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890

Shire of Murray Town Planning Scheme No.4 Amendment 108

Status: Final
Proponent: Shire of Murray
Release Date: 3 May 1998
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889

Shire of Murray Town Planning Scheme No.4 Amendment 109

Status: Final
Proponent: BHP Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Release Date: 3 May 1998
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888

Newman satellite development - mining of orebody 23 below the watertable

Summary: BHP Iron Ore Pty Ltd proposes to mine the Orebody 23 iron ore deposit, located approximately 13 km northeast of Newman below the water table. This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA) advise to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental factors, conditions and procedures relevant to the proposal.
Status: Final
Proponent: BHP Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Release Date: 3 May 1998
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887

Wagoo Hills Vanadium Project Mingenew Coal Project

Status: Final
Proponent: Precious Metals Australia Limited
Release Date: 1 April 1998
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886

Aquaexport marine shell project

Summary: Le Mer Marketing and Consultancy Pty Ltd proposes to develop a land-based marine shell breeding facility and residence on Downes Island approximately seven kilometres west of Port Hedland. Trochus shells (Trochus niloticu), Pearl oysters (Pteria penguin, Pinctada margaritifera, P. albina) and a range of other native Australian shells will be bred at the facility. Trochus and pearl oysters will be grown-out off-site.
Status: Final
Proponent: Le Mer Marketing and Consultancy Pty Ltd
Release Date: 1 May 1998
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885

Shire of Denmark Town Planning Scheme No. 3 Amend 24

Status: Final
Proponent: Shire of Denmark
Release Date: 3 April 1998
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884

Proposed Rare Earths Mining and Beneficiation at Mt Weld, Laverton and Secondary Processing at Meenaar, near Northam - Extension of Time Limit of Approval via Section 46

Status: Final
Proponent: Ashton Rare Earths Pty Ltd
Release Date: 3 April 1998
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882

Kwinana Ammonia Project, Kwinana Industrial Area

Status: Final
Proponent: Wesfarmers CSBP Limited
Release Date: 20 March 1998
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881

Cervantes-Jurien Coastal Road, Shire of Dandaragan

Status: Final
Proponent: Main Roads Western Australia
Release Date: 20 February 1998
Appeals close
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880

Urban development within System 6 recommended areas M2 and M6 Pt Lot 2, between Marmion Avenue and Indian Ocean Burns Beach

Status: Final
Proponent: Burns Beach Property Trust
Release Date: 13 February 1998
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879

Remediation and redevelopment of the Swan Portalnd Cement site, Burswood

Status: Final
Proponent: Swan Portland Cement Ltd
Release Date: 23 January 1998
Appeals close
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878

Wagoo Hills Vanadium Project Mingenew Coal Project - Extension of Time Limit of Approval via Section 46

Status: Final
Proponent: Precious Metals Australia Limited
Release Date: 23 January 1998
Appeals close
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877

Hismelt iron ore smelting project, Kwinana

Status: Final
Proponent: HIsmelt Corporation Pty Ltd
Release Date: 9 January 1998
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876

Remediation of liquid waste disposal site, Southern River Road, Gosnells

Status: Final
Proponent: City of Gosnells
Release Date: 10 December 1997
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875

Liquid waste treatment plant - Lot 197 Cocos Drive, Bibra Lake

Status: Final
Proponent: Western Resource Recovery
Release Date: 10 December 1997
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873

Rail freight terminal and distribution centre, Pt Lot 14 Baile Road, Canning Vale

Status: Final
Proponent: Specialized Container Transport
Release Date: 10 December 1997
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872

Clearing of native vegetation on Plantagenet Loc.6783 Branson Road, Shire of Plantagenet

Status: Final
Proponent: Aldis Nominees Pty Ltd
Release Date: 10 December 1997
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871

Exmouth limestone project barge loading facility, Mowbowra Creek, Shire of Exmouth

Status: Final
Proponent: Whitecrest Enterprises Pty Ltd
Release Date: 10 December 1997
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870

