Yanchep Rail Extension: Part 1 – Butler to Eglinton

Attachment 1 to Statement 1100 - Change to the authorised extent in Schedule 1 Table 2 in Ministerial Statement 1100, including:
• Decrease in overall clearing and disturbance from 63.3 ha to 57.2 ha
• Decrease in native vegetation clearing from 37.72 ha to 32.3 ha
• Increase in clearing and disturbance of TEC Melaleuca huegelii – Melaleuca systena shrublands on limestone ridges (Gibson et al. 1994 type 26a) from 0.53 ha to 0.73 ha
• Updated Figures 1 to 4 to show changes to the development envelope
• Updated coordinates defining the Yanchep Rail Extension Part 1 – Butler to Eglington development envelope.

Change approved under S45c on 12 October 2020.

Ministerial Statement 1100.pdf (PDF, 2.8 MB) October 12, 2020
Regional Resource Recovery Centre, Pt Lot 78 and Pt Lot 85 Bannnister Road, Canning Vale

Attachment 1 to Statement 517 - Changes:

  • Increase the processing capacity of co-mingled recyclables from 30,000 tonnes per year to 120,000 tonnes per year
  • Increase the waste acceptance rate from 115 tonnes per day to up to 500 tonnes per day
  • Extend the indicative operational hours of the Materials Recycling Facility from Monday to Saturday 0700 to 1900, to Monday to Saturday 0600 to midnight and Sunday 0600 to 1800.

Changes approved under S45c on 2 October 2020.

Statement 517.pdf (PDF, 683.56 KB) October 2, 2020
Hope Downs 4 Iron Ore Mine

Attachment 1 to Statement 854 – Realignment of the infrastructure corridor and the Kalgan Creek excess water pipeline realignment, and re-development and relocation of two existing groundwater bores – change to proposal approved under s45C on 28 March 2012.

Attachment 2 to Statement 854 – Removal of Infrastructure Corridor Option 6, changes to Project Area – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 7 January 2013.

Attachment 3 to Statement 854 – Change to Project Area to expand the excess water discharge infrastructure corridor – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 17 September 2013.

Attachment 4 to Statement 854

  • Construction, commissioning, and operation of a new tailings storage facility in previously mined pits in Area 3.
  • The change is for abstraction of recirculation water as a result of seepage from in-pit storage of tailings. Abstraction of up to 3 gigalitres per annum (GL/a) to account for recirculation water in addition to 20 GL/a for dewatering is required (total of 23 GL/a). There is no change to the abstraction of groundwater that is not recirculation water, or the extent of groundwater drawdown from dewatering authorised under Schedule 1 of MS 854 (up to 140 metres of drawdown to approximately 500 metres relative to sea level (RSL)).
  • Figures 2 and 3 have been referenced in the Key Characteristics Table.

The conceptual mine layout and associated infrastructure for the proposal in Schedule 1 of MS 854 (Figure 3) has been updated to reflect the changes described above and the elements of the proposal that have been implemented in accordance with the key characteristics of the approved proposal.

The reference to figures depicting the location of the physical and operational elements have been corrected in the Key Characteristics Table (to Figures 2 and 3) as it is these figures that show the mine layout and associated infrastructure for the proposal. – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 2 October 2020.

Ministerial Statement 854.pdf (PDF, 11.87 MB) October 2, 2020
Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Mining Project Stage 1

Attachment 1 to Statement 824 – Revision of the approved realignment of Marble Bar Road – change to proposal approved under s45C on 15 December 2010.

Attachment 2 to Statement 824 – Change to mining schedule, location of key infrastructure, groundwater drawdown figure and coordinates (this attachment replaces Figure 2, Figure 3, Figure 4 and Figure 5 of Schedule 1, and the table of GIS coordinates in Schedule 2) – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 3 February 2012.

Attachement 3 to Statement 824 – Condition 10-1(6) is deleted, and replaced - change to conditions approved under section 45C on 16 June 2015.

Attachment 4 to Statement 824 – Change to mine dewatering volume and rate; change to description of saline water disposal to include use for dust suppression; minor changes to units of measurement (volume) – change to conditions approved under section 45C on 11 February 2016.

Attachment 5 to Statement 824 - Change to allow for an increase in mine dewatering volumes and Managed Aquifer Recharge reinjection of surplus dewatered groundwater for a trial period of two (2) years - change to conditions approved under section 45C on 11 May 2018.

Attachment 6 to Statement 824 - Removal of processing rate - change to conditions approved under section 45C on 21 May 2018.

