Marillana Creek (Yandi) life-of-mine proposal – inquiry under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 679


Summary: The Marillana Creek (Yandi) Life-of-Mine proposal involves the mining of iron ore within Mining Leases 270SA and 47/292, 90 kilometres north-west of Newman in the Shire of East Pilbara. The Minister for Environment approved the proposal for implementation, subject to the implementation conditions of Ministerial Statement 679 (6 July 2005).

The proponent for the proposal, BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd, has requested changes to the implementation conditions of Ministerial Statement 679. 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 Marillana Creek (Yandi) Life-of-Mine proposal.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1577) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

Release Date: 22 August 2016
Proponent: BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Status: Final
Report Number: 1577
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