Rehabilitation of sand mine for golf course and Well Licence Application within Priority 2 Groundwater Protection Area

Status: Final
Proponent: City of Canning and Sunstate Pty Ltd
Release Date: 10 December 1997
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869

Soccer recreation development, Progress Drive

Status: Final
Proponent: City of Cockburn
Release Date: 1 November 1997
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868

Extensions to Exmouth Marine Harbour

Status: Final
Proponent: Landcorp
Release Date: 1 November 1997
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867

Class IV Waste Disposal Cells, Red Hill Waste Disposal Facility, Toodyay Road, Red Hill, Shire of Swan

Status: Final
Proponent: Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council
Release Date: 1 November 1997
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866

Oakajee deepwater port, Oakajee, Shire of Chapman Valley

Status: Final
Proponent: Minister for Resources Development
Release Date: 1 November 1997
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865

Melanie-1 Petroleum Exploration Well, Cape Range Peninsula

Status: Final
Proponent: Sun Resources NL
Release Date: 16 September 1997
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864

Final criteria of environmental acceptability for land use proposals within the catchment of Lake Clifton

Status: Final
Release Date: 16 September 1997
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863

Rehabilitation of former industrial land, McCabe Street, Mosman Park - peroposal for management of additional waste volumes

Status: Final
Proponent: Landcorp and Octennial Holdings Pty Ltd
Release Date: 16 September 1997
Appeals close
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862

Residential development drainage, Amarillo farm, Karnup

Status: Final
Proponent: Homeswest
Release Date: 10 July 1997
Appeals close
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861

Pipeline Fabrication Site within Mardie Station Pastoral Lease

Status: Final
Proponent: SubSea International Australia Inc
Release Date: 20 June 1997
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860

Midwest iron and steel project GSP, Oakagee

Status: Final
Proponent: Kingstream Resources NL
Release Date: 20 June 1997
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859

Heavy minerals mine at Jangardup

Status: Final
Proponent: Cable Sands (W.A.) Pty Ltd
Release Date: 20 June 1997
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858

Mid west iron and steel project - Geraldton Steel Plan, Geraldton

Status: Final
Proponent: Kingstream Resources NL
Release Date: 13 June 1997
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857

Onslow solar salt project

Status: Final
Proponent: Onslow Salt Pty Ltd
Release Date: 13 June 1997
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856

Wonnich gas development south-west of the Montebello islands

Status: Final
Proponent: Apache Northwest Pty Ltd
Release Date: 6 June 1997
Appeals close
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855

Maitland Heavy Industrial Estate, Karratha

Summary:

LandCorp and the Department of Resources Development (DRD) have prepared a concept plan for the development of a heavy industrial estate at Maitland. The Government has requested early advice on the environmental matters associated with the industrial estate concept to assist in detailed planning for the region. To facilitate the process of regional planning, the Minister for the Environment has sought the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA's) advice on the heavy industrial estate concept, pursuant to Section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

This report provides the EPA's environmental advice to the Minister for the Environment regarding a concept to establish the Maitland Heavy Industrial Estate, as detailed in LandCorp/DRD's Public Environmental Review (PER) of October 1994, and subsequent documentation, at Maitland, approximately 12 km west of the Karratha township. This report considers the industrial estate concept, environmental factors likely to be important, additional aspects of the proposal and environmental management and procedures.


