Port Pirie iron ore approval recommended

The South Australian Development Assessment Commission (DAC) has recommended the approval of WPG Resources iron ore storage facility at Port Pirie.

The miner’s application consisted of an iron ore receival, storage and outloading facility at Port Pirie for minerals from its Peculiar Knob mine.

The DAC recommendation will now be considered by the minister for urban planning and development, and the City of Adelaide.

The development application has seen a number of amendments to satisfy concerns raised during the assessment process.

This includes WPG’s agreement to fund the construction of a rail overpass to ensure unimpeded access to Nystar’s Port Pirie lead smelter.

WPG has also awarded contracts to GWA to transport the iron ore from the Peculiar Knob project to the port.

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