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541

Extension to Yunderup Canals Estate

Status: Final
Proponent: Peel Waterways Pty Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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539

Fimiston Project Stage II - Mine and Waste Dumps

Status: Final
Proponent: Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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536

Application for mining licence 70/423, Bullsbrook

Status: Final
Proponent: Westralia Sands Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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535

Application for mining licence 70/378,379 Yeal Swamp Area

Status: Final
Proponent: Mr I Rule, Mr H Horton, Mr & Mrs Hines and Mr P Rule
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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534

Application for exploration licence 70/426 Jurien

Status: Final
Proponent: CRA Exploration Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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533

Application for exploration licence 69/163,164 Israelite Bay area

Status: Final
Proponent: Simto Pty Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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532

Application for exploration licence 63/280,281 Dalyup Area

Status: Final
Proponent: Cable Sands WA Pty Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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531

Application for exploration licence 74/123,124, 126 Munglinup area

Status: Final
Proponent: Cable Sands WA Pty Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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530

Application for exploration licence 70/765 Eneabba

Status: Final
Proponent: Renison Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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529

Application for exploration licence 70/647 Arrowsmith Lake, Eneabba

Summary:

The Environmental Protection Authority has assessed a proposal to explore for minerals, under exploration licence 70/647, an area north of Eneabba and east of Arrowsmith. The application impinges on a proposed nature reserve, Red Book Recommendation 5.7.

An exploration licence (described in Part IV, Sections 57- 70 of the Mining Act, 1978) allows the licensee to explore for all minerals in or under the land. The granting of the licence by the Minister for Mines provides the holder of the licence with security of tenure for five years and the right to enter the licence area to conduct exploration activity according to conditions placed on the licence. The licence area must be halved at the end of the third and fourth years and there are obligatory expenditure commitments.

On grant of licence, the Department of Mines has regulatory power via the licence conditions and requires a security or a bond to ensure that rehabilitation is completed to an acceptable standard. Many of the licence conditions relate to environmental protection issues and the Department of Mines has undertaken with the Environmental Protection Authority to apply a standard set of conditions on tenements, such as this one, which cover environmentally sensitive areas.

Consultations with the proponents, mining industry representatives, conservation group representatives and the Departments of Mines and Conservation and Land Management identified a number of issues concerning mineral tenement applications in general. These included the legality of conditions, a preference for not granting tenements over sensitive areas, the need to ensure that consistent standards of management are applied to all users of sensitive areas and means for supervising and auditing non ground-disturbing activity. The issues were taken into account in the course of this assessment and in further developing the conditions.


Status: Final
Proponent: ISK Australia Pty Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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528

Application for exploration licence 70/808

Status: Final
Proponent: CRA Exploration Pty Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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527

Application for exploration licence 70/806-807 Coomallo

Status: Final
Proponent: CRA Exploration Pty Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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526

Application for exploration licence 70/1033, Nullaki Peninsula

Status: Final
Proponent: Westralian Sands Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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525

Application for exploration licence, 70/823/824 Doubtful Island Bay

Status: Final
Proponent: Eucla Mining NL
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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524

Application for exploration license 70/624, Cheyne Bay

Status: Final
Proponent: Mr R J Wanless & Dr J Locsei
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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523

Feed Flexibility Project - BP refinery

Status: Final
Proponent: BP (Kwinana) Pty Ltd
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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522

Caltex North Fremantle Terminal Extension

Status: Final
Proponent: Caltex Oil (Australia) Pty Limited
Release Date: 26 January 1991
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508

Application for exploration licence 70/965, Basil Road area, Albany Shire

Status: Final
Proponent: Messrs Parker, Newman and Farrell
Release Date: 29 March 1991
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507

Application for prospecting licence 74/116 - Kundip, Ravensthorpe Range

Status: Final
Proponent: Clive Daw
Release Date: 12 April 1991
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506

