Public Environmental Review - Perth–Darwin National Highway (Swan Valley Section)

Closed 6 Oct 2015

Opened 7 Sep 2015


Main Roads Western Australia is proposing to construct a new section of the Perth–Darwin National Highway between Malaga and Muchea, Western Australia. The proposal is 38 km of new dual carriageway highway to the west of the Swan Valley and will connect the intersection of Tonkin Highway and Reid Highway in the south with Great Northern Highway and Brand Highway in the north.

The proposal (EPBC 2013/7042) has also been determined to be a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and will be assessed by a Public Environment Report under the EPBC Act. The controlling provisions under Part 3 of the EPBC Act are:

  • Listed threatened species and communities (Sections 18 and 18A);
  • Listed migratory species (Sections 20 and 20A); and
  • Commonwealth land (Sections 26 and 27A).

The PER also represents a Public Environment Report under the EPBC Act and this notice is published pursuant to Section 98(1)(c) of the EPBC Act.

Copies of the PER document can be downloaded from the Main Roads WA website:

Hard copies of the PER may be purchased for $10 (including postage and packing) or a CD version is available free of charge from:

Copies of the PER will be available for examination at:

State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA.
Bullsbrook Community Library
Chittering Road, Bullsbrook WA.
Altone Park Public Library
332 Benara Road, Beechboro WA.
Ellenbrook Community Library
90 Main Street, Ellenbrook WA.
Ballajura Public Library
Corner Kingfisher Avenue and Illawarra Crescent, Ballajura WA.
Shire of Chittering Library
6177 Great Northern Highway, Bindoon WA.

Public submissions close on 6 October 2015.

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is coordinating the public review period on behalf of the Commonwealth and will provide submissions on EPBC Act matters to the Department of the Environment.

The EPA prefers submissions to be made online. Click below to make your submission.

Alternatively, submissions may be:

Posted to:
The Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority,
Locked Bag 10, East Perth WA 6892; or

Delivered to:
The Environmental Protection Authority,
Level 8, The Atrium, 168 St Georges Terrace, Perth,

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please ring the Office of the EPA on 6145 0800 or email

Why your views matter

A Public Environmental Review (PER) has been prepared by Main Roads Western Australia in accordance with the Western Australian Environmental Protection Act 1986 and is released for public review. The PER document describes the proposal, examines the likely environmental effects and the proposed environmental management procedures associated with the proposed development.


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