Koolanooka - Blue Hills DSO PER released for public review

September 22, 2008

The Midwest Corporation Limited Koolanooka / Blue Hills Direct Shipping Iron Ore (DSO) Mining Project covers the mining, processing and transport of iron ore from three established pits in the Koolanooka and Blue Hills Region, Southwest of Geraldton, to a rail siding at Tilley, slightly north of the WA township of Morawa. The project will be conducted within existing pits or in previously disturbed areas as far as practicable to reduce environmental impacts.

In accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act), a Public Environmental Review (PER) has been prepared which describes this proposal and its likely effects on the environment.  The PER is available for a public review period of 6 weeks from 22 September 2008, closing on 3 November 2008. Comments from government agencies and from the public will help the EPA to prepare an assessment report in which it will make recommendations to government.

The PER and its appendices is available for download from this web page. Hard copies of the PER (with Technical Appendices in an attached CD) may be purchased for $10 from:

Ecologia Environment

1025 Wellington St

West Perth   WA   6005
Telephone:  (08) 9322 1944

A CD version of the PER can also be obtained from the above address upon request.

Copies of the PER will be available for examination at:

    Department of Environment and Conservation                          JS Battye Library
Library/Reading Room                                                           Perth Cultural Centre
4th Floor, The Atrium                                                             Francis Street
168 St Georges Terrace                                                         PERTH  WA  6000
PERTH  WA  6000      

                                    

    Department of Environment and Conservation Geraldton Regional Office

1st Floor, The Foreshore Centre

201 Foreshore Drive

Geraldton  WA   6530

PER

Technical Appendices

  • Appendix 13.1 Alan Tingay Assoc (1996) Vertebrate Fauna Koolanooka  (PDF 1.8 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.2 ATA (2004a) Vegetation and Flora Assessment Koolanooka  (PDF 2.0 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.3 ATA (2004c) Fauna Assessment Koolanooka   (PDF 2.9 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.4 Bamford (2004) Blue Hills Fauna Assessment  (PDF 2.3 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.5 Bamford (2006b) Fauna Values of Karara & Mungada (PDF 3.7 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.6 Dustcheck brochure #1 (PDF 3.1 MB)

  • Appendix 13.7 Bennett (2004) Flora & Vegetation Blue Hills (PDF 4.5 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.8 Bond (2007) Koolanooka Greenhouse Assessment (PDF 138 Kb)

  • Appendix 13.10 ecologia (2007) Koolanooka Blue Hills SRE Lit Review and Risk Assessment

  • Appendix 13.11 ecologia (2007) Koolanooka Stygofauna Assessment  (PDF 2.7 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.12 ecologia (2007) Koolanooka Troglofauna Assessment   (PDF 3.3 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.13 AIC (2003) Section 18 Consultation M70-1012, M70-1013, M70-1014 (PDF 1.9 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.14 O'Connor (1996) Report of an Ethnographic Survey Koolanooka & Blue Hills (PDF 2.3 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.15 Quartermaine (1996) Aboriginal Site Survey, Mullewa (PDF 1.3 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.16 Rockwater (2004a) Koolanooka Groundwater (PDF 4.2 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.17 Rockwater (2004b) Koolanooka Groundwater Stage 1  (PDF 5.5 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.18 Rockwater (2006) Koolanooka-Blue Hills Groundwater  (PDF 3.4 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.19 Rockwater (2007) Bore test results Koolanooka-Blue Hills (PDF 643 Kb)

  • Appendix 13.20 SKM (2006) Koolanooka Dust Modelling and Impact Assessment (PDF 3.3 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.21 WA Chem Centre (2006) Acid Sulphate Testing SPOCAS (PDF 54 Kb)

  • Appendix 13.22 WHR (2005) Blue Hills Haul Rd & Siding Archeological Report (PDF 1.1 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.23 ecologia (2007a) Koolanooka & Blue Hills DSO Project Scoping Document (PDF 4.7 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.24 ecologia (2008) Koolanooka Blue Hills DSO Project EMP (PDF 2.8 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.25 ecologia (2007) Koolanooka Blue Hills DSO Project EMS  (PDF 462 Kb)

  • Appendix 13.26 ecologia (2008) Koolanooka - Blue Hills DSO Closure Plan (PDF 3.6 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.27 ecologia (2008) Karara Camp Management Plan (PDF 4.2 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.29 ecologia (2008f) Stygofauna Assessment Survey (PDF 3.1 Mb)

  • Appendix 13.30 ecologia (2008) Koolanooka Blue Hills Troglofauna Survey Part A (PDF 1.7 Mb)   Part B (PDF 5.7 Mb)

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