Attachment 7 to Statement 824 - Change to in-pit tailings disposal at Zulu 5 Pit - change to conditions approved under section 45C on 25 March 2019.

Ministerial Statement 824.pdf (PDF, 2.6 MB) September 30, 2020
Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Mining Stage 2

Attachment 1 to Statement 829 - Change to mining schedule, location of key infrastructure, groundwater drawdown figure and coordinates - approved on 3 February 2012.

Attachment 2 to Statement 829 - Change to mine dewatering volume and rate; change to description of saline water disposal to include use for dust supression; minor changes to units of measurement (volume) - approved on 11 February 2016.

Attachment 3 to Statement 829 - Change to allow for an increase in mine dewatering volumes and Managed Aquifer Recharge reinjection of surplus dewatered groundwaterfor a trial period of two (2) years - approved on 11 May 2018.

Attachment 4 to Statement 829 - Removal of processing rate - approved on 21 May 2018.

Attachment 5 to Statement 829 – Up to three year extension of the current two year reinjection trial disposing of surplus water resulting from mine dewatering, reject water from reverse osmosis plant and decant from Tailings Storage Facilities (TSF), with salinity up to 30,000 mg/L TDS, into recharge basins and/or reinjection bores within the mine tenement – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 30 September 2020.

Ministerial Statement 829.pdf (PDF, 1.55 MB) September 30, 2020
Fimiston Gold Mine Operations Extension (Stage 3) and Mine Closure Planning

Attachment 3 to Statement 782 – Removal of different options for management of tailings in the description of the proposal; updated description of the proposal including the ‘Proposal footprint’ and ‘Mine Development Envelope’; and removal of elements that are not key proposal characteristics relevant to the environment or managed under other legislation – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 17 June 2015.

Attachment 4 to Statement 782 – Addition to pit area to enable pit remediation and removal of 2 ha from the Environmental Noise Bund area– change to proposal approved under section 45C on 12 June 2017.

Attachment 5 to Statement 782:

  • Clearing of 200 hectares within the development envelope to mine two areas within the existing Fimiston open pit, referred to as Morrison and Brownhill, and develop additional supporting infrastructure;
  • Addition of 4 hectares to pit area to enable mining within the Firmiston open pit; and
  • Removal of 4 hectares from the Environmental Noise Bund area including updated coordinates

Change to proposal approved under section 45C on 26 June 2018

Attachment 6 to Statement 782:

  • Revision of the proposal’s Development Envelope to include the Kaltails Supply Borefield
    utilised as a water supply borefield in a defined development envelope (borefield formerly
    approved under a previous ministerial statement);
  • Establishment of a Managed Aquifer Recharge system (the Kaltails Managed Aquifer
    Recharge Project) utilising the existing Kaltails Supply Borefield; and
  • Inclusion of 73 hectares of clearing within the revised Development Envelope to support the
    Kaltails Managed Aquifer Recharge Project (clearing formerly approved for the borefield
    under a previous ministerial statement).

Change to proposal approved under section 45C on 10 October 2018.

Attachment 7 to Statement 782 - • Changes:

  • Expansion of the proposal’s Development Envelope by 272 hectares to includea two-cell paddock expansion of the Fimiston II TSF and associated infrastructure.
  • Increase in the authorised extent of clearing by 295 hectares to allow the construction of the two-cell paddock expansion of the Fimiston II TSF and associated infrastructure.
  • Extension of the Fimiston Open Pit to include Fimiston South.
  • Change to Figure 1 and Figure 2 to detail expansion of the Fimiston II TSF, expansion of Fimiston Open Pit, change to noise bund location and Development Envelope.

Change to proposal approved under section 45C on 30 September 2020

Ministerial Statement 782.pdf (PDF, 4.07 MB) September 30, 2020
Coburn Mineral Sand Project

Attachment 1 to Statement 723 – Change to the mining method and the location of the mine infrastructure – change to proposal approved under s45C on 16 March 2007.

Attachment 2 to Statement 723 – Change to project life and location of disturbance footprint – change to proposal approved under s45C on 21 September 2011.

Attachment 3 to Statement 723 – Removal of time restrictions for increasing rate of mining and processing as well as the estimated volume of tailings – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 10 April 2014.

Attachment 4 to Statement 723  – Modification of the:

  • disturbance footprint
  • pit design
  • mining schedule
  • infrastructure relocations to align with the optimised pits
  • access track realignments
  • project life 

Change to proposal approved under section 45C on 23 September 2020.

