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

Closed Consultations

  • Extractive Industry - Lot 226 Paterson Road, Nambeelup

    King Street Trust is applying for Planning Consent and an Extractive Industries Licence for sand extraction on Lot 226, Paterson Road, Nambeelup, for a period of 10 years. Lot 226 Paterson Road is approximately 155 hectares (ha) in size. The proposal will require a total of 24.5 ha... More

    Closed 4 August 2020

  • Shark Bay Resources Maintenance Dredging

    The proponent, Shark Bay Resources Pty Ltd, operates two solar salt fields and an associated port facility at Useless Loop in the Shark Bay area of Western Australia. The site is located approximately 25 kilometres west southwest of Denham. The proponent is proposing to... More

    Closed 21 July 2020

  • Yalyalup Mineral Sands Project - Public Environmental Review

    Doral Mineral Sands Pty Ltd is proposing to develop and operate a mineral sands deposit approximately 11 kilometres southeast of Busselton. The proposal includes the development of mine pits and associated infrastructure, wet concentration processing plant, solar evaporation ponds, groundwater... More

    Closed 20 July 2020

  • Kimberley Marine Offloading Facility

    Kimberley Marine Support Base Pty Ltd (KMSB) are proposing to develop the Kimberley Marine Offloading Facility at the Port of Broome, approximately 200 metres south of the existing Broome Wharf. The proposal includes construction and operation of a deep-water floating wharf, along... More

    Closed 15 July 2020

  • West Bay Barge Landing Maintenance Dredging

    The West Bay Barge Landing has been in operation since 1944 and is located approximately 7 km east of the Mungalalu Truscott Airbase, in the Kimberley Region. The site is approximately 520 km west southwest of Darwin and 617 km northeast of Broome and is located on the Anjo... More

    Closed 8 July 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.