Representing WA's Mid-tier Iron Ore Producers and Junior Explorers

Currently YIPA members export  over 26 Million tonnes of iron ore per annum.

Mid-tier miners are significant iron ore exporters from the Pilbara, Mid-West and Yilgarn.

YIPA is committed to supporting WA's Mid-tier miners and Junior explorers by:

  • Highlighting the activities of the Mid-tier companies and the Junior explorers substantial economic contribution to WA's economy
  • Protecting the 3160 direct and indirect jobs supported by iron ore mining in the Yilgarn alone
  • Ensuring fair access to infrastructure, port and rail
  • Supporting initiatives to cut red tape
  • Assisting with environmental and heritage processes
  • Maintaining a fair playing field for the iron ore mining industry

Further 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 growth of regional communities

The Yilgarn is an established iron province with  a potential aggregate iron endowment of over 15 Billion tonnes of potentially beneficiable Magnetite and one billion tonnes of DSO hematite ores.

In the Media

Yilgarn Job Prospects Hinge on Green LightYilgarn Job Prospects Hinge on Green Light
The future of iron mining in the Yilgarn is in the balance with three new mines proposed for construction as soon as practicable. read more…

EPA Approval to Expand Iron Ore MineEPA Approval to Expand Iron Ore Mine
US iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources has been given the all-clear from the Environmental Protection Authority to expand its existing Yilgarn iron ore mine, north-east of Southern Cross, subject to strict conditions. read more…

Yilgarn Iron Location Map - click for larger view

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