ProjectProponent: Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore Pty LtdPortman Iron Ore LimitedProposal description: The proposal is for open-cut mining of iron ore (haematite) below the groundwater table at the currently mined W2 pit at Windarling, approximately 90 kilometres north-north-east of Koolyanobbing. The open-cut mine will require a depth increase of approximately 114 metres from nominally 402 metres Australian Height Datum (AHD) to 288 metres AHD. This will enable mining of an estimated six million tonnes of ore. Assessment Number: 1761Region: South WestReferred under EP Act: s38Industry sector: Iron OreLast updated: May 30, 2012Current Status: Ministerial Statement published 1. ReferralReferral documentation: Environmental Protection Statement (PDF, 19.55 MB) 2. Decision on whether to assess this proposalChairman's Determination: Environmental Protection Statement (EPS)Extract of determination: 1761-ChairDets-171108.pdf (PDF, 23.65 KB)Preliminary Environmental Factors: Flora and VegetationDate published: Monday, 17 November, 2008 4. EPA Report on assessmentEPA Report Number: 1303EPA Report: Koolyanobbing Iron Ore – W2 pit – mining below the groundwater table (PDF, 431.01 KB)Key Environmental Factors: Flora and VegetationDate published: Monday, 17 November, 2008Appeals close: Monday, 1 December, 2008 5. Decision on proposal and implementation of proposalMinisterial StatementDate of approval: Tuesday, 18 August, 2009Ministerial Statement: Ministerial Statement 802 (PDF, 297.12 KB) Post-assessment changesS46C changes to conditions: Attachment 1 – Amendments to conditions 7-2, 7-5-2 and 7-5-3 – change to proposal approved under section 46C on 30 May 2012.