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1554

Hazelmere Wood Waste to Energy Plant

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for Environment on outcomes of the EPA’s environmental impact assessment of the proposal by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) to build and operate a four megawatt (MW) Wood Waste to Energy (WWTE) plant at the existing Hazelmere Recycling Centre, located approximately 14 kilometres (km) north-east of Perth.

Download the Proponents Response to Public Submissions (4.6 Mb)


Status: Final
Release Date: 27 July 2015
Appeals period closing date: 10 August 2015
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 7.45 MB)
1553

Forrestfield Airport Link

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for Environment on the outcomes of its environmental impact assessment of the proposal by the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to extend the Perth rail network from the Bayswater Station/Midland line through to Forrestfield.

Download the Proponents API Document (pdf 4.8mb)

Supporting documents to the API

Appendix 1 - Scoping Guidelines (pdf 1mb)

Appendix 2 - Geotechnical investigations (pdf 20.8mb)

Appendix 3a - Floristic Surveys East of Dundas Road (pdf 5.6mb)

Appendix 3b - Floristic Surveys High Wycombe (pdf 20.3mb)

Appendix 3c - Floristic Surveys High Wycombe addendum (pdf 2.1mb)

Appendix 3d - Floristic Surveys East of Dundas Road addendum (pdf 2.4mb)

Appendix 4 - SCP20a confirmation (pdf 88kb)

Appendix 5a - Proponent comment on reconsideration request (pdf 254kb)

Appendix 5b - DER Letter regarding Contamination and Acid Sulfate Soils Management (pdf 436kb)

Appendix 5c - Contamination and Acid Sulfate Soils Management (pdf 2.1mb)

Appendix 5d - DoTE CA Letter (pdf 4.9mb)

Appendix 6 - MNES document (pdf 337kb)    


Status: Final
Proponent: Public Transport Authority
Release Date: 13 July 2015
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 8.11 MB)
1552

Yoongarillup Mineral Sands Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the outcomes of its environmental impact assessment of the Yoongarillup Mineral Sands Project.

Download the proponents response to submissions:

Response to submissions Part 1 of 2 pdf (4.2 mb)

Response to submissions Part 2 of 2 pdf (12.9 mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Doral Mineral Sands Pty Ltd
Release Date: 13 July 2015
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 5.75 MB)
1551

West Angelas Deposit A west and Deposit F - Revised Proposal

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for Environment on the outcomes of its environmental impact assessment of the proposal by Robe River Mining Co. Pty. Ltd. (Robe) to develop and operate the West Angelas Deposit A west and Deposit F – Revised Proposal located approximately 130 kilometres (km) northwest of Newman.

Download the proponents API Document (9 Mb)

Supporting documents to the API:

Vegetation and Flora Assessment (32 Mb)

Terrestrial Fauna Assessment (11 Mb)

West Angelas Deposit B and F Ghost Bat Assessment (2.7 Mb)

West Angelas Operations Environmental Management Program (2.4 Mb)

West Angelas Closure Plan (8.8 Mb)

Subterranean Fauna Assessment - Report Excerpt (1.7 Mb)

Subterranean Fauna Assessment Final (0.9 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Robe River Mining Co Pty Ltd
Release Date: 22 June 2015
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.46 MB)
1550

Orebody 18 Iron Ore Mine - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 439

Summary: The Minister for Environment has requested (19 March 2015) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Orebody 18 Iron Ore Mine proposal. The following is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
Status: Final
Proponent: BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Release Date: 2 July 2015
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 794.27 KB)
1549

Exploration Drilling E70/2227 Feral Prospect

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for Environment on outcomes of the EPA’s environmental impact assessment of the proposal by Hermitage Holdings Pty Ltd (HHPL) to undertake exploration drilling on the Perenjori Hills. HHPL is acting on behalf of the Devereux Syndicate which comprises: Devereux Nominees Pty Ltd, Hermitage Holdings Pty Ltd, Pinecroft Pty Ltd, and Paloma Holdings Pty Ltd.

