Southdown Magnetite Project: EPBC Public Comment Period

(EPBC Act Ref: 2011/6053)

A public comment period is required by the Department of Environment and Energy (DotEE) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) for the Southdown Magnetite Project. Grange Resources Ltd (Grange) is the proponent as Feasibility Manager and on behalf of the Southdown Joint Venture, comprising Grange and SRT Australia Pty Ltd. Grange proposes to develop the Southdown Magnetite Project, in the Great Southern of Western Australia which consists of a magnetite mine, transport via pipeline of magnetite to the Port of Albany for shipping, and a desalination plant for water supply. The Project mine site is located near Wellstead, approximately 90 km east-north-east of Albany.

The public are invited to comment on the EPBC Act referral documentation and additional information related to the proposed project between Friday 3rd November 2017 to Thursday 30th November 2017.

The relevant documents can be downloaded via the links below or viewed at:

  • Albany Public Library - 221 York Street, Albany 6330.
  • J.S. Battye Library, State Library of Western Australia - 25 Francis St, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA 6000.
  • Wellstead Community Resource Centre - 49 Windsor Rd, Wellstead 6328

Additional information can be provided by contacting Grange Resources on 08 9841 4255.

Any person/s and organisations are invited to submit comments in writing on the published material. Comments are to be received by close of business on Thursday 30th November 2017.


Written submissions can be sent to:

Grange Resources Ltd
Postal Address: PO Box 5454, Albany, WA, 6332
Phone: 08 9841 4255
Fax: 08 9841 3643
Email: SDNapprovals@grangeresources.com.au

Persons with special needs (i.e. for whom English is a second language or who have vision impairment) may contact Grange via the above details for assistance accessing the material.


A Summary Report has been developed that consolidates all relevant information included in:

  • the July 2011 project referral and it's attachments;
  • additional information submitted by the proponent to DotEE since the original referral; and
  • relevant studies undertaken and information prepared since the original referral.

To download the full document including appendices, click here.


Please see the FAQ on the EPBC Referral here

Please refer to the list below to download the document without appendices, or for individual appendices.

Southdown Magnetite Project Summary Report Rev 2 092017 without appendices.pdf

The 2011 referral is available on the DotEE website, and at the link below. However, some of the content is now out of date and so the Summary Report above should be consulted for review for public comment.

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