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1487

Resource Recovery Facility, Red Hill

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority to the Minister for Environment on the key environmental factors and principles for the proposal by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, to develop a Resource Recovery Facility at the existing Red Hill Waste Management Facility in the Perth metropolitan area.

Download Appendix 5 - proponent's response to submissions here (zip 5.87 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council
Release Date: 22 July 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.72 MB)
1486

Bunbury Port Berth 14A expansion and coal storage and loading facility

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s  advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Lanco Resources Australia Pty Ltd to develop the Bunbury Port Berth 14A Expansion and Coal Storage and Loading Facility.

Appendix 5

Download the proponent's response to submissions (pdf 11.1. Mb)

Download the proponent's PER document (pdf 23.1 Mb)

Appendices to the PER document:

Volume 2A (zip 35.0 Mb)

Volume 2B (zip 23.7 Mb)

Volume 2C - a (zip 35.5 Mb)

Volume 2C - b (zip 35.9 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Lanco Resources Australia Pty Ltd
Release Date: 17 July 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.14 MB)
1485

Mummaloo Iron Ore Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Top Iron Pty Ltd (Top Iron) to develop and operate a shallow open pit iron ore mine and associated infrastructure.

Download the proponent's API documents

Mummaloo Environmental Review (pdf 0.97 Mb)

Combined figures from the API document (pdf 1.96 Mb)

Appendices from the API document (zip 39.3 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Top Iron Pty Ltd
Release Date: 8 July 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.34 MB)
1484

Environmental and water assessments relating to mining and mining-related activities in the Fortescue Marsh management area

Summary:

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) presents to the Minister for Environment its Strategic Advice on environmental and water assessments relating to mining and mining related activities in the Fortescue Marsh Area (the Advice). The EPA is providing the Advice to the Minister in accordance with section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

The EPA recognises the importance of mining activities in the Fortescue Marsh management area. There are extensive mineral deposits and mining activity in the area surrounding the Fortescue Marsh, and there are several new proposals identified for further development.

To ensure that the Advice represents agreed guidance, the EPA has extensively involved the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority, the Department of Water, the Department of Environment and Conservation, and the Department of State Development, during its development. The Advice provides consistent guidance for agencies and proponents to help streamline project assessment and approval processes to deliver positive environmental outcomes for the Fortescue Marsh. In addition, coordinated direction in the Fortescue Marsh management area will provide:

  • more effective and efficient management;
  • a better collective understanding of the Marsh and knowledge gaps; and
  • a better understanding of cumulative impacts on the Marsh.

It is recognised that cultural, industry, tourism, recreational and pastoral values are important in the Fortescue Marsh management area. However, these values are beyond the scope of the Advice and will be addressed through other processes.

The content of the advice is not statutory in nature, but provides guidance and information to assist the Minister and other decision-making authorities so that decisions are complementary and coordinated.

The advice will be subject to periodic review by the Environmental Protection Authority.


Status: Final
Release Date: 1 July 2013
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.46 MB)
1483

Proposed Forest Management Plan 2014-2023

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposed plan of the Conservation Commission of Western Australia for management of the south-west forests for the next ten years (2014-23).

Download the proponent's PER documents and response to submissions. (zip 28.2 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Conservation Commission of Western Australia
Release Date: 1 July 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.21 MB)
1482

Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum Project, 50 km north-east of Marble Bar, Shire of East Pilbara – Section 46 amendment to condition 3 of Ministerial Statement 772 – extension of time limit of authorisation

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (23 April 2013) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing condition 3 of Ministerial Statement 772 to extend the Time Limit of Authorisation for the substantial commencement of the above proposal.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Moly Metals Australia Pty Ltd
Release Date: 24 June 2013
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 796.98 KB)
1481

Balla Balla Export Facilities

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Forge Resources Swan Pty Ltd to develop and operate an iron ore export facility at Balla Balla.

