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.

Go to the EPA's website here.

As the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) transitions to Environment Online, some proposals will be available for consultation on the new Environment Online Portal.

Open Consultations

  • North Star Magnetite Project Extension

    FMG Iron Bridge (Aust) Pty Ltd proposes to extend existing operations at its North Star Magnetite Project , which is subject to Ministerial Statement 993 issued under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 . T he proposal is ... More

    Closes 18 August 2022

  • Parker Range Mount Caudan Iron Ore Haul Road Proposal - Additional Information

    Polaris Metals Pty Ltd is proposing to develop a 52-kilometre (km) bitumen sealed haul road running south-north to transport iron ore from its mine, 15km south-east of Marvel Loch to its satellite Koolyanobbing operations. An Environmental Review Document... More

    Closes 21 August 2022

  • McPhee Creek Iron Ore Project - Public Environmental Review

    Atlas Iron Pty Ltd (Atlas Iron) is proposing to develop a greenfield iron ore mine at McPhee Creek, located approximately 30 km north of Nullagine townsite on Mining Lease 45/1243 in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The McPhee Creek Iron Ore Project (the... More

    Closes 22 August 2022

  • Worsley Mine Expansion – Revised Proposal - Public Environmental Review

    The EPA made this environmental review document available for public review from 20 June 2022 to 15 August 2022. The EPA has determined that this environmental review document should be made available for an additional 2 weeks commencing 16 August 2022. The closing date for... More

    Closes 29 August 2022

  • Manuwarra Red Dog Highway - Revised Proposal - Additional Information

    Main Roads Western Australia is proposing to construct and maintain Stage 4 of the Manuwarra Red Dog Highway ( MRDH ) between Karratha and Tom Price, from Wallyinya Pool (on the existing Roebourne – Wittenoom Road) to the Nanutarra – Munjina Road, adjacent to the... More

    Closes 5 September 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Worsley Mine Expansion – Revised Proposal - Public Environmental Review

    The EPA has determined that this environmental review document should be made available for an additional 2 weeks commencing 16 August 2022. The closing date for submissions is 29 August 2022. If you have already made a submission to this current consultation you do not need to do so again.... More

    Closed 15 August 2022

  • Ashburton Infrastructure Project - Additional Information

    Onslow Iron Pty ltd ( a wholly owned subsidiary of Mineral Resources Limited ) is proposing to develop a fully sealed private haul road, approximately 125 km in length, starting from about 45 km southwest of Pannawonica to access the Port of Ashburton. Within t he Port, landside and... More

    Closed 8 August 2022

  • King Rocks Wind Farm

    Synergy Renewable Energy Developments Pty Ltd proposes to develop a wind farm approximately 35 kilometres north-east of Hyden townsite in the Western Australian Wheatbelt. The proposal consists of up to 30 wind turbines generating up to 150 MW, electrical substations and... More

    Closed 7 August 2022

  • Lots 2 and 10 Rowley Road, Mandogalup - Public Environmental Review

    Questdale Holdings Pty Ltd is proposing to extend existing quarry operations within Lots 2 and 10 Rowley Road, Mandogalup. An Environmental Review Document (ERD) has been prepared by Questdale Holdings Pty Ltd in accordance with Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)... More

    Closed 18 July 2022

  • North Kiaka Quartzite Mine

    Simcoa Operations Pty Ltd is proposing to establish a new quartzite mine approximately 15 km north of Moora, in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, and 2 km north of the existing mine. The proposal will include the establishment of an above groundwater mine pit, waste... More

    Closed 10 July 2022

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.