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.

Go to the EPA's website here.

Closed Consultations

  • Part Lot 402 Yangebup Road Yangebup - School Expansion (Re-advertised)

    The proponent is proposing to develop the remainder of Part Lot 420, Yangebup Road, Yangebup for educational purposes; the site contains an existing school and church. The development envelope for the proposal is 2.63 hectares (ha) and contains 2.07 ha of native vegetation. This vegetation is... More

    Closed 29 July 2021

  • Yardie Creek Road Realignment Project

    The proposal is to realign a 2 - 3 kilometre (km) section of Yardie Creek Road, Shire of Exmouth. The realignment will be about 1 km south of the existing road and to the south of the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Ningaloo Lighthouse Holiday Park. A new southern access road to Vlamingh Head... More

    Closed 25 July 2021

  • West Musgrave Copper and Nickel Project - Additional Information

    OZ Minerals Musgrave Operations Pty Ltd propose to develop the West Musgrave Copper and Nickel Project, located in the West Musgrave Ranges of Western Australia, approximately 1,300 km north-east of Perth near to the intersection of the borders between Western Australia, South Australia and... More

    Closed 19 July 2021

  • Banksia Road Landfill, Dardanup. Construction and Operation of Landfill Cells 9, 10 and 12A

    The Banksia Road Landfill is located in the Shire of Dardanup approximately 10 kilometres (km) from the City of Bunbury and 3.8 km south-east of the town of Dardanup. The Landfill is currently operating under a Licence issued through Part V of the Environmental Protection Act (Licence -... More

    Closed 18 July 2021

  • Draft Technical Guidance - Subterranean Fauna Survey for Environmental Impact Assessment

    The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is revising its Technical Guidance on surveys for the EPA Factor Subterranean Fauna for environmental impact assessments in Western Australia. Consolidation and revision of the EPA’s guidance is required to align survey... More

    Closed 15 July 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.