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Media statements are also released by the Minister for Environment.

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WA’s first uranium mine recommended for approval
21 May 2012

Western Australia’s first uranium mine has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Browse LNG report expected mid-year
02 May 2012

New, detailed information on the environmental impact of dredging at the proposed Browse Liquefied Natural Gas processing precinct at James Price Point has now been provided to the Environmental Protection Authority for assessment.

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New noise management plan for Busselton Regional Aerodrome - EPA Report 1435
26 March 2012

A new Noise Management Plan (NMP) for Busselton Regional Aerodrome will allow greater flexibility while still limiting environmental impacts, the Environmental Protection Authority has recommended.

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Cape Riche Desalination Plant given conditional approval: EPA Report 1431
13 February 2012

Comprehensive conditions steering the construction of a new seawater desalination plant have been recommended, the Environmental Protection Authority has announced.

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Conditional approval for Cloudbreak Iron Ore Mine expansion: EPA Report 1429
08 February 2012

The Environmental Protection Authority of WA has recommended strict conditional environmental approval for Fortescue Metals Group to expand their Cloudbreak Iron Ore Mine.

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Conditional approval for Port Hedland’s new outer harbour development: EPA report 1427
23 January 2012

Strict conditions governing the construction of a new outer harbour development in Port Hedland have been recommended by the Environmental Protection Authority.

EPA Chairman Paul Vogel said the recommended approval of BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s outer harbour development, which includes rail and ore stockpile facilities as well as a four kilometre jetty offshore of Finucane Island, could be implemented with rigorous conditions to limit environmental impacts.

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Swan River Trust to manage Perth Waterfront Project
16 January 2012

Environmental issues connected to the Perth Waterfront Project will be managed by the Swan River Trust, the Environmental Protection Authority has announced.

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Strict conditions for Point Grey Marina proposal - EPA Report 1420
05 December 2011

The construction of a land-based marina on the western side of the Point Grey peninsula and a 2.5 km channel across the Harvey Estuary has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority subject to strict conditions.

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EPA visit proposed Browse LNG Precinct
17 November 2011

The Environmental Protection Authority will visit Broome and the proposed Browse Liquefied Natural Gas Precinct at James Price Point today, ahead of making a recommendation on the project to the Minister for Environment.

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EPA to visit Broome and proposed Browse LNG precinct
02 November 2011

The Environmental Protection Authority will visit Broome this month to meet with community members about the proposed Browse Liquefied Natural Gas Precinct at James Price Point.

EPA Chairman Paul Vogel said the proposal would be discussed with representatives from a cross-section of the community, including the Shire of Broome, the Kimberley Land Council, Goolarabooloo and Goolarabooloo Jabirr Jabirr Traditional Owners, Environs Kimberley and the Save the Kimberley group.

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