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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Closed Consultations

  • Cardup Brickworks Redevelopment

    Austral Bricks is proposing the redevelopment of the Cardup Brickworks, which includes the expansion of the existing factory, increasing the design capacity from 200,000 to 250,000 tonnes per annum. The site is located in the southern extremity of Byford. Additional ancillary improvements... More

    Closed 23 September 2020

  • Byford Rail Extension

    The Public Transport Authority (PTA) proposes to construct and operate 8 km of new railway (including dual tracks and associated rail infrastructure), between Armadale and Byford. The proposal includes modification to the existing Armadale Station and construction and operation of a new station... More

    Closed 20 September 2020

  • Establishment of a 40 ha Pivot Irrigation System (Meelon)

    Kelliher Bros. propose to install a 40 ha single pivot irrigation system in Meelon, Western Australia (Shire of Murray). The site is located approximately 20 km south-east of Mandurah and 5 km south east of Pinjarra, and is zoned "rural" under the Local Planning Scheme. The project... More

    Closed 14 September 2020

  • Swan River Crossings

    Main Roads Western Australia (Main Roads) is proposing to build the Swan River Crossings (the Proposal) that includes the construction of new road and rail bridges, the upgrading of the existing rail bridge and the demolition of the existing Fremantle Traffic Bridge in Fremantle, Western... More

    Closed 10 September 2020

  • Derby Barge Facility

    CMC proposes to construct and operate a barge loading/unloading facility (Derby barge facility) within the Port of Derby, immediately to the north of the existing Derby jetty. The proposal would require a total disturbance of 3.5 hectares(ha), which includes 1.66 ha of land reclamation and... More

    Closed 10 September 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.