Download the proponent's API document here (pdf 17.3 Mb)

Download the appendices to the API document here (zip 39.2 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Forge Resources Swan Pty Ltd
Release Date: 17 June 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.62 MB)
1480

Ularring Hematite Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Macarthur Minerals Limited to develop an iron ore mine and associated infrastructure in the Goldfields region, 450 km east-north-east of Perth. The proposal includes a borefield and adjoining water pipeline 60 km west of the mine site and a rail siding 130 km east of the mine site and 8 km south of Menzies.

Download the proponent's main API document  (pdf 7.87 Mb)

Download the proponent's addendum to Revision 2 of the API document (pdf 5.5 Mb)

Enclosures 1 and 2 - GIS shapefiles (zip 1.18 Mb)

Enclosure 3 - Appendices:

Appendices 1 - 10 (zip 47.2 Mb)

Appendices 11 - 15 (zip 34.4 Mb)

Appendices 16 - 20 (zip 42.9 Mb)

Appendices 21 - 32 (zip 42.7 Mb)

Enclosure 5 - Raw flora and fauna data (zip 6.29 Mb)

Enclosure 6 - All figures (pdf 6.2 Mb)

Enclosure 7 - Figures for the EPA report (zip 27.1 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Macarthur Minerals Limited
Release Date: 17 June 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.67 MB)
1479

Turee Syncline Iron Ore Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd to develop the Turee Syncline iron ore mine and associated infrastructure 30 kilometres north-east of Paraburdoo.

Download Appendix 5: Summary of submissions and proponent's response to submissions here (pdf 543 kb) 


Status: Final
Proponent: Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd
Release Date: 14 June 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.04 MB)
1478

Dongara Titanium Minerals Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Tronox Management Pty Ltd, to develop and operate a mineral sands mine approximately 25 kilometres south-east of Dongara in the Midwest region of Western Australia.

Download the proponent's response to submissions here (pdf 11.3 Mb)

Download the appendices to the response to submissions (zip 12.1 Mb)

Other documents

EPA Scoping document for PER (pdf 8.63 Mb)

PER document (pdf 6.17 Mb)

Appendix 1 - Environmental Management Plan (pdf 1.84 Mb)

Appendix 2 - Draft Mine Closure Plan (pdf 10.2 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Tronox Management Pty Ltd
Release Date: 4 June 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 3.22 MB)
1477

Western Turner Syncline Stage 2 – B1 and Section 17 deposits

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal to develop the Western Turner Syncline Stage 2 - B1 and Section 17 deposits located approximately 30 km west of Tom Price in the Shire of Ashburton. The proposal involves open-pit mining of the B1 and S17 iron ore deposits, transport of ore to the existing Western Turner Syncline Section 10 mine (approximately 12 km east of the B1 deposit) and construction/operation of associated infrastructure. Hamersley Iron Pty Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto) is the nominated proponent for the proposal.

Download the proponent's API information:

Main Assessment on Proponent Information document (pdf 5.64 Mb)

Appendices 1 - 10 (zip 28.7 Mb)

Appendices 11 - 22 (zip 37.4 Mb)

Appendices 23 - 31 (zip 32.2 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Hamersley Iron Pty Limited
Release Date: 20 May 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 4.66 MB)
1476

Cape Preston East – Iron Ore Export Facilities

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal to develop and operate an iron ore export facility at Cape Preston East by Iron Ore Holdings Ltd as the proponent.

Download the proponent's API information:

Main Assessment on Proponent Information document (pdf 5.67 Mb)

Appendices 1-4 and 7-9 (zip 4.69 Mb)

Appendix 5 (zip 24.3 Mb)

Appendix 6 - spatial datasets (zip 3.6 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Iron Ore Holdings Ltd
Release Date: 20 May 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.65 MB)
1475

Commercial Scale Algae Farm and Processing Facilities, Karratha

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal to develop a commercial-scale algae farm and processing facilities by Aurora Algae Pty Ltd.

Download the proponent's API information:

Main Assessment on Proponent Information document (pdf 10.1 Mb)

Appendices to the API document (zip 29.7 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Aurora Algae Pty Ltd
Release Date: 20 May 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.71 MB)
1474

West Pilbara Iron Ore Project Stage 2 - Hardey Proposal

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal to develop and operate the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project Stage 2 – Hardey Proposal by API Management Pty Limited.

