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1135

Use of the Cape Peron outlet pipeline to dispose of industrial wastewater, Kwinana

Summary: The Water Corporation proposes to discharge up to 30 megalitres (ML) per day of industrial wastewater, in addition to treated wastewater from the Woodman Point and Cape Peron wastewater treatment plants and water from the Jervoise Bay Groundwater Recovery Scheme, to the Sepia Depression via the Cape Peron outlet. This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA's) advice and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal.
Status: Final
Proponent: Water Corporation
Release Date: 31 May 2004
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1133

Hope Valley-Wattleup Redevelopment Project Master Plan

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to the Hope Valley-Wattleup Redevelopment Project Master Plan, and the conditions to which the scheme should be subject. The Master Plan is a scheme pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and subject to the environmental impact assessment provisions of Division 3 of Part IV of that Act.
Status: Final
Proponent: Western Australian Land Authority (LandCorp)
Release Date: 24 May 2004
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1134

Environmental Management of Groundwater Abstraction from the Jandakot Groundwater Mound – 2002/03 Annual Compliance Report

Summary: Groundwater abstraction from the Jandakot Mound for public water supply is subject to environmental conditions issued in Statement 253 by the Minister for the Environment on 29 April 1992. The current nominated proponent is the Water and Rivers Commission (WRC). The EPA has delegated responsibility under section 20 of the Environmental Protection Act to audit compliance by the WRC with the environmental conditions applying to groundwater abstraction from the Jandakot Mound and also the Gnangara Mound. This delegation was gazetted on 26 September 2003. This report provides the advice of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for the Environment in relation to compliance with environmental conditions.
Status: Final
Proponent: Water and Rivers Commission
Release Date: 24 May 2004
No Appeals
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1131

Drainage Management, Swan-Canning Catchment

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA's) advice and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment in response to a request from the Minister to provide advice under Section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. Advice was requested on statutory mechanisms to control quality and quantity of drainage into the Swan and Canning Rivers. The management of urban drainage has been identified as a high priority in reducing nutrients entering the rivers and the Minister requests strategic advice on the means to improve co-ordination and statutory responsibility for the control and management of the impact of urban drainage on these rivers.
Status: Final
Release Date: 17 May 2004
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1132

Review of the Conditions for the Manufacture and Transport of Sodium Cyanide, Change to Environmental Conditions

Summary: Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd (AGR) proposes a review of its Ministerial conditions relating to the manufacture, storage and transport of sodium cyanide in order to clarify their intent, remove obsolete or confusing aspects, update standard conditions and consolidate the relevant conditions into one Statement.
Status: Final
Proponent: Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd
Release Date: 10 May 2004
No Appeals
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1130

Pinjar Gas Turbine Station Noise Regulation 17 Variation

Summary: Western Power conducted an assessment of noise emissions from its facilities prior to the noise regulations coming into effect on 31 January 1998. A total of 151 Western Power facilities, including substations, gas turbines, regional power stations and major power stations were considered. On 29 January 1998, noise regulation 17 variations were requested for all Western Power sites being assessed. Pinjar Gas Turbine Station was one of the Western Power sites that was assessed in the Screening Assessment and for which a variation of the noise standards was requested. The report “Screening Assessment of Noise Emissions from Western Power Facilities, October 1998” was provided to the Department of Environmental Protection in October 1998 in support of the request for noise regulation 17 variations for Western Power facilities.
Status: Final
Proponent: Western Power
Release Date: 3 May 2004
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1128

Tonkin Park Stage II Bassendean, Change to Environmental Conditions

Summary: The Minister for the Environment has requested the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to consider and provide advice under Section 46(3) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 on Ridgepoynt Pty Ltd’s (formerly Centurion North West Pty Ltd) proposal to allow a time extension to remediate the Tonkin Park Stage II site in accordance with the Ministerial conditions set out in Statement No. 539 issued on the 24 February 2000.
Status: Final
Proponent: Ridgepoynt Pty Ltd
Release Date: 29 March 2004
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1129

