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833

Short-term shell-sand dredging Success Bank, Owen Anchorage

Status: Final
Proponent: Cockburn Cement Limited
Release Date: 15 November 1996
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832

Clearing of native vegetation on Victoria Location 10598 Cockleshell Gully Road, Shire of Dandaragan

Status: Final
Proponent: Mr Craig Underwood
Release Date: 8 November 1996
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831

Upgrade of Dust Management at Finucane Island and Nelson Point, Port Hedland

Summary: The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has assessed, under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, a programme by BHP Iron Ore Pty Ltd to upgrade its dust management at Finucane Island and Nelson Point, Port Hedland (referred to as the proposed programe).
Status: Final
Proponent: BHP Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Release Date: 8 November 1996
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830

Albany Port Developments, Albany

Status: Final
Proponent: Albany Port Authority
Release Date: 25 October 1996
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829

Special Residential Development, Lyndon Locations 222 223, Exmouth

Status: Final
Proponent: Shire of Exmouth and Greenough Holdings Pty Ltd
Release Date: 18 October 1996
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828

A referral questionnaire for local government roadworks

Status: Final
Release Date: 6 September 1996
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826

Bulong Nickel Cobalt Laterite Project, 30km east of Kalgoorlie

Status: Final
Proponent: Resolute Resources Limited
Release Date: 2 August 1996
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825

Cawse Nickel Project

Status: Final
Proponent: Centaur Mining and Exploration Limited
Release Date: 26 July 1996
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824

Thomsons Lake Urban Development and South Jandakot Drainage Management Plan, deferral of construction of the South Jandakot Branch Drain

Status: Final
Proponent: Western Australian Planning Commission
Release Date: 12 July 1996
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823

Expansion of alumina production from 2.0 million tonnes per annum to 3.5 million tonnes per annum at Worsley refinery, and associated bauxite mining activities at Boddington

Status: Final
Proponent: Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd
Release Date: 5 July 1996
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820

Service vessel facility, Princess Royal Harbour, Albany

Status: Final
Proponent: Albany Port Authority
Release Date: 14 June 1996
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819

Rural subdivision of Lot 6 Old Coast Road, City of Mandurah, within the catchment of Lake Clifton

Status: Final
Proponent: Tradevision Pty Ltd
Release Date: 7 June 1996
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818

Rural subdivision of Lots 102-106 and Lot 152, Armstrong Hills Drive, Shire of Waroona, within the catchment of Lake Clifton

Status: Final
Proponent: Morrillah Pty Ltd
Release Date: 6 June 1996
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817

Gnangara Mound condition change

Status: Final
Proponent: Water and Rivers Commission
Release Date: 6 June 1996
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816

Nickel/Cobalt ore mining and processing operations, Murrin Murrin, 60km east of Leonora

Status: Final
Proponent: Anaconda Nickel NL
Release Date: 23 May 1996
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815

Beenup titanium minerals project formerly Beenup Mineral Sands

Status: Final
Proponent: BHP Titanium Minerals Pty Ltd
Release Date: 3 May 1996
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814

Australian United Steel Industry Infrastructure requirements

Status: Final
Proponent: Australian United Steel Industry Pty Ltd
Release Date: 26 April 1996
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813

Remlap Ranch Resort, Myalup

Status: Final
Proponent: Greenvale Enterprises Pty Ltd
Release Date: 17 May 1996
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812

Mt Keith Nickel Project: Tailings Storage Upgrade

Status: Final
Proponent: Western Mining Corporation Limited
Release Date: 19 April 1996
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811

The Management of low level radioactive Gangue residue at the Mt Walton East Intractable Waste Disposal Facility, Western Australia

Status: Final
Proponent: Environmental Management Programme
Release Date: 12 April 1996
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810

Rare Earth Project, 4km south of Alcoa Alumina Refinery and next to Gallium Plant, Pinjarra

Status: Final
Proponent: Rhone - Poulenc Chimie Australia Pty Ltd
Release Date: 4 April 1996
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809

Yandicoogina iron ore mine and railway

Status: Final
Proponent: Hamersley Iron Pty. Ltd
Release Date: 4 April 1996
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808

Narrikup export abattoir

Status: Final
Proponent: Benale Pty Ltd
Release Date: 4 April 1996
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807

Increase in Size of Containment Cell and Changes to Removal of Drainage Outfalls at McCabe St, Mosman Park

Status: Final
Proponent: Landcorp and Octennial Holdings Pty Ltd
Release Date: 23 February 1996
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806

Exmouth boat harbour formerly Coral Coast Marina, residential subdivision and quarry, Exmouth - Change to environmental conditions

Status: Final
Proponent: Department of Transport
Release Date: 8 February 1996
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805

Marandoo to Great Northern Highway, east-west link road across Karijini National Park

Status: Final
Proponent: Ashburton Shire Council
Release Date: 2 February 1996
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804

Mid West Iron and Steel: Geraldton Steel Plant, Narngulu Industrial Estate, Geraldton

Status: Final
Proponent: Kingstream Resources NL
Release Date: 12 January 1996
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803

Short-term continuation of dredging of shellsand on Success Bank, Owen Anchorage; and strategy to address the long-term environmental issues of shellsand dredging

Summary: The Minister for the Environment issued an approval to Cockburn Cement Limited (Cockburn) in August 1994 allowing the continuation of shellsand dredging in Owen Anchorage. The approval addresses access to shellsand in the short-term (approximately 2 years ending in late 1996), medium-term (approximately 5 years ending in late 2001), and long-term.
Status: Final
Proponent: Cockburn Cement Limited
Release Date: 9 January 1996
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802

Duplication of iron ore mining operation, Yandi mine ML270SA, Hamersley Range, 90km north-west of Newman

Summary: The Environmental Protection Authority herein reports on the proposal by BHP Iron Ore Pty Ltd (the proponent) to develop a second open-cut iron ore mining operation on its Mineral Lease 270SA. Known as the Central Mesa 1 and 2 operation, the new proposed mine site is located in the Hamersley Ranges of the Pilbara Region of Western Australia (11904'E, 22043'S, RL 550-575 m AHD).
Status: Final
Proponent: BHP Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Release Date: 22 December 1995
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800

Albany Foreshore redevelopment project

Summary: The proponent, Landcorp proposes to reclaim a maximum of 3.5 hectares (ha) of Hanover Bay in Princess Royal Harbour to create a commercial and urban development along the Albany foreshore. This development involves tourist and residential accommodation, and industrial and maritime uses. As part of the development plan, it is proposed to provide services including drainage, sewerage, and connection to water mains and power. The foreshore redevelopment is part of a larger redevelopment plan for the Town of Albany. The background to the EPA's assessment of this proposal is given in Section 1 of this report.
Status: Final
Proponent: Landcorp
Release Date: 8 December 1995
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799

Synthetic rutile plant at Chandala - Production debottlenecking to 200,000 tpa - Change to environmental conditions

Summary: The proponent, Tiwest Joint Venture (Tiwest), seeks an amendment to the environmental conditions under Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, to allow the synthetic rutile plant at Chandala an increase in nameplate production from 130,000 to 200,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of synthetic rutile.
Status: Final
Proponent: Tiwest Joint Venture
Release Date: 8 December 1995
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798

Draft South East Corridor Structure Plan; South East Corridor Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment No. 966/13; and Stormwater Management Strategy and plans for new urban development at Byford and Mundijong

Summary: This report is a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the following plans: (1) Draft South East Corridor Structure Plan; (2) Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment No. 966/33; and (3) Stormwater Management Strategy and Plans for New Urban Development at Byford and Mundijong.
Status: Final
Proponent: Ministry for Planning
Release Date: 8 December 1995
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797

Ascot Waters - Proposal to dredge two channels to connect an artificial wetland with the Swan River

Summary: This report and recommendations provides the Environmental Protection Authority's advice to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental acceptability of the proposal to dredge two channels to connect a recently modified artificial wetland with the Swan River (refer to Figure 1). The proposed channels and existing wetlands are located to the west of Garrett Road Bridge in the City of Belmont. It is intended to integrate the channel with the Ascot Waters residential development.
Status: Final
Proponent: Western Australian Planning Commission and the City of Belmont
Release Date: 8 December 1995
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796

Coral Coast Resort, Mauds Landing

Summary: This report and recommendations provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice to the Minister for the Environment on the environmental acceptability of the proposed Coral Coast Resort development at Mauds Landing, north of Carnarvon.
Status: Final
Proponent: Coral Coast Marina Development Pty Ltd
Release Date: 8 December 1995
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795

Expansion of Premier Coal Mine to include Premier Pit 4, Collie

Summary: The Environmental Protection Authority herein reports on the proposed modification to Western Collieries Ltd’s Premier coal mine, ten kilometres east of the town of Collie. Western Collieries wish to amend the boundary of the approved mine area to include a new pit, Premier Pit 4, which adjoins the southern boundary of the Premier mine. This involves changes to the Minister for the Environment’s Statement of Approval of 2 April 1992; as amended 5 April 1993.
Status: Final
Proponent: Western Collieries Ltd
Release Date: 1 December 1995
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794

AUSI Iron Project, DR/HBI plant, Cape Lambert, Western Australia

Summary: Report and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority
Status: Final
Proponent: Australian United Steel Industry Pty Ltd
Release Date: 8 December 1995
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793

Rezoning application, Ravenswood

Summary: The Environmental Protection Authority herein reports on the environmental assessment of the proposed modification of Environmental Condition 7 of A P & M Boucaut’s statement and Environmental Condition 3 of the Shire of Murray’s statement of approval for the rezoning of Lot 6 and Part Lot 64 Lloyd Avenue, Ravenswood from "Residential Development" to "Residential R-10" and "Caravan and Chalet Park".
Status: Final
Proponent: A P & M Boucat, Shire of Murray
Release Date: 1 December 1995
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792

Shellsand dredging project, Owen Anchorage

Summary: Continuation of dredging on Success Bank, Owen Anchorage by Cockburn was assessed by the EPA in May 1994. In August 1994 the Minister for the Environment approved dredging in the short-term, with further dredging in the medium-term being conditional upon Cockburn developing an acceptable Environmental Management Programme (Appendix 1).
Status: Final
Proponent: Cockburn Cement Limited
Release Date: 13 October 1995
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791

Church and school, lot 68 Bertram Road, Wellard

Summary: A number of the Environmental Conditions were concerned with the issue of nutrient management, in particular disposal of effluent in a manner that would not adversely affect the Wellard lake, which is protected under the Environmental Protection (Swan Coastal Plain Lakes) Policy 1992. Environmental Condition 2, in particular, required the proponent to connect to a reticulated sewerage service prior to use of the school.
Status: Final
Proponent: El Shaddai Christian Fellowship
Release Date: 13 October 1995
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790

Port Mandurah Canal Estate Stage 2

Summary: This development would see the completion of the canal system and associated residential development first proposed in 1982. Stage 1 of the Port Mandurah Canal Estate was constructed during 1990, having undergone a formal environmental assessment process with Environmental Conditions being set on 15 August 1989.
Status: Final
Proponent: Esplanade (Mandurah) Pty Ltd
Release Date: 25 September 1995
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789

Development of part of System Six C70 south of the Maidens, Bunbury endowment land Part of Lot 626, and Parts of Lots 301 - 4

Summary: The City of Bunbury and Homeswest are joint proponents for development of a portion of the residential zoned land within Part of Lot 626, and Parts of Lots 301 - 4. The proposal also includes retention of some areas for conservation, management of the designated conservation areas and construction of a water supply storage area. The proposal is located within an area identified for consideration of its conservation value by the Environmental Protection Authority in its System Six report of 1983. System Six recommendation C70, South Bunbury Coastal Land, recommended that 'Areas of Public Open Space, containing attractive and important features such as "The Maidens" and important stands of Tuart, be set aside at the time of subdivision of the coastal land south of Bunbury'. Immediately south of this location is the Water Authority of Western Australia’s Waste Water Treatment Plant No 2.
Status: Final
Proponent: City of Bunbury & Homeswest
Release Date: 8 September 1995
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788

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

Summary: Lake Clifton is one of the most significant wetlands in Western Australia. It is internationally important as a waterbird habitat and because it contains the largest known example of living stromatolites , properly called thrombolites, in a lake environment in the southern hemisphere. It is one of only seven lakes in the southern hemisphere where stromatolite-like structures are known to occur in hyposaline water (salinity less than seawater), and has been listed under the Ramsar Convention as having international importance.
Status: Final
Release Date: 1 December 1995
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787

East Spar offshore gas field development Varanus Island, North West Shelf

Summary: Western Mining Corporation proposes developing the East Spar gas field located in Commonwealth waters approximately 50 kilometres west of Barrow Island. Processing facilities would be constructed and operated on Varanus Island immediately adjacent to the existing Harriet Joint Venture facilities on the island. A new submarine pipeline would bring gas/condensate from the gas field to the processing facilities. The existing Harriet Joint Venture export pipeline would carry gas to the trunkline on the mainland. Condensate would be exported from Varanus Island via tanker through existing Harriet Joint Venture facilities.
Status: Final
Proponent: Western Mining Company
Release Date: 28 July 1995
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786

