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Project overview*

EIS status Lapsed
Description Integrated bauxite mine and port project.
Proponent Cape Alumina Pty Ltd (now known as Metro Mining Limited)
Location/s Approximately 50 kilometres north-east of Weipa and 40 kilometres south-east of the community of Mapoon. Map
Local government/s
  • Cook Shire Council
  • Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council
Key features
  • upgrade of Mapoon airstrip
  • ferry facility
  • export barge facility
  • stockpile area
  • ancillary infrastructure, including a beneficiation plant, transport corridor and 260-person accommodation village

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

DateActivity
23 December 2014 'Coordinated project' declaration lapsed.
16 September 2014 Change to project lapsing date has been approved.
21 December 2012 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 381 KB) released.
6 October 2012 to
5 November 2012
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
2 October 2012 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 211 KB)
27 September 2012 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 2.5 MB), submitted.
26 March 2008 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
25 February 2008 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.