API documentation downloads

West Pilbara Iron Ore Project Stage 2 Hardey Proposal API (pdf 3.18 Mb)

Development envelopes - spatial information (pdf 1.56 Mb)

Referral Appendix 1 - Drilling Bore Completion and Groundwater Modelling Report (pdf 18.6 Mb)

Referral Appendix 2 - Noise Impact Assessment (pdf 2.4 Mb)

Referral Appendix 3 - Particulate Modelling Assessment for Proposed Mining Operations 15 Mtpa Scenario (pdf 1.97 Mb)

Referral Appendix 4 - An investigation into the Soils and Soil Landscapes of the Hardey Project Area (pdf 35 Mb)

Referral Appendix 5 - Hardey Subterranean Fauna Sampling Programme (pdf 7.62 Mb)

Referral Appendix 6 - Aquatic Ecosystem Surveys Pre and Post Wet 2011 (pdf 4.97 Mb)

Referral Appendix 7 - Hardey Rail Corridor and Deposit Level 2 Fauna Survey (pdf 16.3 Mb)

Referral Appendix 8 - Hardey Resource Vegetation and Flora Survey (pdf 12 Mb)

Referral Appendix 9 - Hardey Rail and Borrow Vegetation and Flora Survey (pdf 41.6 Mb)

West Pilbarra Iron Ore Project Stage 2 Hardey Proposal Supporting Information (pdf 31.1 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: API Management Pty Limited
Release Date: 13 May 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 5.87 MB)
1473

Residential subdivision on lots 3000 (formerly lot 1512) and 1523 Emu Point Drive, Albany – inquiry under section 46 of the EP Act to change conditions 3 and 5 of Ministerial Statement 894

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (3 January 2013) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Residential Subdivision on Lots 3000 (formerly Lot 1512) and 1523 Emu Point Drive, Albany proposal (the proposal).

The following is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations  to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Western Australian Land Authority
Release Date: 6 May 2013
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 777.82 KB)
1472

Shine Iron Ore Project, Shire of Yalgoo

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Gindalbie Metals Ltd to develop an iron ore mine located approximately 68 km south-east of Yalgoo and 30 km north-east of the Greater Karara Iron Ore Project in the Shire of Yalgoo. The mine includes pits, waste dumps and ancillary infrastructure such as a run of mine pad, crushing and screening facilities, workshops, explosives magazine and roads.


Status: Final
Proponent: Gindalbie Metals Ltd
Release Date: 29 April 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 3.86 MB)
1471

Mangles Bay Marina-Based Tourist Precinct

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal for a marina-based tourist development located in Mangles Bay at the southern end of Cockburn Sound by Cranford Pty Ltd and the Western Australian Land Authority.
Status: Final
Proponent: Cranford Pty Ltd and Western Australian Land Authority
Release Date: 29 April 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 5.58 MB)
1470

Access Road to Nelson Location 7965 (Sandy Peak), Doggerup Road, Shire of Manjimup

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by the Shire of Manjimup to construct, operate and maintain a 6.5 kilometre long all-weather, year-round access track from Windy Harbour Road to Nelson Location 7965, located entirely within the Doggerup Road reserve.

Download Appendix 5 - the Proponent's response to submissions here. (pdf 1.84 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Shire of Manjimup
Release Date: 22 April 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.94 MB)
1469

Port Hedland Waste to Energy and Materials Recovery Facility, Boodarie Industrial Estate, Port Hedland

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Minister for Environment on the key environmental factors and principles for the proposal by New Energy Corporation Pty Ltd (New Energy), to build and operate a Waste-to-Energy (WtE) and Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at the Boodarie Strategic Industrial Area, Port Hedland.

The proposed facility would accept various wastes, recover materials that can be economically recycled via the MRF and convert suitable remaining waste to electrical power in a WtE plant.

The proposal is being formally assessed as no plants using the proposed technology currently exist in Western Australia.

Appendices 1-5 form part of the main document.

