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Located in the South West of Western Australia on the lands of the Wadandi Noongar people, the Tutunup Mineral Sands Project involves the development of a mining operation and associated infrastructure.

The project is targeting a chloride ilmenite deposit that contains titanium dioxide and zircon. These minerals are used in a wide variety of applications, including the production of ceramic tiles and pigments.

Alongside the existing processing facility at North Capel and rehabilitation at various locations including Capel, Tutunup South, and Yoganup, the Tutunup Mineral Sands Project will form a part of Iluka’s ongoing South West Operations.

Iluka submitted the Tutunup Mineral Sands Project Referral to the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in December 2021 for assessment under the Environment Protection Act 1986, with an Environment Review Document (ERD) level of assessment being assigned. The project was also referred to the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) in April 2022, with the proposal determined to be a Controlled Action, requiring assessment.

The project is currently in Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) phase. Following approval by the Iluka Board, an ERD is anticipated to be submitted to the EPA upon the finalisation of the Environmental Impact Assessment process.

If you have any questions about the Tutunup Mineral Sands Project, including the EPA submission, please contact the Tutunup Project Team on 1800 305 993 or by emailing [email protected].


Tutunup Project Team
1800 305 993
[email protected]

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