Mining Lease Proposal & Environmental Impact Statement


Central Eyre Iron Project Approved - Mining Lease & Development Approval Received

Iron Road’s Mining Lease and Development applications have been approved by the SA Government with a formal announcement being made by the Premier, the Hon Jay Weatherill MP and the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, the Hon Tom Koutstantonis MP on Wednesday, 3 May 2017.

Receiving the two key South Australian Government approvals for the CEIP Mine and associated Infrastructure is a significant milestone for the Company and adds to the momentum being generated in the areas of finance and construction, particularly in light of Iron Road’s strategic partnerships with China Railway Group Limited (CREC) and Emerald Grain.

The next stages of Iron Road’s development journey will include further engagement with landowners and stakeholders, preparing secondary approval applications, reaching a Final Investment Decision with CREC and ultimately achieving financial close.

Click here to view Iron Road’s announcement to the ASX.

Click here to view the announcement from the Premier and Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy.

All documents relating to the Mining and development applications, including Government assessment reports and relevant project conditions, can be obtained from the SA Government dedicated CEIP website


On 5 November 2015 Iron Road formally submitted a Mining Lease application accompanied by a Mining Lease Proposal (MLP) to the SA Department of State Development (DSD) and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), all in relation to the Central Eyre Iron Project.

All document relating to the MLP an EIS together with Iron Road Fact Sheets on the CEIP can be accessed below.

Response Documents

Iron Road Limited - CEIP MLP Response Document - Updated October 2016

Iron Road Limited - CEIP EIS Response Document - Updated October 2016

Executive Summary for the EIS and MLP

Executive Summary

Fact Sheets for the CEIP

CEIP & Farming

CEIP & the Community

CEIP & Dust and Water

General FAQ



Mining Lease Proposal (MLP)


You can download the complete Mining Lease Proposal as a large single document file (197MB) here or in individual chapters below.


Contents Pages (PDF 165KB)

Declaration of Accuracy (PDF 54.4KB)

Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF 543KB)

Chapter 2: Description of the Existing Environment (PDF 3.24MB)

Chapter 3: Description of the Proposed Mining Operations (PDF 8.83MB)

Chapter 4: Statutory Framework (PDF 129KB)

Chapter 5: Stakeholder Consultation (PDF 707KB)

Chapter 6: Assessment Methodology (PDF 326KB)

Chapter 7: Public Safety (PDF 179KB)

Chapter 8: Traffic (PDF 2.26MB)

Chapter 9: Aboriginal Heritage and Native Title (PDF 599KB)

Chapter 10: Non-Aboriginal Heritage (PDF 670KB)

Chapter 11: Native Fauna and Pest Species (PDF 2.26MB)

Chapter 12: Vegetation and Weeds (PDF 4.05MB)

Chapter 13: Soil and Land Quality (PDF 753KB)

Chapter 14: Waste Disposal and Management (PDF 393KB)

Chapter 15: Air Quality (PDF 3.25MB)

Chapter 16: Noise (PDF 1.63MB)

Chapter 17: Airblast and Vibration (PDF 326KB)

Chapter 18: Surface Water (PDF 781KB)

Chapter 19: Groundwater (PDF 3.14MB)

Chapter 20: Visual Amenity (PDF 3.81MB)

Chapter 21: Land Use and Tenure (PDF 1.3MB)

Chapter 22: Social Environment (PDF 2.12MB)

Chapter 23: Economic (PDF 623KB)

References (PDF 208KB)

Glossary (PDF 131KB)

Appendix A: Project Team and Contributors (PDF 63.5KB)

Appendix B: Ministerial Determination 006 Cross Check (PDF 57.7KB)

Appendix C: Impacts and Risks Register (PDF 1.19MB)

Appendix D: IAP2’s Public Participation Spectrum (PDF 181KB)

Appendix E: CEIP Community Consultative Committee Terms of Reference (PDF 507KB)

Appendix F: CEIP Community Consultative Committee Outcome Expectations (PDF 110KB)

Appendix G: Community Survey June 2015 (PDF 776KB)

Appendix H: Hydrology and Surface Water Study (PDF 17.8MB)

Appendix I: Traffic Impact Assessment (PDF 9.59MB)

Appendix J: Ecological Survey (PDF 2.93MB)

Appendix K: Combined Background Air Quality and Air Quality Impact Assessment (PDF 7.74MB)

Appendix L: Noise and Vibration Assessment (PDF 31.9MB)

Appendix M: Mine Water Management – Numerical Groundwater Flow Model (PDF 3.4MB)

Appendix N: Mine Groundwater Impact Assessment (PDF 3.79MB)

Appendix O: Mine Pit Lake Assessment (PDF 837KB)

Appendix P: Viewpoint Assessments (PDF 2.34MB)

Appendix Q: Social Impact Assessment (PDF 4.76MB)

Appendix R: Economic Impact Assessment (PDF 506KB)

Appendix S: Conceptual Integrated Landform Design for Rehabilitation and Closure (PDF 5.72MB)


Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)


You can download the complete Environmental Impact Statement as a large single document file (223MB) here or in individual chapters below.


