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 will start to operate on 1 January 2015.

The previous assessment bilateral agreement between WA and the Commonwealth will continue to operate until 31 December 2014.

The agreement will allow 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)

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

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Release Date: 18 November 2014
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Release Date: 10 November 2014
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Release Date: 18 November 2014
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