Yilgarn Iron Province 

Currently YIPA members export  almost 17 Mtpa from the Yilgarn and the Association is working toward a 10 Mtpa port expansion at Esperance - being  Stage One and modestly costed at under $150m.
The serious players, ten iron ore producers and explorers, from WA’s Yilgarn Iron Province are members of the peak industry body, the  Yilgarn Iron Producers Association.  

YIPA welcomes the Transport Minister's decision to greenlight the upgrade of the Port of Esperance.  YIPA also welcomes EPSL’s stated timeline for the process and completion of the upgrade:
  • Asciano's YES consortium to construct upgrade  
  • Construction of the upgrade to begin as prices improve
  • Completion two years after commencement
Announcements & Information                                                                                               
Senate Hearings on MRRT  Hansard transcript April 2013

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 already an established iron producer with approaching 17 Million tonnes per annum of Direct Shipping Ore to be exported this year and a potential aggregate iron endowment of over 15 Billion tonnes of Potentially Beneficiable Magnetite and one Billion tonnes of DSO hematite ores.

The Province extends from Wiluna to Koolyanobbing near Southern Cross and 150 km west of the Leonora-Kalgoorlie-Esperance Port infrastructure corridor (see map). Having access to infrastructure and concentration of prospective mines in such a small area with large resources of ore earmarks the province as one of great potential. 

Latest News

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- WA falling short on infrastructure Kalgoorlie Miner 03 10 2013
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- Esperance Port upgrade: the players - Australian Resources and Investment June 2013
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- Drought proofing the Goldfields-Esperance economy Kalgoorlie Miner 07-01-2013
- Jobs Bonanza Kalgoorlie Miner 31-01-2013
- Modest 10 Mtpa, $200m upgrade key to port expansion Kalgoorlie Miner 10-01-2013
- Iron Drives Growth Kalgoorlie Miner 25-10-2012
- $300m Esperance Port Pledge The West 20-01-2012
- Region Joins Forces on Iron Ore - The Australian 08-10-2010

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