New State Explosives Facility in Myalup officially opens

The WA Government is pleased to announce the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s (DMIRS) McLarty State Explosives Facility is open for business.

WA Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston officially opened the new explosives facility in Myalup on Tuesday (April 16 2019).

There are 36 explosives storage and manufacturing sites at the new facility, and so far 19 have been leased and one is managed by DMIRS, with construction underway at all sites.

A further 14 have strong commitments for development and two remain unallocated.

The McLarty State Explosives Facility replaces the Baldivis Explosives Reserve, which is expected to be handed back to LandCorp in June 2019.

Explosives storage facilities are important infrastructure for the State’s mining sector.

They provide highly secure areas and suitable locations for the storage and manufacture of packaged explosives, including fireworks.

Source: WA Government