Venture Minerals Limited, Mt Livingstone Mine, Tullah

Current Stage

Assessment Withdrawn

Proposal Details

Client: Venture Minerals Limited

Premises: Off Pieman Road, Tullah 7140

Activity: Mineral Works

Class of Assessment: 2C

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 23/11/2021

Draft Guidelines Opened for Public Comment: 7/5/2022

Draft Guidelines Closed for Public Comment: 21/5/2022

Assessment Withdrawn: 25/5/2023

Status: The proponent withdrew the proposal on 25/05/2023.​

​​​​The Proposal

A new iron ore mine comprising extraction at the Mt Livingstone site, crushing and screening at the site of the existing Riley Mine and Direct Shipment of Ore (DSO) via truck to Burnie port and onward shipment. ​​

The proponent intends to lodge a permit application with West Coast Council under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993. The proposal will be subject to an environmental impact assessment by the Board of the EPA (the Board) in accordance with the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPC Act).

​The project has been determined to be a Controlled Action under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) (EPBC reference number 2021/9131) and will require assessment and approval under the EPBC Act, in addition to State and Local government requirements. It was determined that the proposed action will have, or is likely to have, a significant impact on matters of national environmental significance, protected under Part 3 of the EPBC Act, including:

  • Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 and 18A)

The proposal will be assessed by the EPA Board in the manner specified in the Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Tasmania under Section 45 of the EPBC Act relating to environmental assessment.

EIS Guidelines

EIS Guidelines have been prepared by the Board to assist the proponent to prepare the case for assessment. Based on the information contained in the Notice of Intent, the guidelines identify the key issues which are expected to be relevant to the assessment of the proposal.

Public comment was invited on the draft guidelines, the comment period has now closed. The final guidelines have been issued to the proponent.

 Venture Minerals Limited, Mt Livingstone Mine, Tullah - Final EIS Guidelines (PDF 588Kb)

​Notice of Intent

 Venture Minerals Limited, Mt Livingstone Mine, Tullah - NOI (PDF 15Mb)