The proposed copper oxide ore open cut mine is approximately 120 km northwest of Mt. Isa, Northern Queensland, Australia, and was planned to extract up to 1.9M t per annum from the Mount Clarke and Flying Horse/Mount Kelly deposits, over a period of eight years.
Klohn Crippen Berger was retained to undertake the environmental permitting for a 45 km power line and water pipeline, 20 km haul road and 45 km access road to the new mine. The permitting work included; conducting an assessment of the required environmental permitting for this infrastructure, field investigations of the infrastructure corridors and site, meetings with the appropriate regulatory bodies, preparation and submission of required environmental permits to the government as well as development of a Construction Environmental Plan for the water pipeline/power line and haul and access roads. Required permits submitted to the government included 15 Riverine Protection Permits, Application for a Licence to Take Water, Watercourse Pump Development Application and Environmentally Relevant Activity Licence.
- Environmental permitting review for power line, water pipeline and haul and access roads
- Field surveys to gather required information
- Meetings with regulators and other interested parties regarding the mine development
- Preparation and submission of required environmental permits