Bunbury International Motorsports Complex

Summary: This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal by Perth International Motorsports Management (PIMM) to construct an international standard motorsports complex in Picton (Figure 1). The EPA’s intention to assess the proposal at the level of Assessment on Referral Information (ARI) was advertised in the West Australian newspaper on 2 February 2004.
Status: Final
Proponent: Perth International Motorsports Management
Release Date: 29 March 2004
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1127

Newcrest Mining Limited, Telfer Project, Power Supply and Infrastructure Corridor, Port Hedland to Telfer Gold Mine, Great Sandy Desert - Change to Environmental Conditions

Summary: The recommended change to environmental conditions will reduce the length of open trench permitted for the approved project from 60 km to 20 km and accordingly reduce the level of fauna mortality experienced during the construction of the pipeline. The proposed changes recommended in this document will not impact any other relevant environmental factors identified in EPA Bulletin 1058.
Status: Final
Proponent: Newcrest Mining Limited
Release Date: 22 March 2004
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1126

Wastewater Treatment and Disposal, Albany, Change to Environmental Conditions

Summary: The Minister for the Environment has requested the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to consider and provide advice under Section 46(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 on the Water Corporation’s proposal to remove the limit on the application of nitrogen to the area of irrigated trees on the tree farm at Albany. This proposal was subsequently amended by the Water Corporation to raise the nitrogen application rate limit to 150 kilograms per hectare per year.
Status: Final
Proponent: Water Corporation
Release Date: 23 February 2004
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1125

Debottlenecking of Ammonia Plant from 650 tpd to 745 tpd, Kwinana Industrial Area, Change to Environmental Conditions

Summary: The Minister for the Environment has requested the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to consider and provide advice under Section 46(3) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) on CSBP Limited’s (CSBP) proposal to debottleneck their Ammonia Plant from 650 to 745 tonnes per day (tpd).
Status: Final
Proponent: CSBP Limited
Release Date: 23 February 2004
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1124

Cumulative impacts of oxides of nitrogen emissions from existing and proposed industries, Burrup Peninsula Section 16 advice - no appeals

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment in response to a request from the Minister to provide advice under Section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (the Act). Advice was requested on the impact of cumulative air emissions, particularly oxides of nitrogen (NOx), on the Burrup Peninsula environment and on whether a review of conditions previously issued should be undertaken under Section 46 of the Act. However, the EPA has not considered the potential effects of NOx on the integrity of Aboriginal Rock Art on the Burrup Peninsula. There is an expert committee which has been established by the Department of Industry and Resources and reporting to the Minister for State Development which is specifically considering the issue.
Status: Final
Release Date: 12 January 2004
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1122

Pinjarra Refinery Efficiency Upgrade

Summary: This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to a proposal by Alcoa World Alumina Australia to construct and operate an upgrade to the seed filtration facility and associated plant from 3.6 to 4.2 million tonnes of alumina per annum at Pinjarra.
Status: Final
Proponent: Alcoa World Alumina Australia
Release Date: 10 December 2003
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1123

Kwinana International Motorplex – Review of Noise Management Plan and potential Change to Environmental Conditions relating to noise management

Summary: The Minister for the Environment has requested that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) review the revised Motorplex Noise Management Plan (NMP) prepared by the Western Australian Sports Centre Trust (WASCT) and provide advice under Section 46(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) on possible changes to the Environmental Conditions relating to noise management. The request relates to Environmental Condition 7-1 of Statement 531 issued on 20 December 1999 allowing the Kwinana International Motorplex to be implemented.
Status: Final
Proponent: Western Australian Sports Centre Trust
Release Date: 8 December 2003
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1121

Kemerton Power Station

Summary: This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal by Transfield Services Kemerton Pty Limited (as trustee for Transfield Services Kemerton Trust) to construct a nominal 260MW power generating facility at Kemerton. Western Power Corporation requires access to additional generating capacity in order to reliably meet the electricity requirements of residential and business customers within the South West Interconnected System (SWIS). Western Power Corporation is required by the Electricity Corporation Act 1994 to obtain this generation capacity through an open procurement process. Transfield Services Kemerton Pty Limited (as trustee for Transfield Services Kemerton Trust) proposes to construct the facility and supply power to the SWIS. A strategic environmental review of the approach has previously been conducted (Environmental Protection Authority, 2002). This concluded that a plant at Kemerton could be managed such that it is unlikely that the EPA’s objectives would be compromised.
Status: Final
Proponent: Transfield Services Kemerton Pty Limited (as trustee for Transfield Services Kemerton Trust)
Release Date: 8 December 2003
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1120