Contents Pages (PDF 156KB)

Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF 884 KB)

Chapter 2: Project Justification (PDF 349KB)

Chapter 3: Project Alternatives (PDF 736KB)

Chapter 4: Project Description (PDF 5.82MB)

Chapter 5: Statutory Framework (PDF 775KB)

Chapter 6: Stakeholder Engagement (PDF 543KB)

Chapter 7: Physical Environment (PDF 1.62MB)

Chapter 8: Land Use and Tenure (PDF 1.87MB)

Chapter 9: Risk and Impact Definition (PDF 224KB)

Chapter 10: Air Quality (PDF 1.76MB)

Chapter 11: Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas (PDF 1.05MB)

Chapter 12: Noise and Vibration (PDF 1.76MB)

Chapter 13: Terrestrial Flora and Fauna (PDF 7.45MB)

Chapter 14: Marine and Coastal Environment (PDF 3.04MB)

Chapter 15: Surface Water (PDF 1.18MB)

Chapter 16: Groundwater (PDF 1.76MB)

Chapter 17: Soil and Land Quality (PDF 754KB)

Chapter 18: Traffic and Transport (PDF 3.64MB)

Chapter 19: Aboriginal Heritage and Native Title (PDF 1.01MB)

Chapter 20: Non-Aboriginal Heritage (PDF 1.17MB)

Chapter 21: Economic Environment (PDF 782KB)

Chapter 22: Social Environment (PDF 1.5MB)

Chapter 23: Landscape and Visual Amenity (PDF 2.7MB)

Chapter 24: Environmental Management (PDF 321KB)

References (PDF 268KB)

Glossary (PDF 181KB)

Appendix A: Major Development Declaration (PDF 260KB)

Appendix B: Iron Road Environment Policy (PDF 558KB)

Appendix C: EIS Guidelines (PDF 766KB)

Appendix D: DAC EIS Guidelines Comparison (PDF 138KB)

Appendix E: Contributions and Project Team (PDF 76.7KB)

Appendix F: IAP2’s Public Participation Spectrum (PDF 183KB)

Appendix G: CEIP Community Consultative Committee Terms of Reference (PDF 506KB)

Appendix H: Tumby Bay District Council Community Consultative Group Terms of Reference (PDF 123KB)

Appendix I: Community Survey Results (PDF 776KB)

Appendix J: Air Quality Assessment (PDF 5.87MB)

Appendix K: Greenhouse Gas Impact Assessment (PDF 396KB)

Appendix L: Environmental Noise and Vibration Assessment – Cape Hardy Port Facility (PDF 7.17MB)

Appendix M: Environmental Noise and Vibration Assessment – Infrastructure and Long Term Employee Village (PDF


Appendix N: Predicted Railway Noise Figures (PDF 6.36MB)

Appendix O: Infrastructure Corridor Ecological Assessment (PDF 3.92MB)

Appendix P: Port Terrestrial Ecology Baseline Survey (PDF 7.25MB)

Appendix Q: Marine and Coastal Environment Impact Assessment (PDF 11.5MB)

Appendix R: Cape Hardy Coastal Modelling (PDF 9.74MB)

Appendix S: Marine Environmental Noise Assessment (PDF 2.12MB)

Appendix T: Spencer Gulf Recorded Whale Sightings (PDF 64.4MB)

Appendix U: Infrastructure Groundwater Impact Assessment (PDF 1.78MB)

Appendix V: Kielpa Groundwater Supply Study (PDF 5.9MB)

Appendix W: Traffic Impact Assessment (PDF 5.47MB)

Appendix X: Economic Impact Assessment (PDF 1.01MB)

Appendix Y: Social Impact Assessment (PDF 4.76MB)

Appendix Z: Viewpoint Assessments (PDF 4.37MB)

Appendix AA: Draft – Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) (PDF 698KB)

Appendix BB: Draft – Operation Environmental Management Plan (OEMP) (PDF 559KB)

Appendix CC: Stakeholder Consultation Issues and Benefits Register Summary (PDF 126KB)

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