Download Appendix 6 - Summary of submissions and proponent's response to submissions here (pdf 3.01 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: New Energy Corporation Pty Ltd
Release Date: 8 April 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 4.58 MB)
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)


Status: Final
Release Date: 4 April 2013
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.24 MB)
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)


Appeals close
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1467

Ord river irrigation area Stage 2 (M2 supply channel) – inquiry under Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend implementation conditions of Ministerial Statement 830

Summary:

The Minister for Environment requested (28 June 2012) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report to the Minister on the proposed changes to the implementation conditions applicable to the Ord River Irrigation Area Stage 2 (M2 Supply Channel).

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Minister for State Development
Release Date: 31 January 2013
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.18 MB)
1466

Voyager Quarry, Lots 11 & 14 Horton Road, The Lakes, Avon Location 1881, Shire of Northam – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 – change to implementation conditions

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (31 May 2012) under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (the EP Act) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Voyager Quarry proposal; Lots 11 and 14 Horton Road, The Lakes, Avon Location 1881, Shire of Northam.

This report is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1466) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the EP Act.


Status: Final
Proponent: BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd
Release Date: 23 January 2013
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 789.25 KB)
1465

Hope Downs 4 Iron Ore Project – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to delete conditions 8-2, 9-2 and 10-2 and amend conditions 5-1 and 8-3 of Ministerial Statement 854

Summary:

The Minister for Environment requested on 8 July 2012 that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report to the Minister on Hamersley Hope Management Services Pty Ltd’s proposed changes to the environmental conditions for the Hope Downs 4 Iron Ore Project.

The following is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Hamersley Hope Management Services Pty Ltd
Release Date: 14 January 2013
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 814.79 KB)
1464

Wheatstone Development – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to change Condition 8 of Ministerial Statement 873

Summary:

The Minister for Environment requested on 14 December 2012 that the Environmental Protection Authority inquire into and report to the Minister on Chevron Australia Pty Ltd’s proposed changes to the environmental conditions applicable to the Wheatstone Development.

This report is the Environmental Protection Authority’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Chevron Australia Pty Ltd
Release Date: 14 January 2013
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 819.87 KB)
1463

Iron Valley Above Watertable Mining Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal to develop an iron ore mine on the Iron Valley tenement by Iron Ore Holdings Ltd.

Download the proponent's API document here (pdf 8.60 Mb)

Download appendices to the proponent's API document:

Appendix A - EIA Scoping Report (pdf 1.42 Mb)

Appendix B - Iron Valley groundwater assessment (pdf 18 Mb)

Appendix C - Flora and vegetation survey (pdf 12.3 Mb)

Appendix D - Subterranean fauna assessment (pdf 7.06 Mb)

Appendix E - Soils and landforms preliminary studies (pdf 4.29 Mb)

Appendix F - Aboriginal Heritage Enquiry System results (pdf 922 kb)

Appendix G - Acid and metalliferous drainage assessment and management strategy (pdf 356 kb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Iron Ore Holdings Ltd
Release Date: 7 January 2013
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.21 MB)
1462

Wheatstone development - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to change Condition 19 of Ministerial Statement 873

Summary:

The Minister for Environment requested on 27 July 2012 that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report to the Minister on Chevron Australia Pty Ltd’s proposed changes to the environmental conditions applicable to the Wheatstone Development.

The following is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No.1462) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

Download the Meta Economics report Carbon Price Complementarity of WA Greenhouse Gas Requirements here. (pdf 1.26 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Chevron Australia Pty Ltd
Release Date: 17 December 2012
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 956.45 KB)
1461

Establishment of an Industrial Park at Meenaar 18 km east of Northam - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to remove the entire implementation conditions and proponent commitments of Ministerial Statement 293

Summary: The Minister for Environment requested (on 6 March 2012 that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report to the Minister on Landcorp’s proposed changes to the environmental conditions for the Avon Industrial Park.

This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1461) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
Status: Final
Proponent: Landcorp
Release Date: 17 December 2012
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 790.45 KB)
1460

Oakajee Deepwater Port - inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 - change to implementation conditions - extension of timeframe for substantial commencement

Summary: The Minister for Environment requested on 4 November 2012 under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report on the matter of changing the implementation conditions relating to the Oakajee Deepwater Port proposal.

