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Public advice to enhance the long-term protection of one of the last remaining and most valuable wetland areas on the Swan Coastal Plain has been released by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
EPA Chair Professor Matthew Tonts said the report on the Greater Brixton Street Wetlands, produced under Section 16 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, would benefit proponents, planners, developers, regulators and landholders.Read more...
A significant amendment to the Earl Grey Lithium Project has been recommended for environmental approval with mitigation measures proposed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) during the assessment.
The Earl Grey Lithium Project is an open cut lithium mine at the abandoned Mt Holland Mine Site, about 105km south-east of Southern Cross.Read more...
Stakeholders and community groups will be given an additional two weeks to comment on a proposal by South32 to expand its mining activities in Peel and the South West.
The Worsley Mine Expansion – Revised Proposal is currently being assessed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). This includes an eight-week opportunity – currently underway on the EPA’s website – to provide feedback on the project’s environmental review.Read more...
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is reviewing its Environmental Factor Guideline – Greenhouse Gas Emissions and invites stakeholders and members of the community to provide feedback on the draft.
The purpose of these guidelines, first introduced in April 2020, is to communicate how the greenhouse gas emissions are considered by the EPA in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process.Read more...
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended approval to increase the life of the North West Shelf Extension Project with strict conditions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the existing facility — operating since 1984 — to net zero by 2050.
EPA Chair Professor Matthew Tonts said greenhouse gas emissions had been a critical part of the environmental impact assessment over more than three years.Read more...
A project to mine copper and nickel in one of the most remote areas of Western Australia has committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
OZ Minerals Musgrave Operations Pty Ltd is proposing to develop two open pits, accommodation, an airstrip and processing facilities 100km east of Warburton, near the South Australian and Northern Territory borders.Read more...
A bridge and road across the Preston River have been recommended for environmental approval after extensive mitigation measures were encouraged by Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) during the assessment.
The Turkey Point Access Road and Bridge project includes a new dual-used path, bridge and a road from Estuary Drive to Turkey Point in the City of Bunbury. The Southern Ports Authority proposal aims to minimise interaction between port and public traffic.Read more...
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has welcomed the State Government’s
decision to protect the unique values of Exmouth Gulf.
The announcement today by Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Environment
Amber-Jade Sanderson follows strategic advice from the EPA which recommended a
high level of protection for the Gulf and surrounds.
A proposal to construct a dual-carriageway south of Bunbury has been recommended for environmental approval by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), subject to conditions to preserve and enhance the habitats of the western ringtail possum and other conservation-significant species.
Main Roads WA proposes to construct and operate the 10.5km Bunbury Outer Ring Road Southern Section through Gelorup within the Shire of Capel.Read more...
A proposal for a rare earths processing facility in the Goldfields has been
recommended for environmental approval by the Environmental Protection Authority
(EPA), subject to conditions.
Lynas Kalgoorlie Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate the plant on Great
Eastern Highway, about 7km from Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The project will process rare
earth concentrate sourced from Lynas’ Mt Weld mine, about 380km north of
Kalgoorlie, to produce rare earth carbonate for export via Fremantle port.