The Mulga Downs Hub is being developed by Hancock Prospecting and Mineral Resources as part of the HanMin joint venture. It is located approximately 210 kilometres south of Port Hedland and 180 kilometres north west of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and is on the traditional lands of the Banjima People.
The Hub sits east of the proposed Mulga Downs Mine and will have a capacity of 40 million tonnes enabling it to receive, stockpile and be the distribution point for ore produced at Mulga Downs, as well as service ore for Mineral Resources as well as other third parties.
The Mulga Hub will provide an efficient path to export for multiple users through the proposed Mulga Rail Spur. This will unlock previously stranded orebodies, creating an unprecedented era of cooperation that will sustain the Pilbara’s mantle as the leading iron ore producing region in the world.
A dedicated HanRoy project team is currently undertaking feasibility studies incorporating engineering, operational integration planning, capital cost estimates and approvals (environmental, heritage and native title).
The Hub was referred to the WA Environmental Protection Authority and federal Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water in December 2022.
- Stockyards (40Mt)
- Truck unloading facilities
- Train loading facilities
- Ore rehandling