Download the proponent's response to submissions on the PER (pdf 266 Kb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Hermitage Holdings Pty Ltd
Release Date: 25 May 2015
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.72 MB)
1548

Pilbara Iron Ore Project - Revised Proposal

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the outcomes of its environmental impact assessment of the proposal by Flinders Mines Limited to develop and operate the Pilbara Iron Ore – Revised Proposal.

Download the Proponents API Document (pdf 2Mb)

Appendix 1: Flora and Vegetation Survey Reports

Ecoscape - Pilbara Iron Ore Project - Blacksmith Flora and Vegetation Survey (pdf 13Mb)

GHD Vegetation Flora and Fauna Assessment (pdf 5 Mb)

Appendix 2: Fauna Survey Reports

Bennelongia Subterranean Fauna Survey (pdf 5 Mb)

Bennelongia Subterranean Fauna Survey - Addendum (pdf 5 Mb)

Ecoscape - Response to DSEWPAC Request for Additional Information (pdf 3 Mb)

Ecoscape Vertebrate fauna and SRE survey (pdf 6 Mb)

Pheonix Vertebrate fauna survey of proposed road alignment (pdf 1 Mb)

Appendix 3: Groundwater Abstraction Modelling Reports

WorleyParsons Groundwater Impact Assessment Report (pdf 23 Mb)

Appendix 4: Tailings Geochemical Studies

Geochemical Characterisation of process tailings (pdf 1.5 Mb)

PIOP Deposit Homegeneity (pdf 1.7 Mb)

RGS Third Party Review of Mine Waste Characterisation (pdf 293 kb)

WorleyParsons Geochemical characterisation of Mine Waste and Tailings (pdf 6 Mb)

Appendix 5: Summary of Stakeholder Consultation (pdf 17 kb)

Appendix 7: Flinders Pilbara Iron Ore Project - Stage 1 API - Environmental Review Document (pdf 14 Mb)

Appendix 8: Development Envelope Shapefiles (zip 26 kb)

Appendix 9: PIOP Stage 1 Significant Fauna Management Plan (pdf 29 Mb)

 


Status: Final
Proponent: Flinders Mines Limited
Release Date: 18 May 2015
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.56 MB)
1547

Increase in abstraction and reinjection at Cloudbreak Mine

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for Environment on the outcomes of its environmental impact assessment of the proposal to increase groundwater abstraction and reinjection at the operating Cloudbreak Mine. The Minister has nominated Fortescue Metals Group Limited as the proponent responsible for the proposal.

Download the Proponents API Document (pdf 6 Mb)

Supporting documents to the API:

Peer Review - Hydrological Assessment (pdf 118 kb)

Hydrological Assessment for Cloudbreak Water Management Scheme (pdf 30 Mb)

Cloudbreak Groundwater Operating Strategy - Water Management (pdf 2Mb)

Increase in Groundwater Abstraction and Injection - Supporting Environmental Document (pdf 11Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Fortescue Metals Group Limited
Release Date: 18 May 2015
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.45 MB)
1546

Busselton Regional Aerodrome - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 901

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (on 28 April 2014) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the operation of the Busselton Regional Aerodrome. The inquiry is in response to a request from the City of Busselton (the proponent) to change certain sections of an approved Busselton Airport Noise Management Plan that relate to the operating hours and the criteria and process for noise amelioration assessment.

The following is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1546) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

Download the Noise Management Plan from Busselton Airport Website 


Status: Final
Proponent: City of Busselton
Release Date: 17 April 2015
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 819.67 KB)
1545

Heavy Mineral Sands Mine, Beenup,Shire of Augusta – Margaret River - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 434

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions for the Heavy Mineral Sands Mine, Beenup proposal.

The following is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1545) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).


Status: Final
Proponent: BHP Titanium Minerals Pty Ltd
Release Date: 15 April 2015
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.16 MB)
1544

Exploration Drilling Mungada Blue Hills East

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Limited (SMC) to undertake an exploration drilling program on the Mungada Ridge.

