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: 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...
|Background quality of the marine sediments of the Pilbara coast (MTR1) (PDF, 3.31 MB)||3.31 MB|
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...
|Pilbara Coastal Water Quality Consultation Outcomes (PDF, 3.71 MB)||3.71 MB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Spatial Data (ZIP, 2.15 MB)||2.15 MB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map 1 - Pilbara Coastal Waters Map Extents.pdf (PDF, 726.48 KB)||726.48 KB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map 2 - Port Hedland to Cape Keraudren.pdf (PDF, 533.76 KB)||533.76 KB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map 3 - Cape Lambert to Port Hedland.pdf (PDF, 535.71 KB)||535.71 KB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map 4 - Cape Preston to Cape Lambert.pdf (PDF, 553.92 KB)||553.92 KB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map 5 - Barrow - Montebello Islands.pdf (PDF, 494.96 KB)||494.96 KB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map 6 - Ashburton River to Cape Preston.pdf (PDF, 614.38 KB)||614.38 KB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map 7 - Exmouth Gulf.pdf (PDF, 699.39 KB)||699.39 KB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map 8 - Port Hedland.pdf (PDF, 550.55 KB)||550.55 KB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map 9 - Cape Lambert.pdf (PDF, 535.06 KB)||535.06 KB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map 10 - Mermaid Sound.pdf (PDF, 646.68 KB)||646.68 KB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map 11 - Onslow.pdf (PDF, 525.53 KB)||525.53 KB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map 12 - Exmouth.pdf (PDF, 422.8 KB)||422.8 KB|
|Levels of Ecological Protection - Map13 - Cape Preston.pdf (PDF, 473.55 KB)||473.55 KB|
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...
|Background quality for coastal marine waters of Perth, Western Australia (PDF, 227.25 KB)||227.25 KB|
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...
|Perth's Coastal Waters Environmental Values and Objectives (PDF, 961.94 KB)||961.94 KB|
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.
Published Date: January 31, 1989
The Environmental Protection Authority has consistently emphasised the need to conserve wetland resources. While significant studies have been made in the south-west of Westem Australia, little is known of the inland surface waters of the semi-arid areas of the state, notably the Pilbara region.
For this reason, a study of inland waters of the Pilbara was initiated in 1983.
The results of the 1983 study have been published as 'Inland Waters of the Pilbara, Westem Australia, Part 1' (Masini, 1988).Read more...
|Inland Waters of the Pilbara, Western Australia (Part 2) (PDF, 6.43 MB)||6.43 MB|
Published Date: January 31, 1988
A study of inland surface waters of the Pilbara was begun in 1983 with the following longterm objectives:
1. To produce an inventory of permanent and ephemeral inland surface waters which identifies and documents:
(i) significant physical and biological characteristics:
(ii) land tenure:
(iii) amenity, conservation and recreational values: and
(iv) pressures arising from existing and potential land uses, human access and population centres.
|Inland Waters of the Pilbara, Western Australia (Part 1) (PDF, 9.71 MB)||9.71 MB|