The following is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1460) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the EP Act.
Status: Final
Proponent: Minister for State Development
Release Date: 12 December 2012
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 798.32 KB)
1459

Armstrong Reserve, Dunsborough - urban and commercial development

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Ray Village Aged Services (Inc) trading as Capecare to develop a 1.28 hectare (ha) portion of Armstrong Reserve in Dunsborough for the purpose of constructing an aged care facility.

Download the proponent's response to submissions here (pdf 6.16 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Ray Village Aged Services (Inc) t/a Capecare
Release Date: 10 December 2012
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.95 MB)
1458

Yellowfin Tuna Aquaculture Trial, Zeewijk Channel, Abrolhos Islands

Summary:

On 11 May 2012 the Minister for Environment requested that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report to the Minister on Pelsaert Pty Ltd's (formerly Latitude Fisheries Pty Ltd), and W.T.N. Nominees Pty. Ltd. proposed changes to the implementation conditions for the Yellowfin Tuna Aquaculture Trial, Zeewijk Channel, Abrolhos Islands proposal.

This is the EPA's Report and Recommendations (No. 1445) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Pelsaert Pty Ltd
Release Date: 10 December 2012
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 2.15 MB)
1457

Nammuldi-Silvergrass Expansion Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Hamersley Iron Pty. Limited (Hamersley Iron) to expand the Nammuldi-Silvergrass Iron Ore Project. The original Nammuldi-Silvergrass Iron Ore Project, located approximately 60 kilometres (km) north west of the town of Tom Price in the Pilbara region, was approved on 28 November 2000 and is subject to the requirements of Ministerial Statement 558.

The expansion proposal is expected to increase the production rate to approximately 45 million tonnes per year over a project life of approximately 17 to 20 years. This will occur by widening and deepening the Marra Mamba pits at both Nammuldi and Silvergrass, and mining bedded Brockman ore at Nammuldi. Mining at the two mines would be both above and below the water table.

There would be accompanying increases in the capacity of and relocation of processing facilities and transport infrastructure and an increase in dewatering to access ore below the water table. The existing project is authorised to clear 2,000 hectares (ha) of vegetation. Approximately 3,900 ha of vegetation would be cleared for additional mine pits, waste dumps and associated infrastructure and facilities. Surplus water management would include transferring dewater to approximately 2,500 ha of pastoral land which would be irrigated for agriculture.

Download Appendix 5 - The proponent's response to submissions (pdf 193 kb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd
Release Date: 21 November 2012
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.86 MB)
1456

Flinders Pilbara Iron Ore Project – Stage 1

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal to develop and operate an iron ore mine on the Blacksmith tenement in the Pilbara region of Western Australia by Flinders Mines Limited.


Status: Final
Proponent: Flinders Mines Limited
Release Date: 21 November 2012
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 7.34 MB)
1455

Brockman Railway Infrastructure Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Brockman Iron Pty Ltd to develop the Brockman Railway Infrastructure Project. The proposed railway will allow Brockman to transport iron ore from the previously approved Brockman Marillana Iron Ore Project to the proposed Multi-User Iron Export (Landside) Facility in Port Hedland.

Download the proponent's API document (pdf 1.31 Mb)

Download the appendices to the proponent's API document (zip 27.4 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Brockman Iron Pty Ltd
Release Date: 19 November 2012
Appeals Closed
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.29 MB)
1454

Kemerton Silica Sand Mining – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend implementation Condition 3-1 of Ministerial Statement 703 – Extension of time limit for substantial commencement

Summary:

The Minister for Environment requested in August 2012 that the Environmental Protection Authority inquire into and report to the Minister on Kemerton Silica Sand Pty Ltd's proposed amendment of Implementation Condition 3-1 for the Kemerton Silica Sand Mining Proposal to extend the time limit for substantially commencing the proposal.

This report is the EPA's Report and Recommendations (No. 1454) pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (the EP Act).