Clearing of approximately 1128 hectares of native vegetation for agriculture Victoria Location 10877 corner of Garibaldi-Willis and Willmott Roads, Coorow

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice to the Minister for the Environment on the proposal by Mr B Sorgiovanni to clear approximately 1128 hectares (ha) of native vegetation for agriculture on Victoria Location 10877 corner of Garibaldi-Willis and Willmott Roads, approximately 47 kilometres west of Coorow.
Status: Final
Proponent: Mr B Sorgiovanni
Release Date: 3 November 2003
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1119

Abernethy Road – Tonkin Highway On – ramp

Summary: Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA), propose to construct an On-ramp from Abernethy Road to Tonkin Highway, Kewdale. This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations as required by Section 44 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to the Minister for the Environment, on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal.
Status: Final
Proponent: Main Roads Western Australia
Release Date: 3 November 2003
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1117

Dredging Program for the Dampier Port Upgrade

Summary: This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal by Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd (HI) to carry out dredging within the Port of Dampier in the vicinity of the Company’s Parker Point and East Intercourse Island iron ore export loading facilities. The purpose of the proposed dredging is to improve shipping capacity to accommodate the increase in the company’s export capacity through the Port of Dampier (see Figure 1) and is related to the proposal (recently reported on by the EPA in Bulletin 1114) to increase the level of iron ore export through the Port of Dampier to 9.8 million tonnes per annum.
Status: Final
Proponent: Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd
Release Date: 27 October 2003
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1116

Dampier Port Authority – Port Expansion and Dredging Program

Summary: This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal by Dampier Port Authority (DPA) to expand port facilities near the existing Dampier Cargo Wharf in Mermaid Sound (Figure 1). The proposal includes the improvement and extension of the current Dampier Cargo Wharf, the construction of a new jetty and associated shipping infrastructure and the dredging and disposal of up to 4.5 million cubic metres of sediments.
Status: Final
Proponent: Dampier Port Authority
Release Date: 27 October 2003
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1118

Clay Excavations Lots 10, 11 and Pt Lot 36 Great Northern Highway, Upper Swan; Lots 23 and 51 Apple Street, Upper Swan; and Lots 40 and 41 previously Lots 21 and 22 Apple Street, Upper Swan

Summary: This report relates to the request of three proponents to extend the time limit of their three environmental approvals for their clay excavation operations in Upper Swan for a further ten years. The proponents are Metro Brick Bristile Clay Tiles Pty Ltd (Metro Brick), Pilsley Investments Pty Ltd and Midland Brick Company Pty Ltd, and their operations are located close to each other in Upper Swan, Perth.
Status: Final
Proponent: Metro Brick Pty Ltd, Pilsley Investments Pty Ltd and Midland Brick Company Pty Ltd
Release Date: 27 October 2003
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1115

A Strategic Assessment of the Compatibility of Petroleum Industry Activities with the Environmental Values and Cultural Uses of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area

Summary: The EPA has been requested by the Western Australian Minister for the Environment to provide advice under section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 on a policy framework for petroleum exploration and development within the Shark Bay World Heritage Property. The request arises out of the 1997 agreement between the State and Commonwealth governments on the administrative arrangements for the Shark Bay World Heritage Property
Status: Final
Proponent: Section 16 (e) report
Release Date: 20 October 2003
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1114

Hamersley Iron – Dampier Port Upgrade to 95 Mtpa Capacity

Summary: This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to a proposal by Hamersley Iron to increase the capacity of its Dampier Port operations from 80 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) (licensed capacity) to 95 Mtpa.
Status: Final
Proponent: Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd
Release Date: 30 September 2003
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1113

Proposed Forest Management Plan 2004-2013

Summary: The Conservation Commission of Western Australia has prepared through the agency of the Department of Conservation and Land Management, a Proposed Forest Management Plan to apply to the Swan, South West and Warren Regions of the Department of Conservation and Land Management during 2004-2013. This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to the proposed plan (the proposal).
Status: Final
Proponent: Conservation Commission of Western Australia
Release Date: 17 September 2003
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1112

