Carlton Plain Stage 1

Closed 30 Jul 2017

Opened 24 Jul 2017

Feedback updated 15 Aug 2017

We asked

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

You said

There is public interest about the environmental effects of the proposal. Many of the matters raised relate to the future broader development plan at Carlton Plain (Stage 2 and 3), Mantinea and Tarrara.

We did

Due to the public interest in the proposal, the EPA will release the Environmental Management Plan for public comment for 3 weeks. As part of the consultation process, the EPA Chairman will be available to meet with interested people in Kununurra during the review period, to discuss matters related to the Environmental Management Plan.

Read further information about the EPA's decision on level of assessment here.



Kimberley Agriculture Investment (KAI) Pty Ltd proposes to develop 3086 hectares of land for the purposes of perennial and annual cropping, including grains, cotton and horticulture (which may include citrus and/or mango trees or other tree crops).

The proposal is located between House Roof Hill and the Ord River, approximately 40 kilometres north-west of Kununurra, in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Carlton Plains Stage 1 forms the initial component of the staged development of four larger parcels of land designated for future irrigated agriculture, within the overall Carlton Plain freehold area. Carlton Plain Stage 1 will comprise a combination of surface and pressurised irrigation technologies, for the purpose of growing food and fibre crops.

Why your views matter

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.


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