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

  • Broome Boating Facility

    The Department of Transport is proposing to construct a safe and accessible boating facility at the existing boat ramp site at Entrance Point, Broome. The proposal is located within the existing Port of Broome port limits, approximately 350 metres south-west of the previously assessed... More

    Closes today

  • Single Jetty Deep Water Port & Renewable Hub

    Gascoyne Gateway Ltd proposes to construct and operate a multi-use single jetty and associated shore-based activities approximately 10 kilometres south of Exmouth on the western and eastern sides of Minilya-Exmouth Road. The development envelope is approximately 3.8 km 2 in size and... More

    Closes 13 December 2021

  • Brine Pipeline and Outfall - Additional Information

    Harvey Water propose to construct and operate a pipeline and ocean outfall to dispose brine wastewater from customers located within the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area (KSIA), Western Australia. The pipeline will be approximately 11 km in length and located between the KSIA and the Indian... More

    Closes 13 December 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Subdivision (Amalgamation) of Lots 802, 804 and 4640 Mandurah Road, East Rockingham

    TRECAP Pty Ltd proposes to amalgamate, clear and provide servicing of Lots 802, 804 and 4640 on Mandurah Road, East Rockingham to facilitate future industrial development, forming 4.0157 hectares (ha) in area. These lots are adjacent to the proponent’s Lot 850 (31.0840 ha) which is already used... More

    Closed 28 November 2021

  • Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area (KSIA)

    DevelopmentWA is seeking to develop the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area (KSIA) for the purpose of industrial and infrastructure development as a strategic proposal. The KSIA is located within the Shire of Harvey, 17 kilometres north of Bunbury. The KSIA key characteristics are: ... More

    Closed 9 November 2021

  • Earl Grey Lithium Project (Revised Proposal)

    Covalent Lithium Pty Ltd propose to make changes to their existing approved lithium mine. Changes include the construction and operation of a solar plant to provide renewable energy, changes to the tailings disposal method from a dry to a wet tailings, co-disposal of inert refinery waste... More

    Closed 18 October 2021

  • Sediment removal in the Lower Vasse River

    The City of Busselton propose to remove a layer of nutrient-rich, fine organic sediments which have accumulated throughout the lower reach of the Vasse River. The proposal is located within the City of Busselton and extends for 2.5 km from the Butter Factory Museum to the Busselton Bypass. ... More

    Closed 17 October 2021

  • Gnarabup Tourism Development – Resort and Beach Village

    Saracen Properties Pty Ltd (representing 5 Star Margaret River Pty Ltd and The Beach Village Pty Ltd) proposes to develop various lots along Wallcliffe Road Gnarabup for a 121 room five star resort, and beach village comprising of short-stay accommodation, residential dwellings and... More

    Closed 11 October 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.