Leslie Salt Project, Expansion of ponds, Pt Hedland

Status: Final
Proponent: Leslie Salt
Release Date: 12 April 1991
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505

Proposed waste disposal site at Narngulu

Status: Final
Proponent: Shire of Greenough and City of Geraldton
Release Date: 22 March 1991
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504

Proposed exploration drilling, Exmouth Gulf, Lasmo Oil

Status: Final
Proponent: Lasmo Oil (Australia) Ltd
Release Date: 22 March 1991
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503

Carnarvon harbour and channel dredging

Status: Final
Proponent: Department of Marine & Harbours
Release Date: 15 March 1991
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502

Preliminary interpretation of Report by Technica Ltd on Risk Assessment of ammonian import facility, Kwinana

Status: Final
Release Date: 15 March 1991
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501

Proposed power supply - Expansion of Pinjar turbine power station

Status: Final
Proponent: State Energy Commission of Western Australia
Release Date: 15 March 1991
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500

Eglington Beach Resort

Status: Final
Proponent: Ocean Dunes Pty Ltd
Release Date: 15 March 1991
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499

Response to the report 'Monitoring Pesticides - A Review'

Summary: In Western Australia there have been a number of suspected cases where adverse environmental impacts related to pesticide use have occurred. They range from localised patches of dead vegetation along railway reserves to organochlorine pesticide contamination of many soils and water courses in south-west WA. Pesticide contamination is a potentially important environmental problem, but often its effects are not immediately observable, and therefore the documented cases may not give a true indication of the scale of the problem. Consequently, in WA this issue tends to be neglected in the face of the more obvious and immediately demanding environmental problems of salinity, eutrophication, clearing of native vegetation, industrial waste discharges, and others.
Status: Final
Release Date: 8 March 1991
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498

Coral Coast Marina, Residential subdivision and quarry, Exmouth

Status: Final
Proponent: Department of Marine & Harbours
Release Date: 29 March 1991
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497

Bunbury Port, Inner Harbour extension

Status: Final
Proponent: Bunbury Port Authority
Release Date: 8 March 1991
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496

Special rural subdivision and development, Lot 30 Hope Valley Road, Wandi

Status: Final
Proponent: T and G Pintaudi
Release Date: 8 March 1991
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495

Proposed solar salt project at Onslow

Status: Final
Proponent: Gulf Holdings Pty Ltd
Release Date: 8 March 1991
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494

Heavy mineral sands exploration Bremer Bay

Status: Final
Proponent: Placer Pacific Ltd and Eucla Mining N/L
Release Date: 1 February 1991
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493

Land disposal of solvent extracted wool scouring process muds for agro-forestry at Amarillo Farm, north-east of Mandurah

Summary: AWP Holdings Limited operates a solvent wool scouring plant at Miguel Road, Spearwood, Western Australia. One of its wastes is mud resulting from agricultural dirt scoured from the wool. The composition of the mud is grit, organic matter, salt with traces of heavy metals and pesticides, particularly the insecticide diazinon. The proponent proposes to carry out a year's trial on disposing of the mud by injecting it into the subsoil on land at Amarillo Farm. The property straddles the lower reaches of the Serpentine River north of Mandurah and is in the catchment of the eutrophic Peel-Harvey catchment.
Status: Final
Proponent: AWP Holdings Ltd
Release Date: 25 January 1991
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492

Special rural rezoning subdivision development, lot 147 Acourt Road, Banjup

Status: Final
Proponent: G P, G, E D and R A Panizza
Release Date: 14 December 1990
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491

Special rural rezoning subdivision and development Swan Loc 1739 Neaves Road, Mariginiup

Status: Final
Proponent: Swan Loc 1739, Neaves Road, Mariginiup. S & R Lucisano
Release Date: 14 December 1990
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490

Family golf practise driving range at Lot 112 Warton Road, Forrestdale

Status: Final
Proponent: Lot 112, Warton Road, Forrestdale. C.A.D.O.H.E.R. Pty Ltd
Release Date: 14 December 1990
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489

