NSW Environmental Impact Statement

Iluka Resources submitted its Balranald Mineral Sands Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the New South Wales Government in May 2015.

The EIS is the principal approval document required for the Balranald Project to progress towards development. The EIS addresses 49 government requirements and involved more than four years of rigorous technical, environmental and consultative studies. 

On 5 April 2016 the delegate for the New South Wales Minister for Planning approved the development application for the Balranald Mineral Sands Project.

Approvals Documentation

Balranald Mineral Sands Project Development Consent (PDF, 3.4 MB)

New South Wales Environmental Impact Statement

Executive Summary
Executive Summary: Balranald Mineral Sands Project EIS

EIS Volume 1

EIS_Main Report Part A
EIS_Main Report Part B
EIS_Main Report Part C

EIS Volume 2
Appendix A Secretary's Environmental Impact   Assessment Requirements
Appendix B Study Team
Appendix C Agricultural Impact Statement
Appendix D Noise Assessment
Appendix E Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Assessment

EIS Volume 3
Appendix F Biodiversity Assessment

EIS Volume 4
Appendix G Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (reduced version)

EIS Volume 5
Appendix H Surface Water Management Report
Appendix I Balranald Mineral Sands Project Groundwater Assessment (Part 1 of 3)
Appendix I Balranald Mineral Sands Project Groundwater Assessment (Part 2 of 3)
Appendix I Balranald Mineral Sands Project Groundwater Assessment (Part 3 of 3)
Appendix J Groundwater Dependant Ecosystems Assessment Report

EIS Volume 6
Appendix K Water Assessment
Appendix L Soil Resource Assessment

EIS Volume 7
Appendix M Rehabilitation and Closure Strategy
Appendix N Transport Assessment
Appendix O Social Assessment

EIS Volume 8
Appendix P Economic Assessment
Appendix Q Geochemistry Assessment
Appendix R Non-Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment
Appendix S Radiation Risk Assessment