Rio to ex­pand Parabur­doo op­er­a­tions

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Pilbara min­ing giant Rio Tinto has ap­plied to the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity for ap­proval to ex­pand its Greater Parabur­doo Iron Ore Hub.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­fer­ral, made last month, the com­pany is propos­ing to ex­pand op­er­a­tions at its Parabur­doo and Eastern Range sites, about 6km south of the Parabur­doo town­site.

The project would in­clude de­vel­op­ing mine pits and as­so­ci­ated in­fra­struc­ture at the com­pany’s Parabur­doo, Eastern Range and West­ern Range op­er­a­tions. A Rio spokes­woman con­firmed the project’s pro­gres­sion.

“The devel­op­ment of ad­di­tional ore sources is re­quired to sus­tain pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity from Rio Tinto’s Greater Parabur­doo op­er­a­tions,” she said. The pub­lic com­ment pe­riod has closed.

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