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

  • Trials of Pyrolysis of Municipal Solid Wastes and Forestry Wastes in a Pre-commercial Demonstration Plant

    Renergi Pty Ltd propose to build and operate a trial pyrolysis plant in the Shire of Collie. The rial will run for up to 2 years. The proposal involves the treatment of municipal waste and forestry waste via pyrolysis to produce a biochar, condensed bio-oil and wood vinegar. The... More

    Closes 29 September 2021

  • Sanjiv Ridge Project - Stage 2

    Atlas Iron Pty Ltd is proposing to develop and operate Stage 2 of the Sanjiv Ridge Project, a satellite operation to Stage 1, which will involve the above water table mining of approximately 10 million tonnes (Mt) of iron ore from the Glen Herring deposit which is located on an adjacent range... More

    Closes 4 October 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Natta 3D Seismic Survey

    Strike West Pty Ltd propose to undertake a three-dimensional (3D) seismic acquisition survey within permits EP368, EP426, EP469, EP320 and L22; and acquisition of 2D seismic data along a single east-west seismic line within EP320 to tie into the existing Munganooka well. The proposal is located... More

    Closed 9 September 2021

  • Hope Downs 2

    Hamersley HMS Pty Limited (the proponent) proposes to develop two new above water table (AWT) iron ore mine pits at the Hope Downs 2 proposal, located approximately 80 km north-west of the township of Newman in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. The proposal includes a... More

    Closed 7 September 2021

  • West Erregulla Field Development Program

    Strike West Pty Ltd propose to extract gas from the West Erregulla gas field by constructing and operating a gathering system to connect its gas field and convey the extracted gas to an upstream separating facility. The proposal will supply gas to a third party operated gas processing facility,... More

    Closed 7 September 2021

  • New Morning Nickel Project

    The proposal is to develop an additional small satellite nickel deposit at New Morning. The project is located within the Shire of Kondinin, approximately 80 kilometres east of Hyden. The proposal includes development of the New Morning deposit, waste dump, ROM pad, transport and... More

    Closed 5 September 2021

  • Valhalla Gas Exploration and Appraisal Program – Environmental Scoping Document

    Bennett Resources is proposing to undertake an unconventional exploration drilling and hydraulic fracture stimulation program within Petroleum Exploration Permit EP 371 in the Canning basin, within the Shire of Derby-west Kimberley. On the 8 February 2021 the EPA decided to assess as... More

    Closed 1 September 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.