Download the proponent's API document (pdf 264 kb)

Supporting documents to the API:

Targeted flora survey, June 2014 (pdf 4.82 Mb)

Blue Hills - Fauna clearance (pdf 4.12 Mb)

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Letter and Executive Summary (pdf 1.68 Mb)

Environmental Management Plan (pdf 491 kb)

Further information from Sinosteel - September 2014 (pdf 1.29 Mb)

Program of Work application (pdf 3.19 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Limited
Release Date: 23 March 2015
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.42 MB)
1543

Bluewaters Power Station Expansion - Phase III and Phase IV Proposal - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 837

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (on 16 December 2014) that under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Bluewaters Power Station Expansion – Phase III and Phase IV proposal.

The following is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the EP Act.


Status: Final
Proponent: Bluewaters Power 3 Pty Ltd
Release Date: 23 March 2015
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 788.07 KB)
1542

Albany Port Expansion Project - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 846

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (on 19 December 2014) that under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Albany Port Expansion Project proposal.

The following is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the EP Act.


Status: Final
Proponent: Southern Ports Authority
Release Date: 23 March 2015
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 786.59 KB)
1541

Extension Mining Proposal

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the outcomes of its environmental impact assessment of the proposal by the Australian Aboriginal Mining Corporation Pty Ltd (AAMC) to develop and operate the Extension Deposit Iron Ore Mine.

Download the proponent's API document (pdf 3.48 Mb)

Appendix 1 - Shapefiles and coordinates (zip 19.1 kb)

Appendix 2 - Biological reports and surveys (zip 23.1 Mb)

Download the addendum to the proponent's API document (pdf 6.7 Mb)

Appendix 1 to the addendum - plant misidentification email (pdf 138 kb)

Appendix 2 to the addendum - revised shapefiles and coordinates (zip 49.1 kb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Australian Aboriginal Mining Corporation Pty Ltd
Release Date: 16 March 2015
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.33 MB)
1540

Balla Balla Infrastructure – Rail and Conveyor Project

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority to the Minister for Environment on the outcomes of its environmental impact assessment of the proposal by Forge Resources Swan Pty Ltd to construct and operate a railway and conveyor line in the Pilbara Region.

Download the proponent's API document. (pdf 10.9 Mb)

Appendix 1 - Biological surveys: Terrestrial fauna surveys (pdf 14 Mb)

Appendix 1 - Biological surveys: Addendum to the terrestrial fauna survey (pdf 2.45 Mb)

Appendix 1 - Biological surveys: Flora and vegetation assessment (pdf 31.4 Mb)

Appendix 1 - Biological surveys: Flora and vegetation assessment (2) (pdf 3.24 Mb)

Appendix 2 - Spatial data (zip 186 kb)

Appendix 3 - Summary of stakeholder consultation (pdf 91.7 kb)

Appendix 4 - Request for a change to the proposal under s43A of the EP Act (pdf 490 kb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Forge Resources Swan Pty Ltd
Release Date: 16 March 2015
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.96 MB)
1539

Gorgon Gas Development Fourth Train Expansion Proposal, Barrow Island

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for Environment on the outcomes of the EPA’s environmental impact assessment of the proposal by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd to construct and operate the Gorgon Gas Development Fourth Train Expansion Proposal.

Download the proponent's response to submissions on the PER. (pdf 1.72 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Chevron Australia Pty Ltd
Release Date: 3 March 2015
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 3.15 MB)
1538

Kwinana Waste to Energy Project

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority to the Minister for Environment on the key environmental factor and principles for the proposal by Kwinana Waste to Energy Co Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Phoenix Energy Australia Pty Ltd, to construct and operate a 400,000 tonnes per annum waste to energy plant and brick making facility on Lot 9500 Leath Road, Kwinana Beach.

Download the proponent's response to submissions here. (pdf 2.86 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Kwinana Waste to Energy Co Pty Ltd
Release Date: 2 February 2015
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.48 MB)
1537

Jackson 5 and Bungalbin East Iron Ore Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Polaris Metals Pty Ltd  for mining development on Banded Iron Formation (BIF) landforms of the Helena-Aurora Range. The development includes a two new mine pits, waste rock dumps, supporting mine infrastructure at each mine pit, and new connecting roads.

