One Stop Shop Assessment Bilateral Agreement

Western Australia (WA) has signed a new assessment bilateral agreement with the Commonwealth under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) as a step to delivering a one-stop-shop for environmental approvals.

The agreement was signed on 3 October 2014 and started to operate on 1 January 2015.

The previous assessment bilateral agreement between WA and the Commonwealth ceased on 31 December 2014 and existing assessments transitioned to the new agreement as of 1 January.

The agreement allows WA to assess proposals on behalf of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth will still make the approval decision relying on the WA assessment report.

Key information regarding the agreement is available here (pdf 344 kb)

Information for proponents on environmental impact assessment under the new Assessment Bilateral Agreement is available here (pdf 415 kb)

The agreement itself can be viewed here (pdf 166 kb)

Latest
Hazelmere Wood Waste to Energy Plant
Release Date: 27 July 2015
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Forrestfield Airport Link
Release Date: 13 July 2015
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Yoongarillup Mineral Sands Project
Release Date: 13 July 2015
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Media
Wood Waste to Energy Plant recommended for conditional approval - EPA Report 1554
Summary: Uncontaminated wood waste - normally disposed of in landfill - will be converted into electricity under a proposal recommended for strict conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.
Release Date: 27 July 2015
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EPA recommends approval of the Forrestfield Airport Link - EPA Report 1553
Summary: The Forrestfield Airport Link, which will extend Perth’s rail network, has been recommended for conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.
Release Date: 13 July 2015
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announcements/
EPA website alert - Friday 3 July to Monday 6 July
The EPA's website will be intermittently unavailable from 6pm Friday 3 July to 7am Monday 6 July due to planned server maintenance. Our consultation hub at https://consultation.epa.wa.gov.au will not be affected.
Release Date: 3 July 2015
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Cyclone Mineral Sands Project Public Environmental Review
The Cyclone Mineral Sands PER is open for viewing and submissions through our consultation hub at https://consultation.epa.wa.gov.au.
Release Date: 29 June 2015
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