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

  • 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

    Closes 25 January 2021

  • Valhalla Gas Exploration and Appraisal Program

    Bennett Resources is proposing to undertake an unconventional exploration drilling and hydraulic fracture stimulation program within Petroleum Exploration Permit EP 371 (EP 371) within the Shire of Derby, West Kimberley. The proposal area is located approximately 123 kilometres south east... More

    Closes 27 January 2021

Closed Consultations

  • West Musgrave Copper and Nickel Project

    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 the... More

    Closed 20 January 2021

  • Yangibana Expansion 1

    Hastings Technology Metals Ltd propose to expand the existing approved Yangibana Rare Earths Project, a Rare Earth Elements mine which includes on site processing and associated infrastructure. The expansion involves mining from two additional pits (Yangibana and Auer) and one larger amalgamated... More

    Closed 10 January 2021

  • Southern Link Road Stage 3

    The City of Canning proposes to extend Southern Link Road by 0.45 kilometres to provide a connection between Grey Street and Gerard Street. The proposal is aligned along the eastern boundary of Carousel Swamp; a Conservation Category Wetland which contains the Shrublands and Woodlands on... More

    Closed 16 December 2020

  • Bunbury Outer Ring Road – Southern Section - Additional Information

    Main Roads Western Australia is proposing to construct and operate the Southern section of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road project. 10.5 kilometres (km) of freeway-standard dual carriageway, 3 km of rural distributor roads, bridges and other associated road infrastructure between South Western... More

    Closed 14 December 2020

  • Romanesque 3D and Black Cormorant 2D Seismic Acquisition Survey

    Energy Resources Ltd proposes to undertake 3D (Romanesque) and 2D (Black Cormorant) seismic acquisition surveys to map the subsurface geology of an area within petroleum exploration permits EP 389 (R4), EP 440 (R1), and petroleum production licences L 18 and L 19. The proposal is located within... More

    Closed 10 December 2020

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.