WA’s first uranium mine delayed Business Spectator, 19 Jul 2012 The timeline for Western Australia’s first uranium mine has slipped after a rigorous environmental assessment. Toro Energy Ltd announced a revised target date for a final board decision on whether to proceed with its Wiluna project in central WA, moving it back to the first half of 2013.
The company had previously expected to make a final decision by the end of 2012.
The project was approved by the state’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in May and appeals are being reviewed before a final decision by WA environment minister Bill Marmion. Managing director Greg Hall said yesterday the company hoped Mr Marmion would make a decision by the end of September….
…. In 2008, the Liberal state government lifted a six-year ban on uranium mining that was imposed by the previous Labor government. WA’s Labor opposition remains has not changed its stance on uranium mining, but says it will not stand in the way of any planned uranium mine that has received approvals if the party wins state elections in March.
There are no other uranium projects in WA that would be fullyenvironmentally approved by the time of the election.