Tailings dam at Baldivis

Status: Final
Proponent: Western Mining Corporation Ltd
Release Date: 25 January 1991
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488

Mandurah Quay, Peel Inlet, Mandurah

Status: Final
Proponent: Forx Pty Ltd
Release Date: 25 January 1991
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487

Long-term development of Maddington Quarry

Status: Final
Proponent: Boral Resources (WA) Limited
Release Date: 7 December 1990
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486

Remedial treatment of Lot 839 Railway Pde, Bassendean

Status: Final
Proponent: Tower Corporation Pty Ltd
Release Date: 7 December 1990
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485

Residential rezoning subdivision and development, Burns Beach Road, Burns Beach Stage 2

Status: Final
Proponent: Burns Beach Property Trust
Release Date: 7 December 1990
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484

Special use rezoning Lots 3,4,5,6 8 Douglas Place, Barragup

Status: Final
Proponent: Lots 3,4,5,6 and 8 Douglas Place, Barragup. Shire of Murray
Release Date: 7 December 1990
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483

Heavy minerals mine - Beenup Mineral Deposits Ltd

Status: Final
Proponent: Mineral Deposits Limited
Release Date: 7 December 1990
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482

Proposals for rural residential development in the Swan Coastal Plain catchment of the Peel-Harvey Estuary

Status: Final
Proponent: Swan Coastal Plain Catchment of the Peel-Harvey Estuary. Various Proponents.
Release Date: 7 December 1990
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481

Proposed chemical batching and packaging plant, Pinjarra

Status: Final
Proponent: Rhone-Poulenc Chimie Australia Pty Ltd
Release Date: 7 December 1990
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480

Industrial rezoning subdivision and development - Corner Russell and Rockingham Rds, Henderson, City of Cockburn

Status: Final
Proponent: G Caratti, J Anderson, S Sawle
Release Date: 7 December 1990
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478

Proposals for residential Dev in Swan Coastal Plain catchment of Peel-Harvey estuary

Status: Final
Proponent: Swan Coastal Plain Catchment of the Peel-Harvey Estuary, various proponents
Release Date: 7 December 1990
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477

Seismic exploration proposal EP351, 25km west of Watheroo

Status: Final
Proponent: Ampol Exploration Limited
Release Date: 7 December 1990
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459

Rezoning rural to industrial - Lot 602 Beacham Road, Pinjarra

Status: Final
Proponent: Ormond Nominees
Release Date: 7 December 1990
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266

Jenny Arnold's Perth Wetlands Resource Book

Summary:

Bulletin 266 consists of 15 chapters published in six separate volumes. (The report is reproduced below in seven separate parts.)

Chapters 1 - 4 (bound with the appendices) contain information general to wetlands. They form essential background to the subsequent chapters which describe most of the clearly definable seasonal and permanent lakes with open water.

The Bulletin is not an exhaustive inventory of all wetland types. Readers are referred to C. A. Semeniuk (1987), Wetlands of the Darling System - A geomorphic approach to habitat classification. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia. Volume 69, Part 3. pp 95-112 for a comprehensive classification of wetland types on the Swan Coastal Plain.

The index map on page (iv) shows how the wetland chains have been grouped into chapters. The position in the text where individual wetlands are discussed is shown in the index on page 418 (Chapters 1 - 4).

Downloads

Chapters 1-4 and the Appendices to all 15 chapters (pdf 1.77 Mb)

Chapters 5-6 (pdf 1.32 Mb)

Chapter 7 (pdf 1.88 Mb)

Chapter 8 (pdf 2.11 Mb)

Chapter 9 (pdf 2.21 Mb)

Chapters 10-11 (pdf 1.51 Mb)

Chapters 12-15 (pdf 1.25 Mb)


Status: Final
Release Date: 31 December 1990
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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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