Clearing of approximately 22 hectares of native vegetation for agriculture: Collie Agricultural Area Lot 37 Harris Road, Picton

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA)’s advice to the Minister for the Environment on the proposal by BMP Holdings Pty Ltd and Lure Holdings Pty Ltd to clear approximately 22 hectares of native vegetation on Collie Agricultural Area Lot 37 Harris Road, Picton. The proposal includes clearing of native vegetation within two wetlands.
Status: Final
Proponent: BMP Holdings Pty Ltd and Lure Holdings Pty Ltd
Release Date: 15 September 2003
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1111

Remediation of Midland Railway Workshop Site, Helena West, Midland

Summary: This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal by the Midland Redevelopment Authority (MRA) to remediate 15.5 hectare (ha) of land in the western (Helena West) area of the former Midland Railway Workshop Site in Midland.
Status: Final
Proponent: Midland Redevelopment Authority
Release Date: 10 September 2003
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1109

Yellowfin tuna aquaculture trial, Zeewijk Channel, Abrolhos Islands

Summary: This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal by Latitude Fisheries Pty Ltd and W.T.N. Nominees Pty Ltd ATF the Newbold Family Trust (the proponents) to undertake a one-year trial aquaculture project to farm yellowfin tuna in Zeewijk Channel, Abrolhos Islands.
Status: Final
Proponent: Latitude Fisheries Pty Ltd and W.T.N. Nominees Pty Ltd ATF the Newbold Family Trust
Release Date: 8 September 2003
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1110

Clearing of approximately 180 hectares of native vegetation for agriculture: Lots 2 3 Victoria Locations 7967, 6686, 7979 10446, 25 km north west of Binnu, Shire of Northampton

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA)’s advice to the Minister for the Environment on the proposal by Mr D Cripps to clear approximately 180 hectares of native vegetation on his farming property (Lots 2 & 3 being portions of Victoria Locations 7967, 6686, 7979 & 10446) 25 kilometres north west of Binnu. This proposal was assessed at the level of ‘Proposal Unlikely to be Environmentally Acceptable’ and a brief statement of reasons for this level of assessment was released in May 2003 at the time that the level of assessment was determined.
Status: Final
Proponent: Mr D Cripps
Release Date: 8 September 2003
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1108

Greater Bunbury Region Scheme

Summary: The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has prepared a Region Scheme for the Greater Bunbury Region, known as the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme (GBRS), pursuant to the Western Australian Planning Commission Act 1985. The WAPC, the Responsible Authority, proposes to recommend to the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure that the GBRS be submitted to Parliament for final approval. This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA's) advice and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to the proposed Scheme as required under section 48D of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
Status: Final
Proponent: Western Australian Planning Commission
Release Date: 8 September 2003
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1107

Coral Bay Boating Facility

Summary: The Department for Planning and Infrastructure (DPI) proposes to develop one of two separate proposals for a boating facility at Coral Bay. The facility is proposed to alleviate pressures associated with the launching of trailered vessels from the beach in Southern Bills Bay and to reduce the risk of conflict between boat users and swimmers, snorkellers and divers accessing the coral communities in the vicinity of Southern Bills Bay. Two sites were examined, being North Bills Bay and Monck Head. The boating facilities at the two sites are not like-for-like but they do both provide launching facilities for trailered vessels and some facilities for commercial vessels. The two boating facilities have been considered as separate proposals but are being reported on within this report. This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to the two proposals.
Status: Final
Proponent: Department for Planning and Infrastructure
Release Date: 25 August 2003
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1106

Geraldton to North-Eastern Goldfields Infrastructure Corridor

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA's) advice to the Minister for the Environment on the strategic assessment of the Western Australian Government's concept to establish the Geraldton to North-eastern Goldfields Infrastructure corridor between Compressor Station 7 (CS7) on the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) and the Goldfields Highway north of Leonora. (This is not an assessment of the Environmental Protection Authority under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986)
Status: Final
Proponent: Gas Pipeline Sale Steering Committee
Release Date: 18 August 2003
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1104

