The Approval and Related Reforms (No 1) (Environment) Act 2010 amended the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) to streamline the approvals process for development proposals.
Some of the appeal provisions of the EP Act were amended, however appeal provisions remain on:
- the EPA’s decision to ‘not assess’ a proposal unless the EPA states that it requires a native vegetation clearing permit, and
- the EPA report to the Minister for Environment.
In order to ensure that transparency and accountability are retained, new referrals received by the EPA are available for public comment for a period of seven days (closing at midnight (WST) after seven days).
Members of the public are invited to provide comments to the EPA on any new referral, to help the EPA make its decision whether or not to assess the proposal and, if it is to assess, the level of assessment.
NOTE: Please give succinct reasons for your recommendation. There is a limit of 1600 characters for this field and you will not be able to submit the form if you exceed 1600 characters.
All referrals are now advertised on the EPA's consultation hub at https://consultation.epa.wa.gov.au/
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