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

  • Lots 2 and 10 Rowley Road, Mandogalup - Public Environmental Review

    Questdale Holdings Pty Ltd is proposing to extend existing quarry operations within Lots 2 and 10 Rowley Road, Mandogalup. An Environmental Review Document (ERD) has been prepared by Questdale Holdings Pty Ltd in accordance with Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)... More

    Closes 18 July 2022

  • Worsley Mine Expansion – Revised Proposal - Public Environmental Review

    South32 Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd is proposing to continue operations and expand the existing mining area; develop a bauxite transport corridor at the Boddington Bauxite Mine; as well as develop a contingency mining area, residue storage extension and maintenance activities at the Refinery near... More

    Closes 15 August 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Arrowsmith Hydrogen Project

    Infinite Green Energy propose to construct and operate a green energy wind and solar powered hydrogen production facility within freehold lots 3, 4, 100 and 6110 located in Arrowsmith 30km south of Dongara, within the Shire of Irwin, Western Australia (WA). Infinite Blue Energy purchased the... More

    Closed 27 June 2022

  • Ningaloo Lighthouse Resort Project - Public Environmental Review

    Z1Z Resorts Pty Ltd proposes to redevelop the Ningaloo Lighthouse Holiday Park, located along Yardie Creek Road, North West Cape. The Proposal comprises the construction of new visitor accommodation; the construction of associated ancillary facilities (i.e., staff... More

    Closed 10 June 2022

  • Lamb Creek Iron Ore Project

    The proposal is an open pit iron ore mine located approximately 130 km northwest of Newman, in East Pilbara, WA. The mine will produce up to 10 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of crushed and screened iron ore over a period of three to five years. The proposal... More

    Closed 9 June 2022

  • Arrowsmith Central Silica Sand Project

    The proponent (VRX Silica Ltd) proposes to develop a high-grade silica sand mine in the Geraldton Sandplain bioregion of WA, approximately 260 km north of Perth and 20km North-West of Eneabba. The proposal would include a total disturbance of 334 hectares of native vegetation. Vegetation... More

    Closed 9 June 2022

  • The Walyering Conventional Gas Development

    Strike South West Pty Ltd propose to construct and operate the Walyering Conventional Gas Development. The proposal will comprise two free-flowing conventional gas wells, a gathering system of flowlines, a production facility and a tie-in point to the third-party operated Parmelia Gas Pipeline. ... More

    Closed 5 June 2022

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.