Outdoor Entertainment Venue Lots 1 and 2 Toodyay Road, Red Hill

Summary: Ace Nominees Pty Ltd (ANPL) proposes to construct and operate an outdoor entertainment venue on Lot 2 Toodyay Road, Red Hill which is located adjacent to the northern boundary of the John Forrest National Park (JFNP). This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal.
Status: Final
Proponent: Ace Nominees Pty Ltd
Release Date: 11 August 2003
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1105

Clearing of up to 950 hectares of native vegetation for agriculture: Victoria Location 10883,Shire of Carnamah

Summary: This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for the Environment on the proposal by Mr P Screaigh (the proponent and landowner) to clear 950 hectares of native vegetation on Victoria Location 10883 for agriculture. Specifically, the stated purpose of the proposed clearing is expansion of grazing and cropping and for a homestead site. While the proponent’s Notice of Intent to Clear refers to clearing of 950 ha, Mr Screaigh has indicated a willingness to retain up to 390 hectares of native vegetation (20% of the property area) reducing the clearing area to 610 hectares. The EPA has therefore assessed the 950 hectare proposal while taking into consideration whether a reduction in the clearing area to 610 hectares could meet the EPA’s objectives and therefore be considered environmentally acceptable.
Status: Final
Proponent: Mr P G Screaigh
Release Date: 11 August 2003
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1103

Development of a Quarry and Industrial Site and Setting Aside Land for a Heritage and Conservation Area, King Bay, Burrup Peninsula

Summary: The EPA has considered the proposal by BGC Contracting Pty Ltd and the Dampier Port Authority to develop a quarry and industrial site and set aside land for a heritage and conservation area within the King Bay Eastern Lease Area, Burrup Peninsula.
Status: Final
Proponent: BGC Contracting Pty Ltd and Dampier Port Authority
Release Date: 4 August 2003
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1102

South West Metropolitan Railway Perth to Mandurah

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal to construct and operate the South West Metropolitan Railway from Perth to Mandurah. The proponent is the Commissioner of Railways.
Status: Final
Proponent: Commissioner of Railways
Release Date: 7 July 2003
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1101

Response to Submissions - Bulletin 1101

Status: Final
Release Date: 1 July 2003
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1101

Environmental Advice on the Principle of Locating a Gas Processing Complex on Barrow Island Nature Reserve

Summary:

Barrow Island is a class A Nature Reserve situated about 70km off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. The waters around Barrow Island have recently been proposed for reservation as part of a Barrow-Montebello Islands Marine Conservation Reserve.

In February 2003 the Gorgon Venture released the “Environmental, Social and Economic Review of the Gorgon Gas Development on Barrow Island” for a six week public submission period. The document describes the proposal, puts the case for the use of Barrow Island for the process plant facility and discusses the likely associated environmental, social and economic issues. Public submissions on the environmental aspects of the ESE Review were received by the EPA, on behalf of the Standing Interagency Committee of CEOs. ChevronTexaco responded to the submissions, and the whole of government evaluation phase of the project commenced. A summary of the submissions and ChevronTexaco’s responses can be found at www.epa.wa.gov.au and www.gorgon.com.au. A list of submitters names is attached to this report at Appendix 4.

A strategic level process is designed to guide and assist in the making of an in-principle decision by Government. This report is the environmental contribution to the Government’s strategic economic, social and environmental assessment of a proposal to locate a gas processing complex on Barrow Island. Part A provides the EPA’s advice on access to Barrow Island for industry. Should Government decide to agree to access, Part B provides the EPA’s recommendations on managing the environmental issues that would arise. Formal environmental assessment would still be necessary under the provisions of Section 38 of the Environmental Protection Act and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

This report has been released, together with those by the Department of Industry and Resources and its consultant, Allen Consulting Group, and the Conservation Commission, for six weeks, to give the public full access to the environmental, social, economic and strategic advice available to Government about the Barrow Island proposal. This period provides the opportunity for public comment before Government makes an in-principle decision. The complete package of advice from the three agencies can be accessed at www.doir.wa.gov.au 


Status: Final
Proponent: Gorgon Venture
Release Date: 1 July 2003
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1100

