Proposed Browse to North West Shelf Project - State Waters - Public Environmental Review

Closed 12 Feb 2020

Opened 18 Dec 2019


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

The Browse to North West Shelf (NWS) proposal in State waters surrounding Scott Reef involves drilling and completion, installation, commissioning, operation, well repair and workover, and decommissioning of up to 24 subsea wells and associated infrastructure located in Western Australian State waters.

Development of the remaining proposal elements is subject to assessment by the Commonwealth and includes 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. The proposal's environmental assessment documentation informs the independant State and Commonwealth assessments. The public consultation period regarding the State component is now open.

Public feedback welcome 

The Environmental Review Document for the State waters component of the Browse to North West Shelf proposal is now available.

Further information on this and other LNG proposals is provided on

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, 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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