Status: Final
Proponent: Kemerton Silica Sand Pty Ltd
Release Date: 19 November 2012
No Appeals
Click here to view the document (file type: Acrobat PDF file size: 1.59 MB)
1453

Waste disposal site at Narngulu (Meru Waste Disposal Facility) – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to remove implementation conditions and proponent commitments of Ministerial Statements 172 and 173

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested (June 2012) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report to the Minister on the City of Greater Geraldton's proposed deletion of the Implementation Conditions and Proponent Commitments for the Narngulu (Meru) Waste Disposal Facility.

This report is the EPA's Report and Recommendations (No. 1453) pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: City of Greater Geraldton
Release Date: 12 November 2012
No Appeals
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1452

Expansion of the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Shark Bay - Section 46 change to Condition 4 of Ministerial Statement 709 - Extension of time limit for substantial commencement

Summary:

The Minister for Environment has requested that the Environmental Protection Authority inquire into and report on the matter of changing Condition 4 of Ministerial Statement 709 to extend the time limit of approval for the substantial commencement of the above proposal.

This is the EPA's Report and Recommendations (No. 1452) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


Status: Final
Proponent: Aspen Parks Property Management Ltd
Release Date: 5 November 2012
No Appeals
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1451

Borrow Pits in Millstream Chichester National Park

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Robe River Mining Co Pty Ltd to develop seven borrow pits within Millstream Chichester National Park.

Download the proponent's API document. (pdf 4.71 Mb)

Appendices to the API document

Appendix 1 - BPMP (zip 4.02 Mb)

Appendix 2 - Studies undertaken (zip 31.9 Mb)

Appendix 3 - Visual montages of stage one proposed borrow pits (zip 3.42 Mb)

Appendix 4 - Rio Tinto Proposed Offset Package (zip 20.5 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Robe River Mining Co Pty Ltd
Release Date: 29 October 2012
Appeals Closed
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1450

Subdivision proposal - Lot 504 Lexia Avenue, Upper Swan, City of Swan

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Mr G.M and Mrs C.M White to subdivide Lot 504 Lexia Avenue, Upper Swan into three rural lots.

The proponent has submitted a referral document setting out the details of the proposal, potential environmental impacts and proposed commitments to manage those impacts.

The EPA considers that the proposal, as described, cannot meet the EPA’s environmental objectives for:

a) Specially protected (threatened) fauna;

b) Regionally significant vegetation, wetlands and watercourses; and

c) Surface water quality and quantity.

The EPA has therefore determined under Section 40 of the EP Act that the level of assessment for the proposal is Assessment on Proponent Information (API) Category B (environmentally unacceptable), and this report provides the EPA advice and recommendations in accordance with Section 44 of the EP Act.


Status: Final
Proponent: Mr G & Mrs C White
Release Date: 22 October 2012
Appeals Closed
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1449

FerrAus Pilbara Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal to expand the FerrAus Pilbara Project by FerrAus Pty Limited.

The proponent's API documents are available at http://www.atlasiron.com.au/IRM/content/environment_environmentpublication.html and provided on CD with the printed report. Please contact the Office of the EPA for a copy of the proponent's information on CD.


Status: Final
Proponent: FerrAus Pty Limited
Release Date: 17 September 2012
Appeals Closed
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1448

Yandicoogina Iron Ore Project - Expansion to include Junction South West and Oxbow Deposits

Summary:

This report provides the advice and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority to the Minister for Environment on the key environmental factors and principles for the revised proposal by Hamersley Iron Pty. Limited to expand its Yandicoogina Iron Ore Project by developing new iron ore pits at the Junction South West and Oxbow deposits. Hamersley’s existing approved Yandicoogina operations includes the Junction Central and Junction South East deposits and associated infrastructure. An existing railway connects the Yandicoogina mining operations to the Central Pilbara Railway.

Download Appendix 5 to Report 1448: Proponents response to submissions (pdf 2.16 Mb)

Appendix 1: Detailed Hydrology (Stormwater) Study (pdf 15.6 Mb)

Appendix 2: Energy Efficiency Opportunities (pdf 49 kb)

Appendix 3: Preliminary results of geochemical characterisation of Yandicoogina samples (pdf 2.22 Mb)

Appendix 4: Selenium in Waste Materials at Pilbara Operations (pdf 55 kb)

Appendix 5: Yandicoogina Closure Options: Preliminary Water Modelling Results (Please note that this appendix is very large and not available online. Contact the Office of the EPA for the Appendix on CD).

