Port Hedland Berth 1, Port Hedland, Western Australia
Client – Newcrest Mining Limited
Services – Marine and Coastal, Flora and Fauna, Planning and Compliance, Community Consultation
Assignment – Port Hedland is one of the busiest harbours in Australia by tonnage. Some of the many products exported are salt, manganese, iron ore, copper concentrate, kaolin and livestock.
Our Role – COOE were commissioned to establish a monitoring program for monitoring metals in sediment and marine organisms at Berth 1 in Port Hedland. Project objectives included:
- monitoring the accumulation of metals in marine sediment and fauna that may be associated to the loading activities of Telfer concentrate in port headland
- undertaking baseline surveys for marine impacts at the Port Hedland concentrate loading facility
- identifying environmental indicators for comparative purposes
- outlining a monitoring program that will allow Newcrest Mining to demonstrate to its stakeholders that its environmental management practices at the Port Hedland concentrate loading operations are working as intended.