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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Closed Consultations

  • Sodium Cyanide Plants (Liquid and Solid) at Kwinana and Transport of Sodium Cyanide by Road and Rail from Kwinana

    Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd propose to increase production at the existing Kwinana sodium cyanide liquid plant from 91,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) to a total of 110,000 tpa; and to increase production of solid sodium cyanide from 45,000 tpa up to 60,000 tpa. The proposal also includes... More

    Closed 15 February 2021

  • Lancefield Quarry

    Focus Minerals Ltd propose a small scale operation limited in duration for crushing and screening waste rock material from an existing waste rock dump at the Lancefield Gold Mine area. The proposal is located approximately 250 kilometres north east of Kalgoorlie. There will be... More

    Closed 11 February 2021

  • Northern Goldfields Interconnect Pipeline

    APA Northern Goldfields Interconnect Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate the Northern Goldfields Interconnect Pipeline. The 300 mm diameter buried gas pipeline will extend for approximately 580 km, starting from Ambania (50 km east of Geraldton) to 40 km south of Leinster where it will... More

    Closed 8 February 2021

  • Binduli North Gold Mine

    Norton Gold Fields Pty Ltd propose to develop the Binduli North Project located approximately ten kilometres west of the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The proposal includes the expansion of three existing open pits, the development of a new open pit, waste rock dumps, run of mine pads, a... More

    Closed 4 February 2021

  • Revised Proposal for the Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine - Public Environmental Review

    Roy Hill Iron Ore Pty Ltd (RHIO) proposes to amend the existing Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine Proposal to increase the ground disturbance footprint by 5,995 hectares, incorporate a life of mine water management strategy (including water abstraction, dewatering and Managed Aquifer Recharge), revise the... More

    Closed 1 February 2021

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.