Jimblebar Iron Ore Project – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 857


Summary: The Jimblebar Iron Ore Project proposal in the Shire of East Pilbara involves an extension to the Wheelarra Hill open pits and overburden storage areas, and the mining of the South Jimblebar and Hashimoto deposits, with disposal of overburden into adjacent Overburden Storage Areas and in-pit disposal.

The Minister for Environment has requested that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Jimblebar Iron Ore Project proposal.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1564) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).


Release Date: 4 April 2016
Proponent: BHP Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Status: Final
Report Number: 1564
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