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

Closed Consultations

  • Optimised Mardie Project - Additional Information

    Mardie Minerals Pty Ltd is seeking to optimise the Mardie Project which was approved under MS1175. The Mardie Project is a high-volume solar salt and Sulphate of Potash project at Mardie, approximately 80 km south-west of Karratha, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Optimised... More

    Closed 4 October 2022

  • Rafael Seismic Survey

    Buru Energy Ltd propose to undertake a 2D an d 3D geological survey at one site (Rafael patch) in the west Kimberley district, approximately 80 kilometres south of Derby. The proposal would include total disturbance of up to 438 hectares by raised blade clearing of 1147... More

    Closed 3 October 2022

  • Gnarabup Tourism Development – Resort and Beach Village – Environmental Scoping Document

    Saracen Properties Pty Ltd (representing 5 Star Margaret River Pty Ltd and The Beach Village Pty Ltd) proposes to develop various lots along Wallcliffe Road, Gnarabup for a resort and beach village. An Environmental Scoping Document (ESD) has been prepared by Emerge Associates... More

    Closed 28 September 2022

  • Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area – Environmental Scoping Document

    The public are invited to comment on the draft Terms of Reference ( ToR ) required by the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water under the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ( EPBC Act), and the draft... More

    Closed 27 September 2022

  • Draft revised Environmental Factor Guideline - Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The EPA is reviewing its Environmental Factor Guideline – Greenhouse Gas Emissions (EFG GHG). The purpose of the EFG GHG is to communicate how GHG emissions are considered by the EPA in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process. Since the guideline was ... More

    Closed 21 September 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.