Fostering WA's Mid-tier Iron Producers and Explorers

Currently YIPA members export  over 17 Mtpa from the Yilgarn and other mid-tier companies are significant exporters from the Pilbara and Mid-West. 

YIPA is committed to supporting WA's mid-tier miners and junior explorers by:
  • Highlighting the mid-tier's and Yilgarn's substantial economic contribution to WA's economy
  • Ensuring fair access to infrastructure, port and rail
  • Supporting initiatives to cut red tape as mines are developed
  • Assisting with environmental and heritage processes
  • Maintaining fair playing field for iron ore
  • Working for the preservation of  thousands of WA worker's jobs 
The Association has long worked toward a 10 Mtpa port expansion at Esperance Port, however in the current price cycle, this project is effectively 'parked'. Ironically, in the current price environment, Esperance remains attractive due to a $10 per tonne saving, made possible by its ability to cater for Cape Size capable vessels.

The aims of YIPA are to promote:
  • Sustainable economic development and best practice environmental standards
  • Engagement with local communities, indigenous people, Government and agencies
  • The interests of prospective and current iron miners and the development of infrastructure 
  • The sharing of environmental data by members
The Yilgarn is an established iron province with  a potential aggregate iron endowment of over 15 Billion tonnes of potentially beneficiable Magnetite and one billion tonnes of DSO hematite ores.

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- YIPA appeals EPA decision Kalgoorlie Miner 05 02 2015
- Support the Mid-tiers Kalgoorlie Miner 09 11 2014 
- Asciano to build port upgrade The West Aust 08 05 2014
-Tiddlers to make big difference Kalgoorlie Miner 05 12 2013
- Iron in the fire Kalgoorlie Miner 14 11 2013
- WA falling short on infrastructure Kalgoorlie Miner 03 10 2013
- Port progress slow but steady Kalgoorlie Miner 2013 09 05
- Mine to Port Kalgoorlie Miner 01 08 2013
- Yilgarn iron Province Kalgoorlie Miner
- Iron in the Fire - Kalgoorlie Miner
- Time to deliver for iron ore miners - Kalgoorlie Miner 
- Esperance Port upgrade: the players - Australian Resources and Investment June 2013
- Drought proofing the Goldfields-Esperance economy Kalgoorlie Miner 07-01-2013

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