Interim Strategic Advice: Perth and Peel @ 3.5 Million - Environmental impacts, risks and remedies

The Environmental Protection Authority has released interim strategic advice to the Minister for Environment on implications for the environment of the Perth and Peel regions from an increasing population.

In July 2012, the then Minister for Environment asked the EPA to provide strategic advice in relation to:

  1. the strategic environmental implications of the proposed future development for a city of 3.5 million people; and
  2. policy and guidance that can be used to optimise subsequent approval processes to ensure environmental outcomes are delivered in the most efficient and timely manner.

The interim advice contributes to the Western Australian Government’s Strategic Assessment of the Perth and Peel regions and provides the EPA’s advice on the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Perth and Peel @ 3.5 Million report and four draft planning frameworks for the Perth-Peel sub-regions.

The EPA’s advice delivers 36 recommendations focusing on air and water quality, and improving the Swan and Canning rivers and Peel-Harvey Estuary, as well as measures to protect biodiversity, the marine environment, human health, heritage and amenity.

The EPA will deliver its final strategic advice in 2016.

Download the EPA’s Interim Strategic Advice: Perth and Peel @ 3.5 Million - Environmental impacts, risks and remedies (pdf 7.5 Mb)

Read the EPA’s 7 August 2015 media statement on the release of the interim advice.

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Release Date: 17 August 2015
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Release Date: 17 August 2015
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Port Kennedy Regional Recreation Centre – Becher Point, Stage 1 proposal – inquiry under s46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to amend Ministerial Statements 105 & 359
Release Date: 10 August 2015
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Revised Marandoo iron ore project recommended for approval: EPA Report 1558
Summary: Revisions to the existing Marandoo Iron Ore Project, 37km east of Tom Price in the central Pilbara, intended mainly to consolidate and update conditions, have been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.
Release Date: 17 August 2015
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Iron ore mine recommended for approval: EPA Report 1557
Summary: The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended approval of an open-pit iron ore mine in the Pilbara.
Release Date: 17 August 2015
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New EPA guidance and templates for Condition Environmental Management Plans
The EPA has released its Environmental Assessment Guideline for Preparation of Management Plans under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EAG17) and associated templates. Training sessions on the new guidance and its application are available.
Release Date: 27 August 2015
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EPA website alert - Friday 3 July to Monday 6 July
The EPA's website will be intermittently unavailable from 6pm Friday 3 July to 7am Monday 6 July due to planned server maintenance. Our consultation hub at https://consultation.epa.wa.gov.au will not be affected.
Release Date: 3 July 2015
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