Bilateral agreements


Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Western Australia
Summary:

The bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth and the State of Western Australia relating to environmental assessment (the bilateral agreement), which was entered into on 16 August 2002, allows the Commonwealth Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water Population and Communities to rely on specified environmental impact assessment processes of the State of Western Australia in assessing actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act).

On 16 July 2013, the bilateral agreement was amended to accredit assessment by public environmental review under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Part IV Divisions 1 and 2) Administrative Procedures 2012 (WA), which replaced the 2010 procedures. The amendments also corrected some inconsistencies in references to the EPBC Act.

Supporting documents are on the Commonwealth website.


Status: Final
Release Date: 16 July 2013
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Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Western Australia
Summary:

This bilateral agreement allows the Australian Government Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to rely on specified environmental impact assessment processes of the State of Western Australia in assessing actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

In 2010, Western Australian environmental legislation was amended and included the implementation of a new form of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. This resulted in the development of this replacement bilateral agreement to accredit the new Western Australian EIA process.

Background to the agreement is available on the Commonwealth Government's website here. The agreement is below.


Status: Final
Release Date: 1 May 2012
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Bilateral Agreement between the State of Western Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia: Environmental Impact Assessment
Summary: An agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Western Australia under Section 45 of the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 amending the principal agreement relating to Environmental Impact Assessment.
Status: Final
Release Date: 22 June 2009
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An Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Western Australia Relating to Environmental Impact Assessment
Summary: This agreement is a bilateral agreement for the purposes fo section 45 of the Commonwealth Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Status: Final
Release Date: 16 August 2002
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