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

  • 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

  • Great Northern Highway Muchea to Wubin Upgrade – Stage 2 - Bindoon Bypass - Public Environmental Review

    Main Roads Western Australia (the proponent) proposes to construct and operate a new section of the Great Northern Highway(GNH), the Bindoon Bypass. This will be a new 48 kilometre (km) section of the GNH within the Shires of Chittering and Gingin. The new section of road will bypass the town... More

    Closed 6 July 2020

  • Urban Development of Lots 11 and 74 Beenyup Road, Banjup

    Aigle Royal propose to develop Lots 11 and 74 Beenyup Road, Banjup for residential development and conservation. The site adjoins Jandakot Regional Park. 10.25 hectares of the site is proposed for residential development and a wetland buffer. 23 hectares is proposed to be managed... More

    Closed 5 July 2020

  • Pinjarra Alumina Refinery Revised Proposal

    Alcoa of Australia Limited is proposing to increase production at the Pinjarra Alumina Refinery (the refinery) and increase the rate of bauxite mining at the existing Huntly Mine within Mineral Lease 1SA (ML1SA) to supply 2.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) bauxite, for export to third party... More

    Closed 23 June 2020

  • Perdaman Urea Project - Public Environmental Review

    Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd (Perdaman) is proposing to establish a state of the art Urea Production Plant within the proposed Burrup Strategic Industrial Area, approximately 8 km from Dampier and 20 km north-west of Karratha on the Burrup Peninsula of Western Australia (WA). ... More

    Closed 22 June 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.