Smiths Beach Project, Yallingup – Coastal Tourism Village

Closed 10 May 2022

Opened 4 May 2022


Smiths 2014 Pty Ltd proposes to develop Lot 4131 Smiths Beach Road, Yallingup (City of Busselton) into a coastal tourism village, including: 

  • Hotel accommodation and wellness centre 

  • Campground 

  • 61 holiday homes 

  • Community hub and café 

  • Surf Lifesaving Club facilities and beach ramp 

The proposal is located at the southern end of Smiths Beach, adjacent to the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park. 

The total proposed development envelope is 40.53 hectares (ha). The major elements of the proposal include: 

  • Clearing of 7.32 ha of native vegetation and fauna habitat. 

  • Modification of 11.14 ha of native vegetation and fauna habitat. 

  • Proposed addition of 15.82 hectares of retained vegetation to Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park. 

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.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals