Commonwealth Environmental Impact Statement

The Balranald Mineral Sands Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is the principal approval document required by the Commonwealth Government. The EIS assesses the Balranald Project against matters of national environmental significance (as defined under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 199​9). 

Iluka Resources submitted a draft EIS to the Department of Environment in February 2016. Following a public exhibition period in which submissions were invited, Iluka revised the draft EIS and submitted the final EIS in July 2016.

The final EIS can be accessed below. 

Executive Summary
Executive Summary: Balranald Mineral Sands Project Commonwealth EIS (PDF, 3MB)

EIS Volume 1

Commonwealth EIS: Main Report Part A (PDF, 5 MB)
Commonwealth EIS: Main Report Part B (PDF, 9 MB)
Commonwealth EIS: Main Report Part C (PDF, 460 KB)
Appendix A: Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines (PDF, 2 MB)
Appendix B: Study Team (PDF, 300 KB)

EIS Volume 2
Appendix C: Biodiversity Assessment (PDF, 7 MB)

EIS Volume 3
Appendix D: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (Part 1 of 5) (PDF, 10 MB)
Appendix D: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (Part ​2 of 5) (PDF, 9 MB)
Appendix D: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (Part ​3 of 5) (PDF, 8 MB)
Appendix D: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (Part ​4 of 5) (PDF, 9 MB)
Appendix D: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (Part ​5 of 5) (PDF, 10 MB)

EIS Volume 4
Appendix E: Non-Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (PDF, 10 MB)
Appendix F: Rehabilitation and Closure Strategy (PDF, 4 MB)
Appendix G: Water Assessment (PDF, 12 MB)
Appendix H: Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Assessment Report (PDF, 9 MB)

EIS Volume 5
Appendix I: Groundwater Assessment (Part 1 of ​3) (PDF, 11 MB)
Appendix I: Groundwater Assessment (Part 2 of ​3) (PDF, 10 MB)
Appendix I: Groundwater Assessment (Part 3 of ​3) (PDF, 12 MB)
Appendix J: Surface Water Management Report (PDF, 10 MB)
Appendix K: Geochemistry Assessment (PDF, 7 MB)

EIS Volume 6
Appendix L: Radiation Risk Assessment (PDF, 10 MB)
Appendix M: Social Assessment (PDF, 8 MB)
Appendix N: Economic Assessment (PDF, 2 MB)