BHP Billiton Iron Ore announced on 29 January 2010 early expenditure of US$1.
Hancock Prospecting is developing the world class iron ore project of Roy Hill, located 105km north east of Newman.
MCC Australia Holding Pty Ltd (MCCAH Pty Ltd) is developing a 15Mtpa iron ore (magnetite) concentrate project at Cape Lambert and aims to ship its first ore by mid 2013.
Aurox Resources Ltd is a Perth company developing the Balla Balla Iron, Vanadium and Titanium Project west of Port Hedland, Western Australia.
Sinosteel Midwest Corporation proposes to develop a 15Mtpa iron ore mine at Weld Range 65km southwest of Meekatharra, producing a mix of hematite lump and fines.
Murchison Metals commenced trucking 1.
Asia Iron has primary environmental approval to produce up to 10Mtpa of magnetite concentrate, which will be transported by slurry pipeline to the port of Geraldton for export.
The Southdown Magnetite Mine is 90km north east of Albany near Wellstead.
The Oakajee Port will include common user infrastructure (channel, breakwater, turning basin, navigational aids, provision for tug and pilot boat pens, port administration offices and roads and utilities) funded by the State and Commonwealth governments and private use infrastructure (at least one Cape Class iron ore berth, as well as associated materials handling equipment and rail infrastructure).
The WA State Government is developing a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) precinct in the Kimberley to enable processing of natural gas from the offshore Browse Basin.