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

  • Theia-3H exploration well stimulation program

    Theia Energy No.1 Pty Ltd (the Proponent) proposes to drill two exploration wells (one vertical and one horizontal) and undertake hydraulic fracture stimulation of the horizontal well within Petroleum Exploration Permit EP493 located in the Canning Basin, 155km South-east of Broome. The... More

    Closes today

Closed Consultations

  • Port Beach Sand Nourishment via Dredging

    The City of Fremantle and Fremantle Ports propose to undertake up to 150,000 cubic metres of maintenance and capital dredging from a portion of Fremantle Ports deep water entrance channel and nourish Port Beach with the dredged material. The proposal footprint is 60.27 hectares, located... More

    Closed 23 January 2022

  • Mulga Downs Iron Ore Mine

    The Proposal is located 210 km south of Port Hedland and 180 km north west of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The proposal is located within a 40,653 ha Development Envelope and will require clearing of no more than 9,628 ha of native vegetation. The proposal includes,... More

    Closed 20 January 2022

  • Sino Iron Mine Continuation

    The Proposal is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. CITIC Pacific Mining Pty Ltd on behalf of Sino Iron Pty Ltd and Korean Steel Pty Ltd is proposing to increase the rate of groundwater abstraction from the mine pits and discharge to the lower Fortescue River and estuary from 12... More

    Closed 20 January 2022

  • Lucky Bay Garnet Mine

    Australian Garnet Pty Ltd is seeking to develop a greenfields mineral sands mine located 35 kilometres south of Kalbarri, in the Mid-West region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Northampton. The proposal would include the progressive development of above-groundwater mine pits,... More

    Closed 17 January 2022

  • APCr Immobilisation Plant and Interim Disposal Solution

    The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council is proposing to construct and operate an immobilisation plant, to immobilise Class V Air Pollution Control Residue (APCr) generated from offsite Waste to Energy Plants. The immobilisation plant is proposed to be constructed at the Red Hill Waste... More

    Closed 17 January 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.