EPA consultation and public comment

Welcome to the EPA consultation hub

Providing opportunities for public participation and consultation is an integral part of environmental impact assessment and developing sound environmental protection policies in Western Australia. The EPA publishes all documents open for public comment on this consultation hub.

Don’t think that you are only one voice and you won’t make a difference. Just one well-reasoned submission that raises a valid concern or offers a constructive suggestion can be very helpful and important.

Please note that appeals on reports and recommendations of the EPA must be made to the Minister for Environment through the Appeals Convenor at www.appealsconvenor.wa.gov.au.

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Open Consultations

  • West Angelas Revised Proposal - Public Environmental Review

    Robe River Mining Co. Pty. Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rio Tinto Group) is proposing to extend the existing West Angelas Iron Ore Mine, including developing new above and below water table pits and associated infrastructure to sustain the existing operations (the proposal). ...

    Closes 6 March 2024

  • Northern Terminal to Neerabup Terminal 330kV Transmission Line

    The Northern Terminal (NT) to Neerabup Terminal (NBT) 330kV Transmission Line proposal (the Proposal) is located approximately 13 km north of Perth in the City of Swan and City of Wanneroo. The Proposal is for the construction of a new 330kV dual circuit transmission line between NT in Malaga...

    Closes 7 March 2024

Closed Consultations

  • Rhodes Ridge Iron Ore Project

    The Proposal is for the development of the Rhodes Ridge Iron Ore Project (the Proposal), located approximately 40 kilometres north-west of Newman, in the Shire of East Pilbara. The Proposal requires a disturbance footprint of up to 14,850 hectares within a 61,301 hectares Development...

    Closed 14 February 2024

  • Mt Keith Power Station Capacity Expansion Project

    Southern Cross Energy (TransAlta) proposes to construct and operate up to 150 megawatt of gas reciprocating engines and associated infrastructure in the Northern Goldfields region of Western Australia (the proposal), approximately 90 kilometres (km) north of Leinster and 80 km south of Wiluna. ...

    Closed 14 February 2024

  • Garden Street Extension, Southern River - Additional Information

    The City of Gosnells (the Proponent) proposes to extend Garden Street between Harpenden Street and Holmes Street in Southern River, which will involve the construction of an 840 m section of a dual carriageway (two lanes each direction). The Proposal is located ...

    Closed 31 January 2024

  • HyEnergy┬« Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Project

    Province Resources Ltd propose to use combined onshore wind and solar energy to produce green hydrogen and ammonia for export to the green energy market. The proposal is distributed across 3 distinct locations within the Shire of Carnarvon, Western Australia. The proposal will comprise...

    Closed 21 January 2024

  • Jimblebar Hub Significant Amendment

    The Proposal includes the expansion and amalgamation of existing operations at: Jimblebar Iron Ore Revised Proposal (Ministerial Statement (MS 1126), Orebody 18 Iron Ore Mine (MS 439, MS 1012), Orebody 31 Iron Ore Mine (MS 1021), to include new...

    Closed 15 January 2024

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.

You said

There is public interest about the environmental effects of the proposal. Many of the matters raised relate to the future broader development plan at Carlton Plain (Stage 2 and 3), Mantinea and Tarrara.

We did



Due to the public interest in the proposal, the EPA will release the Environmental Management Plan for public comment for 3 weeks. As part of the consultation process, the EPA Chairman will be available to meet with interested people in Kununurra during the review period, to discuss matters related to the Environmental Management Plan.

Read further information about the EPA's decision on level of assessment here.

 

We asked

Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.

You said

There was one comment on this referral, requesting it be assessed as a Public Environmental Review.

We did

The EPA considers that the likely environmental effects of the proposal are not so significant as to warrant formal assessment. The potential environmental impacts on Flora and Vegetation and Terrestrial Fauna can be adequately dealt with under Part V Division 2 (Clearing) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. The potential environmental impacts on Inland Waters Environment Quality, Terrestrial Environmental Quality and Rehabilitation and Decommissioning can be adequately dealt with under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

We asked

Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.

You said

There were 32 comments on this referral; 22 recommended an API B level of assessment and 10 indicated a PER.

We did

The EPA determined not to assess the proposal as it considers that the proposal is not so significant as to warrant formal assessment. Public advice was provided to the proponent on the management of feral animals. Potential discharges can be dealt with under Part V Division 3 of the EP Act.