Proposed Browse to North West Shelf Project – Commonwealth - Environmental Impact Statement

Closed 12 Feb 2020

Opened 18 Dec 2019


The EPA is hosting the consultation for this proposal on behalf of the Commonwealth.

Woodside Energy Ltd (Woodside) as Operator for and on behalf of the Browse Joint Venture, is proposing to develop the Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa fields located approximately 425km north of Broome in the offshore Browse Basin.

The Browse to North West Shelf (NWS) proposal comprises subsea infrastructure and two Floating Production Storage and Offloading facilities (FPSO) connected to existing NWS infrastructure via a 900-kilometre trunk line.

The proposal spans State and Commonwealth jurisdictions and is being independantly assessed under both the WA Environmental Protection Act 1986 and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The proposed Browse to NWS Project was referred under the EPBC Act in October 2018. On the 22 February 2019, the proposed Browse to NWS Project was determined to be a controlled action and would be assessed by Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The controlling provisions identified as being relevant to the proposed Browse to NWS Project under Part 3 of the EPBC Act are:

  • National heritage values of a National Heritage Place
  • Listed threatened species and communities
  • Listed migratory species
  • The Commonwealth marine area, the protected matter being the environment generally.

Consistent with section 103(1)(c) of the EPBC Act, Woodside Energy Ltd. invite comments from any person on the draft EIS/ERD or the proposed action.

Further information on this and other LNG proposals is provided on

Public feedback welcome

The Environmental Impact Statement for the Commonwealth component of the Browse to North West Shelf proposal is now available.

Click below to make your submission online.

Alternatively, submissions may be:

Posted to:

The Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority

Locked Bag 10, Joondalup DC WA 6919; or

Delivered to:

Environmental Protection Authority

Prime House, 8 Davidson Terrace, Joondalup

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please email or phone EPA Services – Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 6364 7000


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