Yeelirrie Uranium Project


Cameco Australia Pty Ltd proposes to develop an open pit mine for uranium ore and associated processing facilities at Yeelirrie in the Northern Goldfields region of Western Australia, approximately 420 km north of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and 70 km south-west of Wiluna.

The proposal is to mine up to 7,500 tonnes of uranium oxide concentrate (UOC) per year over 22 years, to be transported by road for export through the Port of Adelaide. Infrastructure would include two open pits, processing facilities, roads, accommodation, and stockpile and laydown areas.

This report provides advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the Environmental Protection Authority‚Äôs environmental impact assessment of the proposal by Cameco Australia Pty Ltd.

Response to Submissions (PDF 2.7 MB)

Response to Submissions Attachments

Attachment 1 - Review of Policies and Guidelines (PDF 617 KB) 

Attachment 2 - Additional Subterranean Fauna Figures (PDF 2.1 MB)

Attachment 3 - Revised subterranean fauna avoidance, minimisation, mitigation and offset measures (PDF 786 KB)

Attachment 4 - Figure 9-19 (revised) and SRE Impact Table (PDF 943 KB)

Attachment 5 - Figure Potential Impacts on Neighbouring Stations (PDF 221 KB)

Attachment 6 - Additional Air Quality Modelling for No-Ibla and Youno Downs Homesteads (PDF 398 KB)

Attachment 7 - Concept Diagrams (PDF 366 KB)

Attachment 8 - Revised Proposal for the Protection of Atriplex Yeelirrie (PDF 8.1 MB)

Attachment 9 - Flora and Vegetation (PDF 7.3 MB)

Attachment 10 - Radiation Assessment (PDF 524 KB)

Attachment 11 - Review of Impacts to Cattle (PDF 319 KB)

Attachment 12 - Letter from DSD re Mine Closure Plans (PDF 462 KB)

Release Date: 3 August 2016
Proponent: Cameco Australia Pty Ltd
Status: Final
Report Number: 1574
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