Public Environmental Review

Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project - Public Environmental Review

Public Review Period: 16 January 2017 to 13 February 2017

Sheffield Resources Limited is proposing to undertake mining of mineral sands, over a potential mine life of more than 40 years; from the Thunderbird depositin the northern region of Western Australia. The mineral sands products will be transported to the towns of Derby and Broome, and exported through their respective Ports.

Sheffield Resources Limited has prepared the Public Environmental Review (PER) in accordance with EPA procedures and is released for public review. The PER examines the environmental effects associated with the proposed development, in accordance with Western Australian Government procedures. The PER describes the proposal, examines the likely environmental effects and the proposed environmental management procedures.

Public submissions closed Monday 13 February 2017

Copies of the document may also be downloaded free of charge from, or

Copies of the PER will be available for examination at:

  • Broome Public Library
  • Derby Public Library
  • JS Battye Library

Hard copies of the PER may be purchased for $10 (including postage), or an electronic version is available free of charge from:

Sheffield Resources Ltd
Level 2, 41-47 Colin Street
08 6555 8777

The EPA prefers submissions to be made electronically on its Consultation Hub at

Alternatively, submissions can be

  • posted to:
    The Chairman
    Environmental Protection Authority
    Locked Bag 10
    EAST PERTH WA 6892 or,
  • delivered to:
    The Environmental Protection Authority
    Level 8, The Atrium
    168 St Georges Terrace

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please contact the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority on 08 6145 0800.


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