Fostering WA's Mid-tier Iron Producers and Explorers

Currently YIPA members export  almost 17 Mtpa from the Yilgarn and brother companies are significant exporters from the Pilbara and Mid-West. 

YIPA is committed to supporting WA's Mid-tier miners and explorers by:
  • Encouraging fresh Government initiatives to foster growth in the sector
  • Fighting for the preservation of  thousands of WA worker's jobs 
  • Ensuring that mines overlooked by the big players are kept running 
  • Pressing for more realistic port charges
  • Highlighting the Mid-tier's substantial economic contribution to WA's economy
  • Ensuring fair access to infrastructure
  • Supporting initiatives to cut red tape as mines are developed
  • Maintaining fair price levels for iron ore, rather than contributing to oversupply

In the region, the Association is working toward a 10 Mtpa port expansion at Esperance Port. Ironically, in the current price environment, Esperance remains attractive due to a $10 per tonne saving, made possible by using Cape Size capable vessels.
Committed companies, iron ore producers and explorers, from WAs Yilgarn Iron Province are members of our peak industry body, however membership is open to all of WA's Mid-tier producers and explorers. 

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.

Latest News


- Iron wars The West Australian 12 03 2015
- 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
- Esperance Port upgrade: the players - Australian Resources and Investment June 2013
- 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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