Appendix 6: Yandicoogina Operations Audit Register (pdf 49 Kb) 

Appendix 7a: Yandicoogina Fauna Species List (pdf 72 Kb)

Appendix 7b: Yandicoogina JSW & Oxbow Fauna Assemblages by Habitat (pdf 52 Kb)

Appendix 8: Rio Tinto Iron Ore sponsored ARC Linkage Grants (Past, present and future) (pdf 115 Kb)

Appendix 9: Rio Tinto Iron Ore Soil Management Process (pdf 27 Kb)

Appendix 10: Yandicoogina Closure Options - Summary of water and salt balance modelling (pdf 58 Kb)

Appendix 11: Update report – baseline hydrology assessment for Yandi discharge (pdf 5.12 Mb)

Appendix 12: Synthesis of discharge impacts on Marillana and Weeli Wolli Creeks (pdf 2.61 Mb)

Appendix 13: Marandoo Phase II Coolibah Soil Moisture Investigation (pdf 8.07 Mb)

Appendix 14: Review of flora and vegetation along Weeli Wolli, Mindy Mindy and Coondiner creeklines (Mattiske 2011) (pdf 2.36 Mb)

Appendix 15: Drawdown and discharge impact figures (pdf 7.65 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Hamersley Iron Pty. Limited
Release Date: 27 August 2012
Appeals Closed
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1447

Bayonet Head Plan for Development

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the strategic proposal to develop Bayonet Head for urban purposes (Bayonet Head Plan for Development) by Lowe Pty Ltd, Housing Authority, MB and EM Cameron, K Slee, M Greer and the City of Albany.

The Bayonet Head Plan for Development was referred to the EPA, and has been assessed as a strategic proposal as it identifies a future staged urban subdivision and urban development of land, with each stage subject to consideration as a derived proposal under section 39B of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

The pdf of the report includes the proponent's response to submissions as Appendix 5.

Status: Final
Proponent: Lowe Pty Ltd; Housing Authority; K Slee; E and M Cameron; M Greer; City of Albany
Release Date: 13 August 2012
Appeals Closed
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1446

Barrambie Vanadium Project, Shires of Meekatharra and Sandstone

Summary: This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal to develop and operate an open-cut vanadium mine and process plant by Reed Resources Ltd.

This pdf of the report includes the proponent's response to submissions as Appendix 5.

Status: Final
Proponent: Reed Resources Ltd
Release Date: 13 August 2012
Appeals Closed
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1445

Anketell Point Port Development, Antonymyre, Shire of Roebourne

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal to establish and operate a multi-user deepwater port with iron ore stockpiling, transfer and ship loading facilities at Anketell Point. The Proposal by API Management Pty Limited allows for facilities required by API and future third parties to be developed.

Download Appendix 5 - Proponent's response to submissions here. (pdf 12.5 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: API Management Pty Limited
Release Date: 30 July 2012
Appeals Closed
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1444

Browse Liquefied Natural Gas Precinct

Summary:

 Note: In the matter of The Wilderness Society of WA (Inc) –v- Minister for Environment [2013] WASC, the Supreme Court of Western Australia found the EPA’s decision to report to the Minister invalid because there had been no valid assessment.

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s  advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the strategic proposal referred by the Minister for State Development to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing precinct at James Price Point, 60 kilometres north of Broome.

It is the EPA’s view that the proposed LNG precinct could be implemented at James Price Point such that the EPA’s objectives could be met, provided that strict environmental management conditions and appropriate offsets, as recommended in this report, are applied.