Status: Final
Proponent: LandCorp/Department of Resources Development
Release Date: 31 May 1997
No Appeals
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854

Prawn farm at Heron Pt

Status: Final
Proponent: Cape Seafarms Pty Ltd
Release Date: 29 May 1997
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853

Appraisal drilling programme for Wonnich Field, south-west of Montebello Islands

Status: Final
Proponent: Apache Energy Limited
Release Date: 29 May 1997
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851

Hedges gold project, Boddington - proposal for an increase in annual throughput from 2 Mtpa to 4 Mtp

Status: Final
Proponent: Alcoa of Australia
Release Date: 18 April 1997
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850

Boddington Gold Mine - Extended basement operation

Status: Final
Proponent: Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd
Release Date: 18 April 1997
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847

Staged expansion of Tiwest Pigment Plant to 180,000 tpa, Kwinana

Status: Final
Proponent: Tiwest Joint Venture Pty Ltd
Release Date: 1 April 1997
Appeals close
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846

Limestone mine, quicklime plant and use of existing port facilities Point Murat Shire of Exmouth

Status: Final
Proponent: Whitecrest Enterprises Pty Ltd
Release Date: 1 April 1997
Appeals close
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845

Chlor-alkali plant expansion to 42,000 tpa, Kwinana

Status: Final
Proponent: Nufarm- Coogee Pty Ltd
Release Date: 1 April 1997
Appeals close
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.16 MB)
844

Murray Lakes golf course estate

Status: Final
Proponent: Murray Lakes Pty Ltd
Release Date: 1 April 1997
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843

Extensions to the Exmouth Water Supply Borefield

Status: Final
Proponent: Water Corporation
Release Date: 1 April 1997
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842

Definition Statement

Status: Final
Release Date: 1 April 1997
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840

Orebody 18 iron ore mine, ML 244SA, 32 km east of Newman, Shire of East Pilbara

Status: Final
Proponent: BHP Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Release Date: 27 December 1996
Appeals close
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839

Horticultural development on 200 hectares of land - Sussex Loc 4158 Governor Broome Road, Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Status: Final
Proponent: P C & J M Horne
Release Date: 13 December 1996
Appeals close
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838

Mining of titanium minerals, 2km south of Yarloop

Status: Final
Proponent: Cable Sands (WA) Pty Ltd
Release Date: 13 December 1996
Appeals close
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 612.91 KB)
835

Murrin Murrin nickel cobalt project

Status: Final
Proponent: Anaconda Nickel NL
Release Date: 13 December 1996
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827

Yakabindie Nickel Project

Status: Final
Proponent: Dominion Resources Pty Ltd
Release Date: 13 December 1996
Appeals close
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322

Proposed Knightsbridge Subdivision, Stephenson Avenue, City Beach

Summary: This is the EPA's report and recommendations on the proposal by Bond Corporation to subdivide and develop Lot 1 Stephenson Avenue City Beach for residential purposes.
Status: Final
Proponent: Bond Corporation
Release Date: 31 March 1998
Appeals close
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1468

Environmental and health performance of waste to energy technologies

Summary:

Advice of the Environmental Protection Authority to the Minister for Environment under Section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986

On 16 November 2011, the Minister for Environment wrote to the Chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and the Chairman of the Waste Authority, requesting that the two Authorities investigate the environmental and health performance of waste to energy technologies internationally.

This request sought information on:

  • legislation for the establishment and operation of waste to energy facilities, focussed on emissions, in jurisdictions where these facilities currently exist;
  • current emissions from established and operating best practice facilities; and
  • current and historical level of compliance of these facilities.

The Minister requested that the information gathered be from full-scale, commercial plants that process municipal solid waste (MSW) and from a variety of technology types.

To assist with this investigation, WSP Environment and Energy Ltd were engaged to undertake a technical review of waste to energy plants around the world. These technical reports are attached. The reports provide detailed information to address the issues identified by the Minister for Environment. This advice from the EPA and Waste Authority draws on the technical advice to make recommendations that are relevant to the Western Australian situation.

Appendices:

Summary Report – Waste to Energy - A review of legislative and regulatory frameworks, state of the art technologies and research on health and environmental impacts. (pdf 3.93 Mb)

WSP Waste to Energy Technical Report Stage One (pdf 1.16 Mb)

WSP Waste to Energy Technical Report Stage Two (pdf 5.83 Mb)

WSP Waste to Energy Technical Report Stage Three (pdf 581 kb)


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