Current Major Project Facilitation Programme Projects

 The following map shows the current projects assessed as eligible for the Major Project Facilitation Programme.

 

Details of Current Major Project Facilitation Programme Projects

 

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Project NameProject ProponentDescriptionMPF Services GrantedMPF Services ExpiresWeb Link
Central Eyre Iron ProjectIron Road Ltd
Development of a new magnetite iron ore mine with on-site ore processing facilities located south of Wudinna on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. The project will also develop an infrastructure corridor including a standard gauge rail line, a new power transmission line and a new deep water port located at Cape Hardy in South Australia's Spencer Gulf, approximately 7km south of Port Neill.
Renewed Nov-201631-Dec-2019Iron Road Ltd
Chandler FacilityTellus Holdings Ltd
The Chandler Facility, located approximately 120km south of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, will extract salt from an underground mine. The majority will be exported primarily for industrial purposes. The resulting underground voids will then be utilised for storing equipment, archives, and the storage, recovery and permanent isolation of difficult to manage waste materials (known as Controlled Wastes in the NT) in a Deep Geological Repository in a salt bed that formed over 500 million years ago and has been tectonically stable ever since.
Apr-201731-Dec-2019Tellus Holdings Ltd
Equus Gas Fields DevelopmentHess Exploration Australia Pty Ltd
The commercialisation of significant offshore natural gas and condensate discoveries in the Carnarvon Basin off the Western Australian coast. Sub-sea gas pipelines will connect to third party Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) processing facilities.
Renewed Mar-201631-Dec-2018Hess Global Operations
Fibre Expressway Subsea Cable ProjectFibre Expressway Pty Ltd
The Fibre Expressway project will provide global telecommunications connectivity to Western Australia via Indonesia and Singapore and Malaysia. The project also aims to provide reliable, high speed, high capacity telecommunications services between Perth and remote mining and offshore oil and gas developments.
Mar-201731-Dec-2019 
Hawsons Iron ProjectCarpentaria Resources Limited
Hawsons Iron Project is a new $1.7 billion magnetite mine being developed 60km south west of Broken Hill. There will be significant employment opportunities to the Far West region of NSW, including 1,200 construction jobs and 500 ongoing jobs during operations. The project will produce around 10 million tonnes per annum of high-grade magnetite over its estimated 20 year mine life. Ore from the mine will be processed on site and transported to Broken Hill via a pipeline where it will be railed to Port Pirie (or Whyalla), South Australia for export. The high grade magnetite, called Hawsons Supergrade product is the worlds highest iron content steel making raw material and Hawsons Iron Project offers significant energy and emissions savings in the steel making process due to its chemical properties.
15 March 201818 December 2020Carpentaria Resources Limited
Hughenden Beef Processing PlantCNVM Investment Pty Ltd
Development of a beef processing plant and integrated feedlot at Hughenden in the Flinders Shire, North Queensland. The project will be able to process up to 180,000 head of cattle annually and provide support to the cattle industry in the north.
Oct 20178-Aug-2020 
Ichthys Gas & Condensate Field DevelopmentInpex Browse Limited
Development of gas and condensate fields located in the Browse Basin off the Kimberley coast and construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Darwin.
Renewed  Nov-201531-Dec-2017Inpex
Nolans Rare Earth ProjectArafura Resources Ltd
A rare earths mine and processing operation, located 135km north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, will produce around 16,500 tonnes per annum of mixed rare earths-rich intermediate product. This product will be exported to an overseas refinery for final processing into high-value rare earth products which may be used in the automotive, clean energy technology and electronic sectors. The operation also plans to produce 110,000 tonnes per annum of merchant-grade phosphoric acid for the fertiliser industry.
Sept-201631-Dec-2019Arafura Resources Ltd
Prelude FLNG ProjectShell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd
Shell will be utilising an innovative floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility to commercialise the 3 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas located in gas fields in the Browse Basin off the Kimberley Coast.
Renewed Oct-201531-Dec-2017Shell Australia
Project Sea DragonSeafarms Group Ltd
Project Sea Dragon aims to develop 10,000 hectares of land-based aquaculture at Legune Station in the Northern Territory, producing approximately 125,000 tonnes of Black Tiger Prawns per annum primarily for export to Asian markets.
July-201531-Dec-2018Seafarms Group
Renison Tailings Retreatment Project (Rentails)Bluestone Mines Tasmania Joint Venture Pty Ltd
The Renison Tailings Retreatment Project (Rentails) will establish a new processing plant at the Renison Tin Mine near Zeehan, North West Tasmania, to re-process existing tailings held in tailing dams. The project will include a new concentrator and tin fuming process to reprocess the tailings into high grade tin fume and copper matte product. Approximately 60,000 tonnes of tin and 25,000 tonnes of copper will be recovered over the project life of at least 11 years.
Nov-2017Sept-2020Metals X Limited
Sandy Ridge ProjectTellus Holdings Ltd
The Sandy Ridge project, located approximately 240km northwest of Kalgoorlie by road, Western Australia, will extract Kaolin clay mainly for the south east Asian export market for use in ceramics. The resulting voids will then be utilised for the long-term storage, recovery or permanent isolation difficult to manage waste materials (known as Controlled Wastes in WA) and low level radioactive wastes (eg.smoke detectors) in a Near Surface Geological Repository, in a clay bed that formed about 70 million years ago and has been tectonically stable ever since.
Apr-201731-Dec-2019Tellus Holdings Ltd
West Pilbara Iron Ore ProjectAPI Management Pty Ltd
The development of a 30 million tonne per annum iron ore project and associated rail and port infrastructure located in Western Australia's Pilbara region.
Renewed Mar-201731-Dec-2019API
West Seahorse ProjectCarnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd
The West Seahorse Project will develop an offshore oil field in Commonwealth waters off the Gippsland coast in Victoria.
Renewed Jun-201727-Jun-2020Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd

 

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