Champion Lakes Masterplan Development Lake Road Armadale

Summary: The Western Australian Planning Commission and the City of Armadale propose to develop a water-based recreation park incorporating an international rowing course and other facilities including a residential component on land situated on Lake Road in the City of Armadale. This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal.
Status: Final
Proponent: WA Planning Commission and City of Armadale
Release Date: 23 June 2003
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1099

Superlot Subdivision Lots 4 and 105 Underwood Avenue, Shenton Park

Summary: The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Water Corporation propose to subdivide Lots 4 and 105 Underwood Avenue, Shenton Park into three superlots for clearing and development. This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal.
Status: Final
Proponent: UWA and Water Corporation
Release Date: 26 May 2003
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1099

Appendix 2 - Superlot Subdivision Lots 4 and 105 Underwood Avenue, Shenton Park

Summary: Due to the large size of the document Appendix 2 is downloaded separately.
Status: Final
Release Date: 26 May 2003
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1097

PLANS FOR ROAD STREAM CROSSINGS IN CAR INFORMAL RESERVES, MINING LEASE 1SA SECTION 16 ADVICE - NO APPEALS

Summary: The Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Western Australia signed the Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) on 4 May 1999. The RFA established a system of Formal and Informal Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative (CAR) Reserves. Such Reserves are located throughout the area defined as the RFA boundary, and some are within Alcoa of Australia’s Mining Lease (ML) 1SA. The RFA process provides for disturbance of CAR Informal Reserves subject to relevant State approval processes. Please note that there are no appeal rights on this report as it is prepared under Section 16 of the EP Act.
Status: Final
Proponent: Alcoa of Australia
Release Date: 12 May 2003
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1098

Ludlow Titanium Minerals Mine, 34 Kilometres south of Bunbury

Summary: Cable Sands (WA) Pty Ltd proposes to develop a mineral sands mine in a section of State Forest No.2, near Ludlow. This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal. Please note that a copy of the proponent's environmental review document can be found under "Proponent Documents" on this website.
Status: Final
Proponent: Cable Sands (WA) Pty Ltd
Release Date: 12 May 2003
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1098

Appendix 5 - Ludlow Titanium Minerals Mine - Proponent Response to Submissions

Status: Final
Proponent: Cable Sands (WA) Pty Ltd
Release Date: 12 May 2003
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1096

Wesfarmers Premier Coal Mine Collie, Noise Regulation 17 Variation

Summary: Wesfarmers Premier Coal Ltd applied on 29 January 1998 to the Minister for the Environment under regulation 17 of the Environmental Protection (Noise Regulations 1997, for approval to vary from the prescribed standard, in relation to noise emissions from its Premier Coal Mine at Buckingham, near Collie. The basis of the application is that it is not practicable for the noise emissions to meet the prescribed standards, neither is it practicable to meet the noise levels set in the Ministerial Statement of 1993 following the EPA assessment of the proposed mine expansion in 1992. This is primarily as a result of the need to operate on a 24-hour basis and the effects of meteorological conditions – especially temperature inversions occurring at night in the winter months – on sound propagation from the mine site. Wesfarmers Premier Coal Ltd needs noise regulation 17 approval in order to be able to operate within the prescribed standards for noise under the Environmental Protection Act, and is willing to provide ameliorative measures to the residents of the Buckingham townsite, who are impacted by the noise emissions.
Status: Final
Proponent: Wesfarmers Premier Coal Ltd
Release Date: 14 April 2003
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1093

Ravensthorpe Nickel Project, Change to Environmental Conditions

Summary: Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations Pty Ltd wishes to expand and alter the Ravensthorpe Nickel Project that was previously assessed by the EPA. Development of the Ravensthorpe Nickel Project has not yet commenced. The expansion relates primarily to the addition of two further ore-bodies (Hale –Bopp and Shoemaker Levy mine pits). Changes to the processing of the ore are also proposed.
Status: Final
Proponent: Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations Pty Ltd
Release Date: 14 April 2003
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1095

Proposed Grouped Dwelling Development, Pt Lot 1001, Foreshore Drive, Singleton

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on the proposal by Temwood Holdings Pty Ltd to construct 92 grouped dwellings and a local shop/house on Pt Lot 1001 Foreshore Drive, Singleton.
Status: Final
Proponent: Tenwood Holdings Pty Ltd
Release Date: 7 April 2003
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1092

