Albany Port Maintenance Dredging

Closed 3 Jul 2014

Opened 27 Jun 2014

Feedback Updated 13 Oct 2014

We Asked

Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.

You Said

Two comments on this referral were received, one recommending it be assessed as API-A and one as a PER.

We Did

The EPA considers that the proposal is unlikely to have a significant effect on the environment and does not warrant formal assessment. The potential impacts can be adequately managed to meet the EPA's objectives through the implementation of the proponent's environmental monitoring and management plan and regulated through other statutory processes.


Albany Port Authority proposes to undertake maintenance dredging within their basin and entrance channel to maintain navigable depths.

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 Chairman'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