Revised Proposal for the Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine – Environmental Review Document

Roy Hill Iron Ore Pty Ltd

Revised Proposal for the Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine – Environmental Review Document

11 January 2021 – 25 January 2021


Roy Hill Iron Ore Pty Ltd (RHIO) proposes to amend the existing Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine Proposal to increase the ground disturbance footprint by 5,995 hectares, incorporate a life of mine water management strategy (including water abstraction, dewatering and Managed Aquifer Recharge), revise the waste material management strategy including changes to backfilling of pits and waste rock dump locations, develop permanent surface water structures and have an increase to greenhouse gas emissions via the Revised Proposal.

An Environmental Review Document (ERD) has been prepared by RHIO in accordance with Environmental Protection Authority procedures and is released for public review.

The ERD describes the Revised Proposal, examines the likely environmental effects and the proposed environmental management procedures associated with the Revised Proposal.

Hard copies of the document may be purchased for $10 (including postage and packaging) or a CD version is available free of charge from:


5 Whitham Road Perth Airport 6105

6242 1000

Copies of the document may also be downloaded from or

Copies of the document will be available for examination at:

  • State Library of Western Australia (25 Francis St, Perth)
  • Shire of East Pilbara Public Library (Kalgan Drive, Newman)

Public submissions are to be received by the EPA by 25 January 2021

Submissions are to be made at:

Alternatively submissions can be

  • posted to: Chair, Environmental Protection Authority, Locked Bag 10, Joondalup DC, WA 6919.
  • delivered to: the Environmental Protection Authority, Prime House, 8 Davidson Terrace, Joondalup 6027.

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please ring the EPA Services of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 6364 7000.


Revised Proposal – Environmental Review Document – Public Environmental Review 

Appendix 01 – ESD Scoping

Appendix 02 – LOM WMS

Appendix 03 – Groundwater Model Transport Simulations

Appendix 04 – MAR Groundwater Data Review

Appendix 05 – Mine Closure Plan 2018 -2021 DRAFT

Appendix 06 – S38_Hydraulic_Structures

Appendix 07 – World View 3 GDV mapping

Appendix 08 – Consolidated Flora and Vegetation Report

Appendix 09 – LOM WMS Vegetation Risk Assessment inc Add 2

Appendix 10 – Roy Hill Vegetation Management Plan – Mine

Appendix 11 – Survey Effort Maps for MNES and Fauna.pdf

Appendix 12 – Ecologia Environment (2006) SRE Survey 2006

Appendix 13 – Ecologia (2008b) Additional SRE Survey Report

Appendix 14 – ENV Australia (2009) Roy Hill Borefield Vertebrate Fauna Assessment

Appendix 15 – Roy Hill Iron Ore Project Borefield Desktop Survey (Ecologia, 2009)

Appendix 16 – Ecologia (2009d) Short-range Endemic Desktop Survey

Appendix 17 – Western Australian Museum (2009) The SRE Invertebrate Fauna of Roy Hill

Appendix 18 – Ecologia (2010) Additional SRE invertebrate survey

Appendix 19 – Ecologia Environment (2009b) Remote Borefeild & Pipeline Short Range Endemic Survey

Appendix 20 – Bennelongia (2011) Monitoring SRE at RHIO 2011

Appendix 21 – Bennelongia (2012) Monitoring SRE at RHIO Feb 2012

Appendix 22 – Bennelongia (2013) Monitoring SRE Invertebrates at RHIO April-July2013

Appendix 23 – Roy Hill Fauna List

Appendix 24 – Ecologia 2009d Level 2 Detailed Fauna Survey

Appendix 25 – Biologic 2017 Level 1 Targeted Fauna Survey

Appendix 26 – Biologic 2018a Level 1 Targeted Fauna Survey

Appendix 27 – Animal Plant Mineral 2010 Fauna Habitat Survey of the Proposed Borefields Pipeline Route from adjacent Roy Hill Station to Eaton Bore

Appendix 28 – Ecologia 2008 Level 1 Fauna Survey

Appendix 29 – Biologic 2020 Level 1 Targeted Survey

Appendix 30 – Roy_Hill_Night_Parrot_Survey_Final

Appendix 31 – Biologic 2020a Roy Hill Development Project Short-Range Endemic Invertebrate Fauna Desktop Assessment

Appendix 32 – Roy Hill Short Range Endemic Species List

Appendix 33 – Ecologia (2009) Interim SRE Invertebrate Report

Appendix 34 – Phoenix (2011) Level1 Fauna survey and desktop review for the Roy Hill Infrastructure Railway – Bonney Downs Alignment

Appendix 35 – Mine Vertebrate Fauna Management Plan

Appendix 36 – SWIB Troglofauna Assessment

Appendix 37 – Subterranean Fauna LOM WMS Desktop Review

Appendix 38 – Remote MAR Subterranean Fauna and Hydrogeology_241120

Appendix 39 – TSF Decant Water Re-use Risk Assessment

Appendix 40 – Peer Review of LOM WMS

Appendix 41- Roy Hill Mine Water Management Plan

Appendix 42 – Greenhouse Gas Management Plan – Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine

Appendix 43 – Roy Hill Rehabilitation Success Report

Appendix 44 – Conservation Significant Fauna Offset Strategy

Appendix 45 – Impact Reconciliation Procedure

Appendix 46 – EPBC Act Protected Matters Search August 2018

Appendix 47 – MNES Regional Distribution Maps

Appendix 48 – Migratory Birds Regional Distribution Maps

Appendix 49 – Proposed Schedule 1

Key Figures – Roy Hill Revised Proposal