The Environmental Protection Authority has released advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment following the Strategic Environmental Assessment of a proposal by Landcorp to identify an appropriate development footprint and Conservation Area within a 339 ha area in the Rockingham Industrial Zone.Release Date:
4 April 2011Details:
EPA Chairman Paul Vogel said that the proposal can be managed to meet the EPA’s environmental objectives provided there is satisfactory implementation by the proponent of the recommended conditions.
“The EPA has modified the boundary of Landcorp’s proposed Conservation Area to include a small but important additional area increasing the Conservation Area from the proposed 78ha to 92ha,’ Dr Vogel said.
The EPA has also identified key attributes that future proposals, derived from this strategic assessment, would need to satisfy in order to meet environmental objectives, as well as recommending the preparation of a Water Management Strategy to guide future developments.
EPA 1390 is available at www.epa.wa.gov.au. There is a two week public appeal period on the report’s contents closing 18 April, 2011.
Information on all proposals currently under assessment by the EPA is available at http://www.epa.wa.gov.au/EIA/statofactivformal/Pages/default.aspx?cat=Status%20of%20Active%20Formal%20Assessments&url=EIA/statofactivformal.
EPA Media contact: Charlie Maling, 6467 5415, 0400 866 450Status: