Call for Expressions of Interest to extract basic raw materials

Stage 3 sand release in Myalup
Date: Monday, 31 August 2020

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for potential sand extraction from within the Myalup juvenile pine plantation between Mandurah and Bunbury.

DMIRS’ Resources Tenure Acting Executive Director Tony Bullen said the proposed sand pits will only go ahead if suitable applicants are identified through the EOI process.

The Minister for Mines and Petroleum is expected to invite two entities to each apply for a mining lease, with one site also requiring a miscellaneous licence for a road to allow access to the site.

“The proposal is to establish two new sand pits using authority provided under Section 19 of the Mining Act 1978 (Mining Act) to supply the South West region with building materials,” he said.

“Section 19 enables the Minister for Mines and Petroleum to exempt land from the Mining Act and to then invite companies to apply for tenements over the area.

“This is the third stage of release of building materials from the Myalup pine plantations but it is by far the largest.”

The Myalup Stage 3 sites are 62ha and 77ha in area, and are located on the northern side of Johnston Road, centred nearly 1.5km east of Forrest Highway.

Companies interested in being considered will need to submit an EOI by 2.30pm on 29 October 2020.

The Request for Expressions of Interest (DMIRS850720) is available on the Tenders WA website. Registration with Tenders WA is required before access can be gained to the documentation.

Those who wish to have their EOI considered, must have a representative attend a mandatory briefing commencing at 10am on 16 September, either in person at 1 Adelaide Tce in East Perth or through Webex video conferencing, and participate in one supervised site visit either on 29 September or 8 October. More information about registering for the briefing and site visit is available on the DMIRS website.