MINING IN CAR INFORMAL RESERVE, EWINGTON I OPEN-CUT COAL MINE NO APPEALS

Summary: The Griffin Coal Mining Company (‘Griffin’) is proposing to develop the Ewington I open-cut coal mine (“Ewington I”). The mine, which is located approximately 4 km east of Collie, was approved by a previous Minister for the Environment in September 1992. Following the signing of the Regional Forest Agreement 1 (RFA) by the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Western Australia on 4 May 1999, a single 150 ha Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative (CAR) Informal Reserve was identified within the Ewington I mining area. (Please note there are no appeals on this report as it is advice under Section 16 of the EP Act).
Status: Final
Proponent: Griffin Coal Mining Company
Release Date: 31 March 2003
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1094

Kwinana Ammonia Project, Kwinana Industrial Area - Change to Environmental Conditions to Allow Ammonia Export

Summary: The Minister for the Environment and Heritage has requested the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to consider and provide advice under Section 46(3) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 on Wesfarmers CSBP Ltd’s (CSBP) proposal to export shipments of ammonia from its Kwinana site (Figure 1). Ammonia is used in the manufacture of chemicals and fertilisers, including ammonium nitrate, sodium cyanide and concentrated nitrogenous fertilisers. It is also used extensively in nickel refining. Ammonia is a Class 2.3 (toxic gas) dangerous goods and can be lethal if inhaled at high concentrations. Although ammonia is a gas at normal temperatures, it is generally stored, transferred and shipped as a refrigerated liquid. In August 1988, CSBP (jointly with Norsk Hydro A.S.) received environmental approval from the then Minister for Environment to develop an Ammonia-Urea Plant at Kwinana (EPA, 1987). The project included the manufacture of ammonia and its export to the world market. The Ammonia-Urea Project did not commence and a subsidiary of CSBP, the Kwinana Nitrogen Company Pty Ltd (KNC) subsequently applied to the Authority to activate those parts of the proposal related to ammonia storage and shipping. The Minister agreed that this could proceed on the basis of the conditions set for the Ammonia-Urea Plant and CSBP constructed an additional ammonia storage tank (30,000 tonnes) and an ammonia export pipeline. CSBP then sought Ministerial approval to change the purpose of the ammonia pipeline between the ammonia storage tanks and terminal on the Kwinana Bulk Cargo Jetty from export to import of ammonia. The EPA advised the proponent that the proposed changes were not of sufficient environmental significance to justify formal assessment.
Status: Final
Proponent: Wesfarmers CSPB Ltd
Release Date: 31 March 2003
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1091

Industrial Subdivision – Lot 502 North Lake, Sudlow and Phoenix Roads, Bibra Lake

Summary: This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on the environmental factors relevant to the proposal to subdivide approximately 89 hectares of land being Lot 502 bounded by North Lake, Phoenix and Sudlow Roads and a rail reserve, for industrial and mixed business purposes. The proponent for the proposal is the Western Australian Land Authority trading as LandCorp (LandCorp). Click here to view the Attachment 5 (Response to Public Submissions submitted by LandCorp, Acrobat PDF 4.5Mb)
Status: Final
Proponent: Land Corp
Release Date: 4 March 2003
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1089

Clearing of approximately 300 hectares of native vegetation for livestock grazing, Lot 92 Coolinup Road, Shire of Esperance

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on the proposal by Mr John Darlow to clear approximately 300 hectares (ha) of native vegetation for grazing of livestock on Lot 92 Coolinup Road, located approximately 50 kilometres east-northeast of Esperance, in the Shire of Esperance.
Status: Final
Proponent: Mr John Darlow
Release Date: 24 February 2003
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1090

South West Power Project, Collie

Summary: Griffin Energy Pty Limited (“Griffin Energy”) has requested early strategic advice from the EPA on any constraints which may be “fatal flaws” from an environmental impact perspective, which may apply to the construction and operation of an 800MW advanced supercritical coal-fired power facility in the Collie Region of Western Australia.
Status: Final
Proponent: Griffin Energy Pty Limited
Release Date: 24 February 2003
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