Technical reports provide information of a technical or scientific nature and cover a range of matters pertinent to environmental protection in Western Australia. Technical reports may detail the collection, analysis and interpretation of scientific data, or describe procedures for monitoring or making measurements of environmental variables in the field.
Published Date: 31 March 2015
The EPA has established an environmental quality management framework for Cockburn Sound, which has been given effect through the State Environmental (Cockburn Sound) Policy 2015 (Government of Western Australia, 2015). The framework is underpinned by established environmental values and clearly expressed and spatially defined environmental quality objectives to guide decision-making and provide the common goals for management.Read more...
Published Date: 15 June 2012
Several water quality surveys were undertaken in the coastal waters of the Kimberley region from September 2007 to August 2008 to measure typical TSS concentrations and determine background total and dissolved concentrations of aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, silver and zinc. This work was undertaken to establish a baseline for the Kimberley from which to assess local and regional changes in water quality in years to come and to ascertain whether the guideline trigger values from ANZECC & ARMCANZ (2000) are relevant to the region.Read more...
Published Date: 30 May 2012
Following a blowout at the Montara wellhead platform on 21 August 2009, petroleum hydrocarbons flowed effectively unabated into the Timor Sea, approximately 175 kilometres (km) from Western Australian coastal waters, until the leak was contained on 3 November 2009. This report presents findings of a petroleum hydrocarbons survey conducted in July 2010 as part of the response to the Montara incident.Read more...
Published Date: 08 March 2012
A water quality survey was undertaken in December 2008 at two locations on the Western Australian Kimberley coast that were shortlisted as potential sites for the construction of an LNG processing precinct. Water samples were collected and processed to determine total suspended solids (TSS), chlorophyll a, b and c, ammonia, total phosphorous (P), total nitrogen (N), nitrate plus nitrite (NO3+NO2) and orthophosphate concentrations at selected sites across both study areas.Read more...
Published Date: 31 July 2010
A survey was carried out to establish a quantitative baseline for petroleum hydrocarbons in seawater, shoreline sediments, intertidal filter feeders and cultured pearl oysters across the Kimberley bioregion.Read more...
Published Date: 30 November 2009
This technical report comprises part of Appendix 4 of EPA Report 1359. The report is a summary of the vertebrate fauna values of the Dawesville to Binningup study area for herpetofauna, avifauna, non-volant mammals and bats, together with a consideration of the overall significance of the study area for vertebrate fauna. It was prepared for the EPA by John Dell and Bridget Hyder.Read more...
Published Date: 30 November 2009
This technical report comprises part of Appendix 4 of EPA Report 1359.
The report, on the avifauna, is part of a series of studies which assess the vertebrate fauna values of the Dawesville to Binningup study area. It was prepared for the EPA by John Dell and Bridget Hyder.Read more...
Published Date: 31 October 2009
This technical report comprises part of Appendix 4 of EPA Report 1359. The report, on the non-volant mammals, is part of a series of studies which assess the vertebrate fauna values of the Dawesville to Binningup study area. It was prepared for the EPA by John Dell and Bridget Hyder.Read more...
Published Date: 15 December 2008
The EPA and the Australian Government have prepared a Water Quality Improvement Plan that takes the findings of seven supporting projects and recommends a combination of management measures to reduce phosphorus loss from land uses within the coastal sections of the three catchments - the Serpentine, Murray and Harvey - draining to the Peel-Harvey Estuary.Read more...
|Final Water Quality Improvement Plan for the Rivers and Estuary of the Peel-Harvey System –Phosphorus Management (PDF, 3.69 MB)||3.69 MB|
|Appendix B - Decision Support System for Water Quality Protection (PDF, 4.8 MB)||4.8 MB|
|Appendix C1 - Model Framework Development Report (PDF, 4.56 MB)||4.56 MB|
|Appendix C2 - BMP Scenarios Report (PDF, 2.22 MB)||2.22 MB|
|Appendix C3 - LASCAM Scenarios Report (PDF, 2.13 MB)||2.13 MB|
|Appendix D - Water Quality Monitoring Program (PDF, 972.63 KB)||972.63 KB|
|Appendix E1 - Peel-Harvey WSUD Local Planning Policy (PDF, 3.09 MB)||3.09 MB|
|Appendix E2 - Peel-Harvey Coastal Catchment Water Sensitive Urban Design Technical Guidelines (PDF, 8.11 MB)||8.11 MB|
|Appendix F - Regulation/ Licensing Review (PDF, 336.06 KB)||336.06 KB|
|Appendix G - Targeted Assistance to Intensive Agricultural Industries (PDF, 741.82 KB)||741.82 KB|
|Appendix H - Stock Exclusion from Catchment Waterways (PDF, 336.97 KB)||336.97 KB|
Published Date: 30 April 2008
A report for the Department of Environment and Conservation as part of the Swan Bioplan Project. Authors:BJ Keighery, GJ Keighery, A Webb, VM Longman and EA Griffin (April 2008)
A survey of the Whicher Scarp was undertaken by the Departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation and Land Management together with the Wildflower Society of Western Australia (Inc.) over a period of more than 10 years. This work was completed as part of the Swan Bioplan Project to provide a more detailed knowledge of the conservation status of species and communities that occur in this area.Read more...
|A Floristic Survey of the Whicher Scarp (PDF, 12.53 MB)||12.53 MB|