Albany Artificial Surf Reef

Closed 23 Oct 2018

Opened 17 Oct 2018


The City of Albany (CoA) proposes to construct an artificial surfing reef (ASR) at Middleton Beach, southern Western Australia. The proposed ASR will be built at the southern end of the beach with the aim of enhancing the recreational surfing conditions for local residents and tourists. The ASR will be designed to target beginner-intermediate surfers.

Why We Are Consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What Happens Next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals