One Stop Shop Assessment Bilateral Agreement

Western Australia (WA) has signed a new assessment bilateral agreement with the Commonwealth under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) as a step to delivering a one-stop-shop for environmental approvals.

The agreement was signed on 3 October 2014 and started to operate on 1 January 2015.

The previous assessment bilateral agreement between WA and the Commonwealth ceased on 31 December 2014 and existing assessments transitioned to the new agreement as of 1 January.

The agreement allows WA to assess proposals on behalf of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth will still make the approval decision relying on the WA assessment report.

Key information regarding the agreement is available here (pdf 344 kb)

Information for proponents on environmental impact assessment under the new Assessment Bilateral Agreement is available here (pdf 415 kb)

The agreement itself can be viewed here (pdf 166 kb)

Latest
West Angelas Deposit A west and Deposit F - Revised Proposal
Release Date: 22 June 2015
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Exploration Drilling E70/2227 Feral Prospect
Release Date: 25 May 2015
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Pilbara Iron Ore Project - Revised Proposal
Release Date: 18 May 2015
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Media
Iron ore mine extension recommended for approval - EPA Report 1551
Summary: An extension to an operating iron ore mine 130km northwest of Newman has been recommended for conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.
Release Date: 22 June 2015
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Exploration Drilling E70/2227 Feral Prospect recommended for conditional approval by the EPA - EPA Report 1549
Summary: A proposal for exploration drilling on the Feral Prospect (E70/2227), near the town of Perenjori – 348km from Perth, has been recommended for strict conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.
Release Date: 25 May 2015
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announcements/
Cyclone Mineral Sands Project Public Environmental Review
The Cyclone Mineral Sands PER is open for viewing and submissions through our consultation hub at https://consultation.epa.wa.gov.au.
Release Date: 29 June 2015
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EPA website alert
The EPA's website will be intermittently unavailable on Saturday 27 June from 6am to 8pm due to a datacentre upgrade. Our consultation hub at https://consultation.epa.wa.gov.au will not be affected.
Release Date: 26 June 2015
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