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

  • NiWest Nickel Cobalt Project

    Alliance Nickel Ltd is proposing to develop the NiWest Nickel Cobalt Project, a greenfield nickel and cobalt mine located approximately 50 km southeast of Leonora, near Mount Kilkenny. The primary product of the mine, nickel sulphate, is to be exported for use in the manufacturing of batteries in...

    Closes 4 June 2024

Closed Consultations

  • Fimiston Gold Mine Operations Extension (Stage 3) and Mine Closure Planning: Revised Proposal - Fimiston South Project - Additional Information

    Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd (KCGM) is seeking to ex tend its existing Fimiston Gold mine operations in Kalgoorlie by widening and deepening the Superpit known as Ivanhoe Cutback , located 600 kilometres (km) east of Perth , and adjacent...

    Closed 24 April 2024

  • North Kiaka Quartzite Mine - Additional Information

    SIMCOA Operations Pty Ltd. is proposing the North Kiaka Project, a quartzite mine approximately 15 km north of the Town of Moora, within the Shire of Moora. The revised proposal is expected to generate up to 130,000 tonnes per annum of lump quartz for downstream processing at the Kemerton Silicon...

    Closed 24 April 2024

  • Northern Extension to Yalyalup Minerals Sands Project

    The proposal includes the expansion of a mineral sands mine including mine pits with dewatering to facilitate dry mining techniques. Existing processing facilities, services and support infrastructure will be utilised. Mine voids will be progressively backfilled with sand and clay tailings and...

    Closed 24 April 2024

  • Yarnima Power Station Stage 4 (Gas Reciprocating Engines)

    The proponent, BHP Iron Ore Pty, proposes to increase power generation capacity at the existing Yarnima Power Station, approximately 2 kilometres north-west of Newman in the Pilbara. The proposal comprises an increase in installed firm power generation capacity from 154 megawatts up to 239...

    Closed 21 April 2024

  • Gonneville Nickel-Copper-Platinum Group Element (PGE) Project

    Chalice Mining Limited proposes development of the Gonneville Nickel-Copper-Platinum Group Element (PGE) Project. The proposal is located within the Wheatbelt Region, approximately 70km north-east of Perth, 25 km west of Toodyay and 25 km south-east of Bindoon. The proposal...

    Closed 14 April 2024

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.