Download the proponent's referral form and supporting documents here (pdf 4.02 Mb)

Download the proponent's response to the EPA's request for further information here (pdf 2.51 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Polaris Metals Pty Ltd
Release Date: 12 January 2015
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.01 MB)
1536

Tutunup South Mineral Sands Project – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 799

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (on 21 October 2014) that under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Tutunup South Mineral Sands Project.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the EP Act.


Status: Final
Proponent: Iluka Resources Limited
Release Date: 5 January 2015
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 774.38 KB)
1535

Subdivision of Lot 21 Alumina Road, East Rockingham - inquiry under s46(4) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 into whether or not the conditions relating to the derived proposal should be changed

Summary:

At its meeting of 11 December 2014 (Meeting No. 1071), the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) resolved pursuant to section 39B of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) to declare the proposal to subdivide Lot 21 Alumina Road, East Rockingham to be a derived proposal. The EPA also resolved pursuant to section 46(4) of the EP Act to inquire into whether or not the implementation conditions relating to the derived proposal should be changed. The EPA also agreed that the report and recommendations be prepared and submitted to the Minister for Environment by the Chairman of the EPA under Delegation No. 25 dated 24 January 2012.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1535) to the Minister for Environment pursuant to section 46(6) of the EP Act.


Status: Final
Proponent: Western Australian Land Authority trading as LandCorp
Release Date: 22 December 2014
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 851.2 KB)
1534

Kemerton silica sand mining proposal, additional mining areas and transfer of land for conservation - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 703

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (on 12 November 2014) that, under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act), the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Kemerton Silica Sand Mining Proposal, Additional Mining Areas and Transfer of land for conservation proposal.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the EP Act.


Status: Final
Proponent: Kemerton Silica Sand Pty Ltd
Release Date: 22 December 2014
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 789.17 KB)
1533

Koodaideri Iron Ore and Infrastructure Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Mount Bruce Mining Pty Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto, to construct and operate an open cut iron ore mine and associated infrastructure for the extraction, processing and transport of iron ore. The proposal is located approximately 110 kilometres west-north-west of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

View and download the proponent's PER document and response to submissions. (pdf 28.6 Mb)

Due to the number and size of appendices and attachments to the PER, they are available on request on CD. Please contact the Office of the EPA at info@epa.wa.gov.au or phone 6145 0974 with mailing details if you require a copy.


Status: Final
Proponent: Mount Bruce Mining Pty Limited
Release Date: 18 November 2014
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.92 MB)
1532

Blue Hills Mungada East Expansion

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Limited for the expansion of mining development on the Mungada Ridge. The development includes a new mine pit, waste rock dump, processing plant and roads.

Download the proponent's API documents


Status: Final
Proponent: Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Limited
Release Date: 10 November 2014
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.73 MB)
1531

Brockman Syncline 4 Iron Ore – revised proposal

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Hamersley Iron Pty Limited to revise the currently operating Brockman Syncline 4 Project. The operating project is comprised of an iron ore mine and associated infrastructure, located approximately 60 kilometres (km) west-north-west of Tom Price in the Pilbara region. All components of the operating Brockman Syncline 4 Project are currently authorised under Ministerial Statement 717.

Download the proponent's API document here (pdf 7.23 Mb)

Download the Appendices to the API document:


Status: Final
Proponent: Hamersley Iron Pty Limited
Release Date: 20 October 2014
Appeals close
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.41 MB)
1530

EP413 3D seismic acquisition survey

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Norwest Energy NL to undertake a 3D Seismic Acquisition Survey within exploration permit area EP413.

Download the proponent's API document and supporting information here.


Status: Final
Proponent: Norwest Energy NL
Release Date: 6 October 2014
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.49 MB)
1529

Albany Iron Ore Project - Southdown Magnetite proposal - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 816

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (on 21 January 2014) that under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Albany Iron Ore Project – Southdown Magnetite Proposal. The proponent has requested an extension of the timeframe for substantial commencement for a further five years, to 25 November 2019.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1529) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the EP Act.