Download appendices:

 Appendix 5 - Proponents response to submissions (pdf 4.84 Mb)

 Appendix A to the Response to submissions, Q & A (pdf 4.06 Mb)

 Appendix 6 - Palaeontology Survey of the Broome Sandstone (pdf 5.98 Mb)

 Letter to Dr Paul Vogel from DSD on the dinosaur footprint survey (pdf 580 kb)

 Appendix 7 - Browse Bilby Review (pdf 3.81 Mb)

 Peer review of the Browse Bilby Review (pdf 38.1 kb)

 Appendix 8 - 43A Application – Integrated Marine Facility (pdf 713 kb)

 App 8: Attachment 1 (pdf 5.36 Mb)

 App 8: Attachment 2 (pdf 1.01 Mb)

 App 8: Attachment 3 (pdf 592 kb)

 App 8: Attachment 4 (pdf 160 kb)

 App 8: Attachment 5 (pdf 168 kb)

 Appendix 9 -  Additional information on underwater noise (pdf 46 kb)

 Underwater noise modelling assessment (pdf 379 kb)

 Appendix 10 - Section 43A Application - Change in dredging volume (pdf 3.63 Mb)

 Report on sediment impact thresholds developed for James Price Point nearshore benthic communities (pdf 1.39 Mb)

 Letter from DSD to Dr Paul Vogel regarding assessment of dredging impacts (pdf 184 kb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Minister for State Development
Release Date: 16 July 2012
Appeals Closed
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1443

Forest Management Plan 2004-2013 – end-of-term audit of performance report

Summary: This report fulfils a requirement under the current Ministerial approval statement for the Forest Management Plan 2004-2013 for the Environmental Protection Authority to provide public reports to the Minister on the midterm and end-of-term audits.
Status: Final
Proponent: Conservation Commission
Release Date: 22 June 2012
No Appeals
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1442

Augusta Wastewater Treatment Plant – proposal under s46 of the EP Act to remove implementation conditions of Ministerial Statement 126

Summary: The Minister for Environment has requested (23 June 2011) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report to the Minister on the Water Corporation’s proposed changes to the environmental conditions for the Augusta Wastewater Treatment Plant. This is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations (No. 1442) to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
Status: Final
Proponent: Water Corporation
Release Date: 18 June 2012
Appeals close
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1441

Weld Range Iron Ore Project

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Limited to develop an iron ore mine and associated infrastructure at Weld Range.

Download the proponent's response to submissions. (pdf 10.7 Mb)

Download the Flora Data Addendum (pdf 8.99 Mb)

Download the Dust Management Plan. (pdf 889 kb)

Download the Fire Management Plan (pdf 4.52 Mb)

Download the proponent's response to the EPA's request for more information (pdf 7.17 Mb)

Download Appendices A - P (zip 46.6 Mb)


Status: Final
Proponent: Sinosteel Midwest Management Pty Ltd
Release Date: 18 June 2012
Appeals Closed
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1440

Wheatstone Development – s46 changes to conditions 6 and 8 of Ministerial Statement 873

Summary: The Minister for Environment has requested (30 May 2012) that the Environmental Protection Authority inquire into and report to the Minister on Chevron Australia Pty Ltd’s proposed changes to the environmental conditions for the Wheatstone Development (Gas Processing, Export Facilities and Infrastructure, Shire of Ashburton and Roebourne). This report is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
Status: Final
Proponent: Chevron Australia Pty Ltd
Release Date: 5 June 2012
No Appeals
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1439

Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Mining Project Stage 1 – Section 46 Change to Condition 9 of Ministerial Statement 824 – Short Range Endemic Invertebrates

Summary: The Minister for Environment has requested (27 March 2012) that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) inquire into and report to the Minister on Roy Hill Iron Ore Pty Ltd’s proposed changes to the environmental conditions for the Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Mining Project. This report is the EPA’s Report and Recommendations to the Minister pursuant to section 46(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
Status: Final
Proponent: Roy Hill Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Release Date: 5 June 2012
No Appeals
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1438

Yilgarn Operations – Windarling Range W4 East Deposit

Summary:

This report provides the Environmental Protection Authority’s advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore Pty Ltd to develop an iron ore mine and haul road known as the Windarling Range W4 East Deposit 130 kilometres north of Southern Cross.

The proponent's API document is available on their website.


Status: Final
Proponent: Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Release Date: 28 May 2012
Appeals Closed
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