Overview 

The Wimmera project is focused on the WIM 100 deposit, which is one of a number of similar style, fine grained deposits located in the Wimmera and Mallee regions of western Victoria. The deposit is distinguished by the fineness of its mineral content, which is unsuitable for processing at Iluka’s Hamilton mineral separation plant. As such, the project encompasses the development of both mining activities and new processing facilities. The project is currently in pre-feasiblity phase.

Under the Environment Effects Act 1978 Iluka is required to prepare an environment effects statement (EES) to assess the potential environmental impacts of the project. The EES will require Iluka to conduct a number of studies including, but not limited to, biodiversity and habitat, water catchment and hydrology, visual and environmental amenity, social impact and cultural heritage. More information on the EES can be found at www.planning.vic.gov.au/environment-assessment/browse-projects/projects/wimmera-mineral-sands.


 

Contact

1800 305 993
wimmera.project@Iluka.com 
 

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Timeline

Environmental assessment
2 years
Approval by Iluka board
Approval to progress to DFS and government approvals
Construction
2 years
Operation
25 years
Closure
1 year
Post closure and rehabilitation
14 years
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