Status: Final
Proponent: Grange Resources Limited
Release Date: 19 September 2014
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 797.69 KB)
1528

Keysbrook Mineral Sands Mine - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 810

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (on 4 August 2014) that under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Keysbrook Mineral Sands Mine proposal. The proponent has requested an extension of the timeframe for substantial commencement for a further five years, to 19 October 2019.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the EP Act.


Status: Final
Proponent: MZI Resources Ltd
Release Date: 19 September 2014
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 774.89 KB)
1527

Western Australian Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program 2014-2017

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the Western Australian Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program 2014-2017.

The proposal, by the Director General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) on behalf of the State of Western Australia, involves the deployment of temporary and static drum lines within marine monitored areas between 15 November and 30 April each year for a period of three years, commencing 15 November 2014 and ceasing 30 April 2017. The proposal also includes the temporary deployment of drum lines in response to an identified shark threat or incident anywhere in State waters at any time of the year until 30 April 2017.

Download Appendix 6, provided on CD in printed copies of this report:


Status: Final
Proponent: Director General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet on behalf of the State of Western Australia
Release Date: 11 September 2014
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.59 MB)
1526

Eglinton Beach proposal - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 150

Summary:

On 17 May 2013 the Minister for Environment requested that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report to the Minister on Eglinton Estates Pty Ltd proposed changes to the Implementation Conditions applicable to the Eglinton Beach Proposal.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to Section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Eglinton Estates Pty Ltd
Release Date: 8 September 2014
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.55 MB)
1525

Balla Balla Magnetite Mining Project - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 794

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested on 29 May 2014 that under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Balla Balla Magnetite Mining Project.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister.


Status: Final
Proponent: Forge Resources Swan Pty Ltd
Release Date: 8 September 2014
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 773.77 KB)
1524

Yellowfin Tuna Aquaculture Trial, Zeewijk Channel, Abrolhos Islands - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 929

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested on 29 May 2014 that under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Yellowfin Tuna Aquaculture Trial, Zeewijk Channel, Abrolhos Islands.

This is the EPA's report and recommendations to the Minister.


Status: Final
Proponent: Pelsaert Pty Ltd
Release Date: 8 September 2014
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 775.47 KB)
1523

Browns Range Rare Earths Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Northern Minerals Limited to develop a rare earth elements mine and ore processing facility at Browns Range, approximately 160 kilometres south-east of Halls Creek in the Shire of Halls Creek.

Download the proponent's API documents here.


Status: Final
Proponent: Northern Minerals Limited
Release Date: 18 August 2014
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.54 MB)
1522

Kintyre Uranium Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Cameco Australia Pty Ltd to develop the Kintyre uranium mine and access road located 270 kilometres north-east of Newman. The proposal includes the construction of associated mine infrastructure, including mineral processing facilities, offices, accommodation and the discharge of waste to a Tailings Management Facility.

Download the proponent's response to submissions and appendices.


Status: Final
Proponent: Cameco Australia Pty Ltd
Release Date: 28 July 2014
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.5 MB)
1521

Yilgarn Operations – Windarling Range, Mt Jackson Range and Deception Deposit – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statements 627, 802, 843, 874, 900, 907, and 909

Summary:

The Minister for Environment requested (in June 2013) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report to the Minister on Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore Pty Ltd’s proposal to consolidate the environmental conditions of the seven Ministerial Statements issued for their Yilgarn Operations.

The following is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1521) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Release Date: 17 July 2014
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.98 MB)
1520

Roy Hill Mining Project Stage 2 – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 829

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (15 September 2010) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Mining Project Stage 2 proposal (Statement 829).

The following is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Roy Hill Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Release Date: 4 July 2014
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 775.26 KB)
1519

Roy Hill Mining Project Stage 1 – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 824

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (15 September 2010) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Mining Project Stage 1 proposal (Statement 824).

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Roy Hill Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Release Date: 4 July 2014
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 776.08 KB)
1518

Keane Road Strategic Link

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal to construct, operate and maintain a 1.5 km long single carriageway from Skeet Road to Anstey Road, Forrestdale by the City of Armadale.

