As a greenfield mining operation, Tropicana has required approvals from local government all the way through to Environmental Ministerial approval at both State and Federal level. The initial phase of approvals was completed in 2010, culminating in approvals from the Federal and WA Ministers of Environment.

A series of secondary approvals were subsequently obtained from the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum, the WA Department of Environment and Conservation (since split into the Department of Environment Regulation and Department of Parks and Wildlife) the WA Department of Water, the Shire of Menzies and the WA Department of Health.