BCI Minerals Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Mardie Minerals Pty Ltd, is proposing to develop a salt and sulphate of potash (SOP) operation, and associated export facility approximately 80 km southwest of Karratha, WA. The Project will cover about 11,200 ha of land, including 7,300 ha (65%) of barren mudflats and claypans. The export facility will include a 2.3km jetty and require dredging of up to 800,000 m3 to allow salt and SOP to be transported to ocean-going bulk carriers. The Project is scheduled to commence development in the second quarter of 2021 and has an anticipated life of 60 years or more.
Mardie Minerals has prepared the Environmental Review Document in accordance with EPA procedures and it is available for public review. The Environmental Review Document describes the proposal, the likely environmental impacts and the proposed management measures. It can be downloaded using the links below.
Appendices are provided below.
The closing date for public submissions is: Monday 7th September 2020
The EPA prefers submissions to be made electronically via the EPA’s Consultation Hub at https://consultation.epa.wa.gov.au.
Alternatively submissions can be:
- posted to: Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority, Locked Bag 10, Joondalup DC, WA 6919, or
- delivered to: the Environmental Protection Authority, Prime House, 8 Davidson Terrace, Joondalup, Western Australia 6027.
- A01: Hydrology Reports
- A02: BCH Reports
- A03: Marine Environmental Quality Monitoring & Management Plan
- A04: Dredging Management Plan
- A05: Sediment & Marine WQ Reports
- A06: Marine Modelling Reports
- A07: Marine Fauna Surveys
- A08: Vegetation & Flora Surveys Report
- A09: Terrestrial Vertebrate Fauna Surveys Report
- A10: Soil & Hydrogeology Reports
- A11: Proposal Shapefiles
- A12: Preliminary Mine Closure Plan