Download the proponent's response to submissions here.


Status: Final
Proponent: City of Armadale
Release Date: 30 June 2014
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 6.11 MB)
1517

40MW Biomass Power Plant, Forest lease No. 1994/97, Shire of Manjimup – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 791

Summary:

The Minister for Environment requested (28 April 2014) under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the 40 Megawatt Biomass Power Plant – Forest Lease No. 1994/97, approximately 10 kilometres south-west of Manjimup, Shire of Manjimup (Biomass Power Plant) proposal.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1517) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the EP Act.


Status: Final
Proponent: Western Australia Biomass Pty Ltd
Release Date: 23 June 2014
No Appeals
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1516

Boonanarring Mineral Sands Mine

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for Environment on the key environmental factors and principles for the proposal by Image Resources NL, to develop and operate an open cut mineral sands mine located between 12 to 24 km to the north-west of the Gingin township. The proposal would involve mining and processing to produce heavy minerals concentrate.

The expected mine life is 5.5 years and it will involve disturbance of up to 400 ha within a 1,205 ha development envelope. The proposal would also include construction and operation of associated infrastructure (such as offices, workshops, fuel storage, roads, solar drying cells, and water bores), and a modification to the intersection of Brand Highway and Wannamal Road West.

Download the proponent's documents and response to submissions


Status: Final
Proponent: Image Resources NL
Release Date: 23 June 2014
Appeals Closed
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1515

Roy Hill 1 iron ore project port infrastructure proposal – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 858

Summary:

The Minister for Environment requested (10 April 2014) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Project, Port Infrastructure proposal (Ministerial Statement 858).

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1515) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Roy Hill Infrastructure Pty Ltd
Release Date: 23 June 2014
No Appeals
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1514

North Star Magnetite Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by the Fortescue Metals Group Iron Bridge to develop the North Star Magnetite open cut iron ore mine and associated infrastructure 110 km south-south-east of Port Hedland. The proposal includes a borefield and adjoining water pipeline 160 km north-east of the mine site and a slurry corridor connecting the mine to facilities in Port Hedland.

Download the proponent's PER document and supporting information


Status: Final
Proponent: Fortescue Metals Group Iron Bridge (Aus) Pty Ltd
Release Date: 23 June 2014
Appeals Closed
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1513

East Rockingham Waste to Energy and Materials Recovery Facility

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for Environment on the key environmental factor and principles for the proposal by New Energy Corporation Pty Ltd to build and operate a Waste-to-Energy (WtE) and Materials Recovery Facility(MRF) on Lot 1 Office Road, three kilometres north-east of Rockingham in the Rockingham Industrial Zone.

The proposed facility will accept various wastes, recover materials which can be recycled via the MRF, and convert suitable remaining waste to electrical power in the WtE plant.

Download the proponent's response to submissions here. (pdf 11.9 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: New Energy Corporation Pty Ltd
Release Date: 16 June 2014
Appeals Closed
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1512

Cooljarloo Mine - Falcon Extension proposal – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 790

Summary:

The Minister for Environment requested (21 January 2014) that the Environmental Protection Authority inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Cooljarloo Mine – Falcon Extension proposal.

The following is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Tronox Management Pty Ltd
Release Date: 16 June 2014
No Appeals
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1511

Jackson 4 iron ore mine and haul road on M77/1242, L77/250, L77/252 and L77/254

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Polaris Metals Pty Ltd to develop and operate the Jackson 4 (J4) proposal. The proposal is comprised of an iron ore mine and infrastructure on Mining Lease M77/1242, and haul road and accommodation camp on Miscellaneous Licenses L77/250, L77252 and L77/254 in the Goldfields region.

