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.

 

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

Proposed Regional Waste Disposal Facility Lot 23 (3118) Wandering Narrogin Road Shire of Cuballing

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.

Marandoo Iron Ore Project Revised Proposal 37km East of Tom Price Shire of Ashburton

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.
We did:
The EPA determined to assess the proposal at the level of API-A as the proposal raises a limited number of preliminary key environmental factors that can be readily managed and for which there is an established condition setting framework.

Replacement of old Mandurah Traffic Bridge

We asked:
Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.
You said:
There were no comments on this referral.
We did:
The EPA decided not to assess the proposal and did not provide formal advice.

During the consultation process, we ask for your feedback, you tell us and then we make positive changes. Public participation is key to our work. See what happens with We Asked, You Said, We Did.