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.

Open Consultations

  • WA Offshore Windfarm Project

    WA Offshore Windfarm Pty Ltd is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of the Western Australian Offshore Windfarm project. The project will be located approximately 5.5 km off the coast between Preston Beach and Myalup and will have a generation capacity of up to 300 MW. ... More

    Closes today

  • Limestone Quarry, Lot 4 Binningup Road, Binningup

    GM Giacci Family Trust propose to extract limestone from Lot 4 Binningup Road, Binningup, in the Shire of Harvey. The limestone would be extracted in seven stages and would involve crushing and screening on site. The proposal would include 26 hectares of disturbance on previously... More

    Closes today

  • Subdivision of Lot 902 Flynn Drive Neerabup

    Lot 902 Flynn Drive Neerabup is 22.03 hectares (ha) hectares (ha) in size, and is proposed to be subdivided into two lots; one conservation lots of 8.01 ha and a balance 14.02 ha lot for future industrial development with clearing and earthworks. The proposal is within Bush Forever Site... More

    Closes 18 April 2021

  • Medcalf Vanadium Project - Public Environmental Review

    Audalia Resources Limited is proposing to develop a vanadium, titanium and iron mining operation, approximately 100 km southwest of Norseman, WA. An Environmental Review Document (ERD) has been prepared by Audalia Resources Ltd in accordance with Environmental Protection Authority... More

    Closes 4 May 2021

  • Munglinup Graphite Project - Additional Information

    The Munglinup Graphite Project is located in the South Coast region of Western Australia, approximately 105km west of Esperance, 85km east of Ravensthorpe and 4km north on Munglinup. The Proponent, MRC Graphite Pty Ltd, proposes to extract graphite from up to six open pits.... More

    Closes 10 May 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Wuudagu Bauxite Project – Environmental Scoping Document

    VBX Limited propose to develop a bauxite mine located approximately 15 km west of the town of Kalumburu in the Kimberley. The proposal involves the mining of bauxite in the Kimberley and the use of a conveyor to transport processed ore to a barge-loading facility in Napier Broome Sound,... More

    Closed 14 April 2021

  • Arrowsmith North Silica Sand Project

    VRX Silica Ltd propose to develop a silica sand mine in the Geraldton Sandplain bioregion of Western Australia, approximately 270 km north of Perth. The proposal would include a total disturbance of 412.2 hectares of native vegetation and will involve sequential mining of sand 8 – 15... More

    Closed 9 April 2021

  • West Angelas Revised Proposal

    Robe River Mining Co. Pty Ltd. (the proponent) propose to develop new above and below water table iron ore mine pits and associated infrastructure to sustain existing West Angelas operations. The proposal is located approximately 130 kilometres northwest of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western... More

    Closed 9 April 2021

  • Australian Vanadium Project – Mining and Beneficiation Operations

    The proposal is for above and below water table mining and beneficiation of vanadium ore to produce an enriched vanadium-iron concentrate. The proposal is located 40 km south-southeast of Meekatharra and includes the development of open mine pits and associated infrastructure including but not... More

    Closed 7 April 2021

  • Onslow Seawater Desalination Plant

    The Water Corporation propose to construct a seawater desalination plant to supply potable water to the town of Onslow, WA. Seawater intake and brine wastewater release will occur in Beadon Bay, approximately 1 km seaward from the shoreline. The desalination processing facility is to be... More

    Closed 7 April 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.