Interim Strategic Advice: Perth and Peel @ 3.5 Million - Environmental impacts, risks and remedies
The Environmental Protection Authority has released interim strategic advice to the Minister for Environment on implications for the environment of the Perth and Peel regions from an increasing population.
In July 2012, the then Minister for Environment asked the EPA to provide strategic advice in relation to:
- the strategic environmental implications of the proposed future development for a city of 3.5 million people; and
- policy and guidance that can be used to optimise subsequent approval processes to ensure environmental outcomes are delivered in the most efficient and timely manner.
The interim advice contributes to the Western Australian Government’s Strategic Assessment of the Perth and Peel regions and provides the EPA’s advice on the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Perth and Peel @ 3.5 Million report and four draft planning frameworks for the Perth-Peel sub-regions.
The EPA’s advice delivers 36 recommendations focusing on air and water quality, and improving the Swan and Canning rivers and Peel-Harvey Estuary, as well as measures to protect biodiversity, the marine environment, human health, heritage and amenity.
The EPA will deliver its final strategic advice in 2016.
Download the EPA’s Interim Strategic Advice: Perth and Peel @ 3.5 Million - Environmental impacts, risks and remedies (pdf 7.5 Mb)
Read the EPA’s 7 August 2015 media statement on the release of the interim advice.