Technical and reference documents

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: April 30, 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...

Published Date: July 31, 2007

This report provides the results of a survey to determine the concentrations of a range of selected metal and organic chemicals in marine sediments under natural background conditions in the Midwest region and to ascertain the applicability the nationally-recommended sediment quality guidelines from the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality to the region. A set of sediment quality guidelines that could be applied to the marine environment off the Midwest coast is provided.

Read more...

Published Date: October 30, 2006

This report provides the results of a survey to determine the concentrations of a range of selected metal and organic chemicals in marine sediments under natural background conditions in the Pilbara region and to ascertain the applicability the nationally-recommended sediment quality guidelines from the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality to the region. A set of sediment quality guidelines that could be applied to the marine environment off the Pilbara coast is provided.

Read more...

Published Date: June 30, 2006

This work was undertaken to provide an estimate of background concentrations for selected metals and organics in the marine waters of the North West Shelf, and to ascertain whether the guideline trigger values from ANZECC & ARMCANZ (2000) are relevant to the region.

Read more...

Published Date: March 30, 2006

The region of interest comprises State marine waters from Exmouth Gulf to Cape Keraudren.

Read more...

Published Date: March 31, 2005

This work was undertaken to provide an estimate of background concentrations for selected metals and organic chemicals in the waters of the Jurien Bay Marine Park and to ascertain whether the guideline trigger values from ANZECC & ARMCANZ (2000) are relevant to the region.

Read more...

Published Date: December 31, 2004

This work was undertaken to gain an understanding of background concentrations for a range of contaminants in Perth's coastal marine waters, and to ascertain whether the guideline trigger values from ANZECC & ARMCANZ (2000) were relevant to the region.

Read more...

Published Date: February 1, 2000

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has developed an environmental management framework aimed at protecting the coastal waters of Western Australia from the effects of pollution. This framework is being applied to Perth's coastal waters in consultation with the community and stakeholders. A three month public involvement and consultation program has been undertaken to help the EPA identify the Environmental Values of these waters, develop a set of Environmental Quality Objectives (ie.

Read more...

Published Date: September 6, 1999

Officers from the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Minerals and Energy undertook a low-altitude helicopter-based survey of the islands and waters of the Lowendal and Montebello island groups on 16-17 August 1999, to investigate the environmental implications of an oil spill from the Varanus Island Marine Loading Terminal located approximately 4.2 km north east of Varanus Island.

Read more...

Published Date: May 19, 1995

Burt, J.S., Kendrick, G.A., Masini, R.J., Simpson, C.J., 1995. Light and Posidonia sinuosa seagrass meadows in the temperate coastal waters of Western Australia. II. Effect of epiphyte species assemblage and biomass on attenuating light to the leaf surface. In: Contribution to the Southern Metropolitan Coastal Waters Study (1991–1994), Department of Environmental Protection, Perth, Western Australia. Technical Series 62, p.22.

Abstract

Read more...

Pages