As a substantial resource development, implementation of the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project will bring change for communities and the environment local to the development. API Management Pty Ltd (APIM) recognises the importance of balancing social, economic, safety and health, and environmental aspects in all phases of its business and is committed to undertaking its activities in a manner that considers the values of the people, natural environments and communities in which it operates.
An important aspect of this commitment is to engage with communities and stakeholders including government, local land holders, Traditional Owners, non-government organisations, local businesses, and other groups to discuss concerns and explore opportunities for stakeholders, presented by the project.
Maintaining a thorough understanding of the existing environment and the communities in which we operate is an essential part of this.
APIM has invested heavily in completing extensive studies including heritage surveys, and consulted widely to inform the design and environmental impact assessment of the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project. These studies commenced in 2007 and have continued through to the present as design changes and newly optimised development strategies are considered. Development strategy changes occur to accommodate newly identified ore deposits and further optimised supporting mine, rail and port infrastructure components.
APIM has active Environment, Safety, Community and Indigenous engagement polices that provide overarching objectives and direction for management. These are supported by other corporate policies including the APIM Risk Policy that provides guidance on a systematic framework for managing environmental, community and safety risks associated with the design and implementation of the Project.
Various State and Commonwealth primary approvals are currently in place and include:
- Ministerial Statement 930 – Port Anketell Point Port Development, Antonymyre, Shire of Roebourne, 30 January 2013.
- Ministerial Statement 944 – West Pilbara Iron Ore Project Stage 2 – Hardey Proposal, 21 August 2013.
- Ministerial Statement 1026 – West Pilbara Infrastructure Project – Rail. 4 February 2016.
- Ministerial Statement 1027 – West Pilbara Iron Ore Project – Stage 1 Mine Area, 4 February 2016.
- Ministerial Statement 1127 – West Pilbara Iron Ore Project Stage 2 – Hardey Proposal (Statement to amend implementation conditions), 17 March 2020.
- West Pilbara Iron Ore Mine and Rail Project, WA (EPBC ref 2009/4706) EPBC Act Approval Decision, 27 November 2011.
- Anketell Point Iron Ore Processing and Export Port, North WA (EPBC 2009/5120) EPBC Act Approval Decision, 15 May 2013.
- Anketell Point Port Development Sea Dumping Permit No. SD2009/1322, 15 May 2013.
Information relevant to the studies and documentation associated with the completed environmental impact assessments and approval processes may be obtained by contacting APIM (refer to Contacts page). The information available below is post – approval documentation prepared in fulfilment of specific conditions of environmental approval.
West Pilbara Iron Ore Project Stage 1 Mine and Rail – Post Approval Documents
EPBC 2009-4706 Threatened Fauna Offset Strategy with App3 (May 2013)
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West Pilbara Iron Ore Project Stage 1 Anketell Port – Post Approval Documents
EPBC 2009-5120 Blasting Management Plan – Terrestrial (Sept 2014)
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EPBC 2009-5120 Ecosystem Research and Monitoring Program (Dec 2014)
03_APIM_EPBC 2009-5120 Anketell Port _ERMP_Rev1_10122014
EPBC 2009-5120 Migratory Bird Survey Program (July 2014)
04_APIM_EPBC 2009-5120 Migratory Bird Survey Program (July 2014)
Ministerial Statement 930: 2013 Compliance Assessment Report
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Ministerial Statement 930: 2014 Compliance Assessment Report
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Ministerial Statement 930: 2015 Compliance Assessment Report
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Ministerial Statement 930: 2016 Compliance Assessment Report
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Ministerial Statement 930: 2017 Compliance Assessment Report
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Ministerial Statement 930: 2018 Compliance Assessment Report
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Ministerial Statement 930: 2019 Compliance Assessment Report
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