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

  • Byford Rail Extension - Public Environmental Review

    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... More

    Closes 17 May 2021

  • Environmental Protection Act Amendments – Public Consultation

    As Western Australia’s primary environmental protection legislation, the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) provides the legal framework for environmental impact assessments conducted by the EPA. Amendments to the EP Act were passed by the Western Australian Parliament in... More

    Closes 31 May 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Ammonia Plant, Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula), Renewable Hydrogen Project - Additional Information

    Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd propose to modify the existing Pilbara Fertiliser project to include the development of a pilot Renewable Hydrogen Plant and associated infrastructure. The proposal is located approximately 11 km north-west of Karratha in the Pilbara... More

    Closed 10 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

    Closed 10 May 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

    Closed 4 May 2021

  • 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

    Closed 18 April 2021

  • 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

    Closed 15 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.