EPA welcomes independent review into policies and guidelines

Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia. Copyright © Peter Quinlan, 2015The Environmental Protection Authority has welcomed the findings of an independent legal and governance review.

EPA Chairman Dr Tom Hatton said the review had been an opportunity to closely examine the EPA’s suite of policies and guidelines.

Dr Hatton said the review team, led by Peter Quinlan SC and assisted by Eric Heenan and Sunili Govinnage, found the EPA should simplify its policy framework.

Minister for Environment Albert Jacob initiated the review into the EPA’s practices for policy and guideline development and their application to environmental impact assessments following a decision by the Supreme Court in December 2015 about the environmental assessment of the Stage 8 Roe Highway extension project.

Download the Legal and Governance Review into Policies and Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessments under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA)here. (pdf 2.7 Mb)

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