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Media statements are also released by the Minister for Environment.

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EPA reviews request to extend Point Grey Marina construction start
06 August 2018

Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has advised on the extension of the start of construction of an onshore marina and associated boating infrastructure on the western side of Point Grey, near Dawesville.

Releasing the report, EPA Chair Dr Tom Hatton said there had been no changes to the proposal or significant changes to the marina’s local environment, nor any new or additional information that would change its original advice. The EPA was satisfied that the existing implementation conditions would continue to manage and mitigate impacts of the proposal.

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EPA recommends approval of expanded lead mining operations near Wiluna
01 August 2018

A proposal to revive and expand operations with an innovative lead refinement technology at Paroo Station Lead Mine, near Wiluna, has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

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EPA recommends approval for BHP’s long-term mining plan in the Pilbara
09 July 2018

A strategic mining proposal for the Pilbara, by resources giant BHP, has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd’s Pilbara Expansion-Strategic Proposal sets out the miner’s operations in the region for the next 50-100 years, including new iron ore mines, the expansion of existing mines and associated infrastructure.

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EPA recommends approval for South West lithium manufacturing plant
15 June 2018

Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Chair Dr Tom Hatton has recommended approval of a lithium hydroxide product manufacturing plant in an industrial area on the outskirts of Bunbury.

Releasing the EPA’s environmental impact assessment for Albemarle Lithium Pty Ltd’s (Albemarle) Albemarle Kemerton Plant, Dr Hatton said the proposal was environmentally acceptable and could proceed, subject to certain conditions.

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Pardoo Irrigated Agriculture Stage 3 proposal given EPA approval
13 June 2018

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended conditional approval for the Pardoo Irrigated Agriculture Project-Stage 3 in the Pilbara, in its report on the proposal released today.

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Busselton-Margaret River Airport expansion gets conditional approval from the EPA
06 June 2018

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended conditional environmental approval for the Busselton-Margaret River Airport Expansion proposal, with restrictions on noise levels and night-time flying.

EPA Chair Dr Tom Hatton said the airport’s proposed expansion by the City of Busselton could result in larger planes like a Boeing 737 or Airbus A320 utilising the airport, and the noise impacts on the surrounding areas would have to be carefully managed.

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EPA recommends approval for another irrigated agricultural proposal
30 May 2018

Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Chair Dr Tom Hatton has recommended approval for a second irrigated agriculture proposal in the Kimberley this year.

Releasing the EPA’s environmental impact assessment for Argyle Cattle Company Pty Ltd’s Shamrock Station Irrigation Project, Dr Hatton said the proposal was environmentally acceptable and could proceed, subject to certain conditions.

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Index of Biodiversity Surveys for Assessments
11 May 2018

The EPA has proudly partnered with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety to deliver the Index of Biodiversity Surveys for Assessments (IBSA), a new project that captures vital biodiversity data and makes it publicly available. IBSA was developed as a result of collaboration between the State Government and the Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute.

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EPA gives green light for irrigated agriculture proposal in the Kimberley
21 March 2018

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended the implementation of Kimberley Agriculture Investment’s Carlton Plain: Stage 1 irrigated agriculture proposal, subject to certain conditions.

EPA Chair Dr Tom Hatton said Carlton Plain Stage 1, is one of four separate irrigated agriculture proposals across the State undergoing EPA assessment.

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EPA recommends conditional approval for Onslow Marine Support Base Stage 2
05 February 2018

A proposal to extend the Onslow Marine Support Base to allow off-shore vessels to access the newly constructed Beadon Creek Maritime Facility was recommended for environmental approval today.

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