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 14 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.