New guidelines on the use of environmental offsets in assessments and approvals of projects have been released by the Minister for Environment
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The EPA’s previous offsets policies have now been withdrawn and archived.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