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

  • Warrawoona Gold Project - Matters of National Environmental Significance

    The Warrawoona Gold Project is located approximately 20km south of Marble Bar, will abstract ore from an open pit and underground mine at the Klondyke deposit as well as a cutback of the existing Copenhagen pit. Ore will be processes at around 2Mtpa at Klondyke. The project will produce gold... More

    Closes today

  • Raven 2D Seismic Acquisition Survey

    Energy Resources Limited proposes to undertake a 2D onshore seismic acquisition survey to map the subsurface geology of the area, within petroleum exploration permit 423 in the Shire of Dandaragan. The proposal comprises a total of 125 line kilometres of 2D seismic lines within an area of... More

    Closes today

  • Greater Paraburdoo Iron Ore Hub Proposal - Public Environmental Review

    Hamersley Iron Pty Limited (the proponent) operates the existing Paraburdoo and Eastern Range iron ore mines which are located approximately 6 kilometres south of the town of Paraburdoo in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. The proponent proposes to sustain production by expanding these... More

    Closes 27 May 2020

  • Yogi Magnetite Project - Public Environmental Review

    FI Joint Venture (FIJV) is a private mining investment company that specialises in iron ore. FIJV is progressing the development of the proposed Yogi Magnetite Mine Project in the Yalgoo area of the mid-west region. The project includes constructing and operating the Yogi mine, located... More

    Closes 28 May 2020

  • Great Northern Highway/ Apple Street/ Coondaree Parade Intersection Upgrade

    The proponent, Main Roads WA, is proposing to upgrade the Great Northern Highway (GNH)/ Apple treet/ Coondaree Parade intersection (the Intersection) (the Proposal).    The proposed upgrades to the Intersection, will be developed within an 18 ha Development Envelope and... More

    Closes 31 May 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Waitsia Gas Project: Stage 2 - Additional Information

    AWE Perth Pty Ltd is proposing to construct and operate a 250 terajoules per day Gas Plant and related infrastructure approximately 16 km east-south-east of the Dongara-Port Denison townsites. The proposal will produce gas from the Waitsia gas field using conventional methods, hydraulic... More

    Closed 7 May 2020

  • Continuation of Non-Lethal Trial of SMART Drumline for an Additional 12 Months

    The purpose of the proposal aims to continue to catch, tag, relocate and release white sharks to better understand their movements following release. A range of tiger sharks and mako sharks will also be satellite and acoustic tagged as part of this proposal. This proposal is for the... More

    Closed 6 May 2020

  • Underwater Training Range

    The Commonwealth Department of Defence proposes to establish two underwater training ranges (UTR) to facilitate ongoing training of Defence personnel in underwater demolition operations. The key activity during training is the detonation of small volumes (up to 5 kilograms) of explosives. ... More

    Closed 30 April 2020

  • Woodie Continued Operations Project

    Consolidated Minerals Pty Ltd the proponent) propose to develop the Woodie Continued Operations Project. The proposal is an expansion of the existing Woodie Woodie Mine operations (Pilbara Manganese Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Minerals Pty Ltd) which is not subject to a... More

    Closed 26 April 2020

  • Miralga Creek DSO Project

    Atlas Iron Pty. Ltd (the proponent) propose to develop the Miralga Creek DSO Project (the proposal), an iron ore project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The proposal includes the development of five open pits using conventional drill and blast, load and haul... More

    Closed 26 April 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.