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

  • Dampier Cargo Wharf Extension and Landside Redevelopment Project

    The proposal is to construct and operate an extension to the Dampier Cargo Wharf at the Port of Dampier. The proposal incorporates the construction of a new (adjoining) southern section of wharf and associated mooring dolphin, dredged berth pocket and vessel manoeuvring area. The Proposal... More

    Closes 18 May 2022

  • Earl Grey Lithium Project (Revised Proposal) - Additional Information

    Covalent Lithium Pty Ltd (the proponent) propose to make changes to their existing approved lithium mine. The original Earl Grey Lithium Project was approved in November 2019, under Ministerial Statement 1118, and is located at the abandoned Mt Holland mine site, approximately 105 kilometres... More

    Closes 22 May 2022

  • Ravensthorpe Nickel Project Revised Proposal - Public Environmental Review

    FQM Australia Nickel Pty Ltd (FQM) are currently approved to mine and process up to 4 million tonnes per annum of nickel ore from Bandalup Hill approximately 35 kilometres east of Ravensthorpe. The original project was approved under Ministerial Statement 633 in June 1999. ... More

    Closes 26 May 2022

  • Mackay Sulphate of Potash Project - Public Environmental Review

    Agrimin Limited proposes to develop a greenfields potash fertiliser operation designed to operate for a 20-year period. The Proposal involves the on-lake development of trenches and solar evaporation ponds for brine extraction and Sulphate of Potash (SOP) production. The off-lake development... More

    Closes 30 May 2022

  • West Erregulla Processing Plant and Pipeline - Additional Information

    AGI Operations Pty Limited (AGIO) is proposing to construct and operate a gas processing plant and pipeline associated with the development of the West Erregulla gas field, located approximately 230 kilometres (km) north-east of Perth and 50 km south-east of Dongara, Western Australia. ... More

    Closes 30 May 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Quarry at Lot 150 Clydesdale Road, Grass Valley

    Resource Group (WA) Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate a hard rock quarry at the location of Grass Valley, 17 kilometres east of Northam WA. The project will process blasted rock from the quarry into smaller sized proportions suitable for use in concrete, roadworks and other civil... More

    Closed 15 May 2022

  • Smiths Beach Project, Yallingup – Coastal Tourism Village

    Smiths 2014 Pty Ltd proposes to develop Lot 4131 Smiths Beach Road, Yallingup (City of Busselton) into a coastal tourism village, including: Hotel accommodation and wellness centre Campground 61 holiday homes Community hub and café ... More

    Closed 10 May 2022

  • Murchison Hydrogen Renewables Project

    The Proposal will use combined onshore wind and solar energy of approximately 5.2 gigawatt (GW) capacity to produce green hydrogen which will be converted to an estimated 2 Million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of green ammonia for export to emerging green energy markets. The Proposal is located... More

    Closed 8 May 2022

  • Port Hedland Solar Project

    Alinta Energy Development Pty Ltd proposes to develop a 90 Mega Watts (MW) AC solar facility situated on Unallocated Crown Land near Alinta Energy’s existing Port Hedland Power Station located within the Boodarie Strategic Industrial Area. The proposal is located approximately 5 km south-west... More

    Closed 22 April 2022

  • Limestone and Sand Excavation, Lots 1001 and 1002 Preston Beach Road North, Preston Beach - Public Environmental Review

    The proponent, Doyle’s Lime Service Pty Ltd is proposing to develop a limestone and sand quarry on Lot 1002 Preston Beach Road North, Preston Beach, located 4.5 kilometres (km) north of the Preston Beach townsite, in the Shire of Waroona. The Proposal will cover an area... More

    Closed 5 April 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.