Great Southern Landfill

Closed 17 Apr 2019

Opened 10 Apr 2019

Overview

The proposal involves the construction and use of a landfill and associated infrastructure for receiving Class II and III waste of 150,000 to 250,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) over a period of 20 years.  Due to the size and length of time of the proposal, it would represent a large landfill facility for Western Australia.

The proposal has the potential to have significant impacts in regard to new and emerging issues that are specific to landfills in southern Western Australia. These emerging issues were not fully considered by the EPA when the proposal was originally received on 27 December 2012 and a decision made not to formally assess the proposal.

The EPA is seeking public comment on the level of assessment of the proposal.  Further background information can be found below.

Why We Are Consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on 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.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals