> Proposed Central Eyre Iron Project (CEIP)

Diagram showing stage of CEIP application processThis website has been developed by the Government of South Australia to provide information on Iron Road's Central Eyre Iron Project (CEIP).

Iron Road, an Australian exploration and mining development company, lodged with Government a mining lease application and an environmental impact statement for the CEIP on 5 November 2015.

The CEIP is a mining project centred on a large magnetite deposit at Warramboo, 25 km south of Wudinna on central Eyre Peninsula.

Iron Road has made applications for:

  • A mining lease under the Mining Act 1971 for;
    • an open cut magnetite iron ore mine and processing plant.
  • Development approval under the Development Act 1993 for;
    • a new deep water port facility in Spencer Gulf 7 km south of Port Neill;
    • a new 145 km heavy haul rail line from the mine to the port;
    • a new water supply borefield;
    • new electricity supply infrastructure; and
    • an accommodation village located in the township of Wudinna.
  • Commonwealth environmental approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) regarding;
    • potential impacts on Southern Right whales from shipping movements in the Spencer Gulf.

The mining lease application is supported by a mining proposal (MP) that meets the requirements of Ministerial Determination MD0006.

The Cape Hardy Deep-Sea Port Major Development application is supported by an environmental impact statement (EIS) that addresses all the requirements set out in the guidelines for this development.

The Cape Hardy Deep-Sea Port Major Development application includes information to enable an assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act).

This website contains all information relating to the assessment of Iron Road's applications and the statutory public consultation process. The website will be regularly updated.