Download the proponent's referral documents and supporting information


Status: Final
Proponent: Polaris Metals Pty Ltd
Release Date: 4 June 2014
Appeals Closed
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1510

Class II Landfill, Wannamal Road South, Cullalla, Shire of Gingin – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 796

Summary:

The Minister for Environment requested (15 May 2014) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of amending condition 3 of Ministerial Statement 796 to extend the ‘Time Limit of Authorisation’ relating to the Class II Landfill, Wannamal Road South, Cullalla, Shire of Gingin.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd
Release Date: 3 June 2014
No Appeals
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1509

Port Geographe Development — inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 391

Summary:

On 29 July 2013 the Minister for Environment requested that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report to the Minister on the proposed changes to the implementation conditions applicable to the Port Geographe Development.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (no. 1509) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Minister for Transport and Tallwood Nominees Pty Ltd
Release Date: 22 May 2014
No Appeals
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1508

West Angelas Iron Ore Project — inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 514

Summary:

The Minister for Environment requested that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report to the Minister on Robe River Mining Co. Pty. Ltd.’s proposed changes to the implementation conditions for the West Angelas Iron Ore Project.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Robe River Mining Co Pty Ltd
Release Date: 14 April 2014
No Appeals
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1507

Southern extension of sandpit, Calinup Road, Gelorup, Shire of Capel — inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statement 767

Summary: The Minister for Environment has requested (5 February 2013) that the Environmental Protection Authority inquire into and report on the matter of amending conditions 3-1 and 3-2 to extend the ‘Time Limit of Authorisation’ and condition to 9-3(2)(a) of Ministerial Statement 767 relating to the timing of the commencement of rehabilitation in the northern portion of Lot 2 Calinup Road, Gelorup. This report is the EPA's recommendations to the Minister.
Status: Final
Proponent: Cotton Holdings Pty Ltd
Release Date: 2 April 2014
No Appeals
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1506

Newmont Boddington Gold Mine Life of Mine Expansion

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the revised proposal by Newmont Boddington Gold Pty Ltd to extend the operating life of the Newmont Boddington Gold Mine. The revised proposal includes the widening and deepening of the existing pits and construction of additional infrastructure including residue storage facilities and waste rock dumps.

Appendix 5 - Proponent's PER document, Summary of submissions and proponent's response to submissions

Public Environmental Review document (pdf 16.2 Mb)

Appendix 1 - Environmental Management Plan (pdf 1.81 Mb)

Appendix 2 - Mine Closure Plan (pdf 10.5 Mb)

Response to public submissions (zip 5.37 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Newmont Boddington Gold Pty Ltd
Release Date: 2 April 2014
Appeals Closed
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1505

Hinge Iron Ore Project

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Karara Mining Ltd to develop and operate an open pit iron ore mine and associated infrastructure approximately 76 kilometres north-east of Perenjori town site in the Midwest region of Western Australia.
Status: Final
Proponent: Karara Mining Ltd
Release Date: 24 March 2014
Appeals Closed
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1468

Environmental and health performance of waste to energy technologies

Summary:

Advice of the Environmental Protection Authority to the Minister for Environment under Section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986

On 16 November 2011, the Minister for Environment wrote to the Chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and the Chairman of the Waste Authority, requesting that the two Authorities investigate the environmental and health performance of waste to energy technologies internationally.

This request sought information on:

  • legislation for the establishment and operation of waste to energy facilities, focussed on emissions, in jurisdictions where these facilities currently exist;
  • current emissions from established and operating best practice facilities; and
  • current and historical level of compliance of these facilities.

The Minister requested that the information gathered be from full-scale, commercial plants that process municipal solid waste (MSW) and from a variety of technology types.

To assist with this investigation, WSP Environment and Energy Ltd were engaged to undertake a technical review of waste to energy plants around the world. These technical reports are attached. The reports provide detailed information to address the issues identified by the Minister for Environment. This advice from the EPA and Waste Authority draws on the technical advice to make recommendations that are relevant to the Western Australian situation.

Appendices:

Summary Report – Waste to Energy - A review of legislative and regulatory frameworks, state of the art technologies and research on health and environmental impacts. (pdf 3.93 Mb)

WSP Waste to Energy Technical Report Stage One (pdf 1.16 Mb)

WSP Waste to Energy Technical Report Stage Two (pdf 5.83 Mb)

WSP Waste to Energy Technical Report Stage Three (pdf 581 kb)


Appeals close
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