Huon Aquaculture Yellowtail Kingfish Aquaculture Development, Mid West Aquaculture Development Zone (MWADZ). Derived Proposal

Closed 21 Aug 2020

Opened 14 Aug 2020


The proposal has been referred by Huon Aquaculture Company Pty Ltd (the proponent). The proposal is for aquaculture production in sea cages, of marine finfish that occur naturally within the West Coast region of Western Australia. The proposal is located in the northern section of the Mid West Aquacultre Development Zone, with a maximum standing biomass of 17,600 tonnes. 


The proponent is seeking this proposal to be considered a derived proposal of the Mid West Aquaculture Development Zone Strategic Proposal - Ministerial Statement 1058

Having received this referral and request, the EPA is required to consider whether to declare the referred proposal to be a derived proposal under section 39B of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. 


In making its decision whether to declare the referred proposal derived, the EPA will consider the following: 

1.  Was the referred proposal identified in an assessed strategic proposal? 

2.  Was a decision/agreement made that the referred proposal could be implemented? 

3. Does the referred proposal raise environmental issues that were not adequately assessed when the strategic proposal was assessed? 

4. Is there significant new or additional information that justifies reassessment of issues raised by the referred proposal? 

5.  Has there been a significant change in the relevant environmental factors since the strategic proposal was assessed?

Why we are consulting

With reference to the five points above, this is your opportunity to give us your views on whether or not this referral should be declared a derived proposal, and to provide information to support your view.

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