Ministerial Statement 723.pdf (PDF, 3.78 MB) September 23, 2020
North Star Magnetite Project

Attachment 1 to Statement 993 - Change to area of Slurry Corridor Development Envelope; additional clearing for an Aerodrome in the Infrastructure Corridor; addition of Aerodrome to elements in the Infrastructure Development Corridor; and change to area of Infrastructure Corridor Development Envelope - changes to proposal under s45C approved on 22 August 2016.

Attachment 2 to Statement 993 - An increase in groundwater abstraction from the Water Corridor Development Envelope from 14 gigalitres per annum (GL/a) up to 20 GL/a, an increase of 6 GL/a, from the current authorised extent. - changes to proposal under s45C approved on 8 March 2019.

Attachment 3 to Statement 993 - Changes:

  • Decrease in the size of the Infrastructure Corridor Development Envelope (ICDE) from 5,154 ha to 4,950 ha; and
  • Corresponding increase in the Mine Development Envelope (MDE) from 4,970 ha to 5,174 ha.
  • Addition of water return pipeline to elements in the Slurry Corridor Development Envelope (SCDE) and ICDE.
  • Addition of ‘associated infrastructure’ to elements in the ICDE.
  • Correction of the wording ‘transmission pipelines’ with ‘transmission lines’ to elements in the ICDE listed in Table 2.
  • Administrative change to the title of the ICDE within Table 2 from Infrastructure Development Corridor to Infrastructure Corridor Development Envelope. 

Changes to proposal under s45C approved on 2 December 2019.

Attachment 4 to Statement 993 - Changes:

  • Increase in the Infrastructure Corridor Development Envelope (Infrastructure Corridor DE), to allow for revised access to the aerodrome (from 4,950 ha to 5,226 ha);
  • Increase in the Water Corridor Development Envelope (Water Corridor DE), to allow the change in location of groundwater abstraction and water monitoring infrastructure (from 28,696 ha to 31,126 ha);
  • Increase in the Slurry Corridor Development Envelope (Slurry Corridor DE), to allow for the revised pipeline alignment that enters the port area on the western side of FMG rail infrastructure, and to widen the envelope around heritage sites (from 2,781 ha to 3,314 ha); and
  • Increase in the Mine Development Envelope (Mine DE) (from 5,174 ha to 5, 276 ha), to allow the accommodation of the toe of the rock walls for the tailing storage facility (TSF) and access tracks required to the TSF. The design batter angle currently pushes the toe outside the north eastern boundary. The boundary has been adjusted north and east of the TSF.
  • Addition of dewatering of 4.5 Gigalitres per annum (GL/a) below the water table from the mine pit within the Mine Development Envelope (Mining DE) to ensure that the pit is dry during operation.

Changes to proposal under s45C approved on 22 September 2020.

Ministerial Statement 993.pdf (PDF, 10.26 MB) September 22, 2020
Proposed Rare Earths Mining and Beneficiation at Mt Weld, Laverton and Secondary Processing at Meenaar, near Northam (s46)

Attachment 1 to Statement 476 – Removal of secondary processing at Meenaar; increased rate of mining and beneficiation, change in transport routes, and return of residues to Mt Weld for disposal – change to proposal approved under s45C on 14 May 2003.

Attachment 2 to Statement 476 – Change to transport route to allow transport of concentrate through Fremantle or Esperance – change to proposal approved under s45C on 8 February 2005.

Attachment 3 to Statement 476 – Construction of an access road requiring vegetation clearance between Mt Weld Mine Site and Mt Weld – Elora Road – change to proposal approved under s45C on 31 July 2006.

Attachment 4 to Statement 476 – Mt Weld Rare Earths Project Stage 2 Expansion of Operations - increase in production and associated additional infrastructure – change to proposal approved under s45C on 11 January 2012.

Attachment 5 to Statement 476 – Increase “life of project”; increase in the “area of disturbance” from approximately <270 hectares (ha) to <370 ha (55 ha for Mining Campaign 2, and 45 ha for the increase in Tailings Dam Area footprint from 27.3 to 67.3 ha) and Process Water Pond Facility (5 ha); remove “size of ore body”; remove “maximum carbon dioxide output”; and remove “development stages” – change to proposal approved under section 45C on 10 December 2013.

Attachment 7 to Statement 476 – Increase in the area of disturbance from 370 ha to 429 ha – an increase of 59 ha; and • An increase in the development envelope from 455 ha to 505 ha – an increase of 50 ha. – changes to proposal approved under section 45C on 16 September 2020.

Ministerial Statement 476.pdf (PDF, 9.9 MB) September 16, 2020

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