WA Premier Mark McGowan welcomed the announcement by Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) to develop the Eliwana mine and rail project in the Pilbara region.
FMG made the Final Investment Decision, with the project consisting of a new mine and ore processing facility, and a 143-kilometre rail spur project.
The company is targeting a construction start in mid-2019, with production to start in December 2020.
A definitive feasibility study has been completed by the company, and the approvals process is now underway.
Source: WA Government