Public notices

Public notices include notifications of EPA decisions on whether to assess referred proposals, schemes and scheme amendments (previously "Chairman's Determinations"), reports released, new publications, opportunities for training, etc.

Detail on the EPA's decision on whether to assess is now published on the project page of the proposal or scheme.

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The following Proposal and Schemes were referred and levels of assessment determined.

ASSESS: PUBLIC ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW (PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: 12 WEEKS) (NOT APPEALABLE)

REFERRAL EXAMINED, PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND INQUIRIES CONDUCTED. SCHEME AMENDMENT NOT TO BE ASSESSED UNDER PART IV OF THE EP ACT. NO ADVICE GIVEN (NOT APPEALABLE)

  • Shire of Roebourne – Town Planning Scheme 8 – Amendment 39
  • City of Cockburn – Town Planning Scheme 3 – Amendment 120
  • City of Stirling – Local Planning Scheme 3 – Amendment 84
  • City of Stirling – Local Planning Scheme 3 – Amendment 85

The following Schemes were referred and levels of assessment determined.

REFERRAL EXAMINED, PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND INQUIRIES CONDUCTED. SCHEME AMENDMENT NOT TO BE ASSESSED UNDER PART IV OF THE EP ACT. NO ADVICE GIVEN (NOT APPEALABLE)

  • City of Melville – Local Planning Scheme 6 – Amendment 1
  • City of Cockburn – Town Planning Scheme 3 – Amendment 121

The following Proposal and Schemes were referred and levels of assessment determined.

ASSESS: PUBLIC ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW (PER) PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: 6 WEEKS (NOT APPEALABLE)

  • Changes to Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations

REFERRAL EXAMINED, PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND INQUIRIES CONDUCTED. SCHEME AMENDMENT NOT TO BE ASSESSED UNDER PART IV OF THE EP ACT. ADVICE GIVEN (NOT APPEALABLE)

  • Shire of Kalamunda – Local Planning Scheme 3 – Amendment 75

REFERRAL EXAMINED, PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND INQUIRIES CONDUCTED. SCHEME AMENDMENT NOT TO BE ASSESSED UNDER PART IV OF THE EP ACT. NO ADVICE GIVEN (NOT APPEALABLE)

  • City of Cockburn – Town Planning Scheme 3 – Amendment 112
  • City of Canning – Town Planning Scheme 40 – Amendment 227
  • Shire of Narambeen – Town Planning Scheme 2 – Amendment 7

The EPA, in agreement with Rey Resources Limited, has recently terminated its assessment of the Duchess Paradise Project, a coal mine and transport proposal located in Canning Basin area in the West Kimberley.


Environment Minister Albert Jacob has announced a new fund to support co-ordinated conservation in the Pilbara.

The new conservation implementation framework will be funded through offsets from approved mining and infrastructure projects.

Read the Minister's media statement here.


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