Referral of Proposals and Schemes


Referral of Planning Schemes and Amendments to the EPA under the Planning and Development Act 2005, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Act 2011 and the Hope Valley Wattleup Redevelopment Act 2000

All planning schemes and amendments must be referred to the EPA by the responsible authority. A form is available below.

Please note that these referrals under this process are not subject to public comment.

 Form: Referral of a Scheme or Scheme Amendment to the EPA by the Responsible Authority

Referrals of Development Proposals under section 38(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986

A guideline has been prepared to help proponents, Decision-Making Authorities (DMAs) and members of the public decide when and how to make referrals to the EPA.

 Environmental Assessment Guideline for Referral of a proposal under s38 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EAG 16)

A fact sheet - Referral of a proposal to the EPA (pdf 478kb) provides a simple outline of the referral process.

All referrals by proponents, DMAs or members of the public (as third parties) under s38 of the EP Act are to be submitted using the form below.

FORM: Referral of a Proposal to the Environmental Protection Authority under Section 38 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986