Realignment of West Coast Highway at south City Beach: Change to environmental conditions

Summary: The regional values of the Bold Park area have been determined by the Environmental Protection Authority as (Environmental Protection Authority 1994 Bulletin 744): the size of the M47 area, being comparable to Kings Park, is one of the largest remaining bushland remnants in the urban area of the coastal plain; the natural vegetation of the area is of comparatively high quality and includes areas of species at extremes of their known ecological range; the fauna, as with the vegetation, exhibit considerable diversity with bird species being particularly well represented; recreational use is based on regional rather then just local patrons; and because of the above, and the areas’ location in the metropolitan area, its educational value is also rated highly. These areas represent open space of regional importance to the Perth metropolitan area because of their high conservation, recreation and education values. Moreover, there are few substantial areas of urban bushland remaining so close to Perth residential areas.
Status: Final
Proponent: Town of Cambridge
Release Date: 21 July 1995
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785

Busselton regional aerodrome

Summary: The Shire of Busselton has planned for a time frame of 50 years (to 2042) in determining the requirements of the proposed regional aerodrome. Within this time frame the Shire of Busselton considers that jet aircraft would take passengers from interstate and international flights at Perth airport and deliver them to the South West region using Busselton as the focus of aircraft services. The proposal by the Shire of Busselton does not include pilot training programs. The aerodrome will have an 1800 metre runway with a 30 metres sealed width and three metre shoulders of appropriate transverse grading. A total unsealed width of 90 metres is required for runway accommodation. The proposal includes the runway, support infrastructure (such as terminal and car parking facilities, security fencing, and fuel storage) and operation of these facilities (Figure 2).
Status: Final
Proponent: Shire of Busselton
Release Date: 7 July 1995
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784

Hot briquetted iron project, Port Hedland

Summary: This Bulletin is the Environmental Protection Authority's report and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment on the proposed Hot Briquetted Iron Project. The proponent, BHP Direct Reduced Iron Pty Ltd (BHP-DRI), proposes to build and operate a Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) plant, approximately 7.5 km south-west of Port Hedland. The plant will produce a nominal 2 Mtpa of iron briquettes, which can be used as a feedstock for electric arc furnaces in the steel making process.
Status: Final
Proponent: BHP Direct Reduced Iron Pty Ltd
Release Date: 30 June 1995
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783

Port Geographe Harbour development, Busselton: Change to environmental conditions

Summary: The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has been requested by the Minister for the Environment under Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, to report on the proposed modifications to the Port Geographe Harbour Development. The Port Geographe Harbour Development Project was assessed by the EPA and approved by the Minister for the Environment on 16 January 1990 (Appendix 1).
Status: Final
Proponent: Tallwood Nominees Pty Ltd
Release Date: 23 June 1995
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782

Coastal road Jurien to Green Head, Shires of Dandaragan and Coorow

Summary: The Shires of Dandaragan and Coorow are seeking to construct a through road from Jurien to Green Head, access roads to Sandy Point, and scenic lookout road in Lesueur National Park. A 100 m wide road reserve is sought for the through road . The route avoids regionally significant vegetation associations and Declared Rare Flora.
Status: Final
Proponent: Shires of Coorow and Dandaragan
Release Date: 16 June 1995
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781

Yakabindie nickel project

Summary: The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) herein reports on the environmental implications of the proposed modification of one condition from the Minister for the Environment's 1990 statement of approval for the Yakabindie Nickel Project. The Yakabindie Nickel Project was originally assessed by the EPA in 1990. The EPA subsequently assessed additional project expansions and modifications for the mining project. Since initial approval, substantial commencement of the project has not occurred mainly due to falling nickel prices.
Status: Final
Proponent: Dominion Resources Pty Ltd
Release Date: 2 June 1995
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763

Contaminated sites

Summary: This document represents an important step in tackling one of our most pressing environmental challenges. It outlines an approach to managing contaminated sites - how they should be cleaned up and who should pay for it.
Status: Final
Proponent: Assessment and management of contaminated land and groundwater in Western Australia
Release Date: 11 August 1995
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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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