Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Radio Telescope – Low Frequency Aperture Array

Closed 16 Feb 2017

Opened 9 Feb 2017

Overview

The CSIRO is proposing to construct and operate the SKA-1 Low Frequency Aperture Array.  The SKA -1 Low Frequency Aperture Array would be constructed at the SKA Telescope on Boolardy Station approximately 315 km northeast of Geraldton in the Murchison region.

The proposal for the SKA – Low Frequency Aperture Array includes a total disturbance of 608 hectares for construction of the Array, access tracks and infrastructure.

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.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals