New guidelines on the use of environmental offsets in assessments and approvals of projects have been released by the Minister for Environment

WA offsets policy and guidelines and EPB1 - Environmental Protection Bulletin on offsets 

The WA Environmental Offsets Guidelines is the latest measure in a series of reforms to improve the consistency, certainty, transparency and accountability in the determination of environmental offsets.

Offsets are one of the EPA’s key environmental factors and are applied to counterbalance the impact of development on environmental and biodiversity values.

The guidelines complement the existing WA Environmental Offsets Policy, which was released in 2011 as well as the public Environmental Offsets Register released in 2013.

The EPA has adopted the policy and guidelines for use in the environmental impact assessment process, and has produced a new Environmental Protection Bulletin to implement the guidelines.

The EPA’s previous offsets policies have now been withdrawn and archived.

Download the WA Environmental Offsets Policy

Download the WA Environmental Offsets Guidelines 

Download the EPA's Environmental Protection Bulletin No. 1 – Environmental Offsets

Go to the WA Environmental Offsets Register

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Browns Range Rare Earths Project
Release Date: 18 August 2014
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Kintyre Uranium Project
Release Date: 28 July 2014
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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
Release Date: 17 July 2014
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Media
EPA recommends approval for rare earth elements mine
Summary: A rare earth elements mine has been recommended for conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.
Release Date: 18 August 2014
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Independent Browse delegates call for new technical information
Summary: The three independent Delegates assessing the proposed Browse Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Precinct strategic proposal have called for new technical and scientific information to be submitted for their consideration.
Release Date: 29 July 2014
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announcements/
New guidelines for environmental offsets
Environment Minister Albert Jacob has today released new guidelines on the use of environmental offsets in assessments and approvals of projects.
Release Date: 14 August 2014
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Phase II Cone Bay Marine Finfish Farming
The EPA has declared the Phase II Cone Bay Marine Finfish Farming to be a derived proposal in accordance with section 39B of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
Release Date: 23 June 2014
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