EPA issues advice on the cumulative environmental impacts of development in the Pilbara

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The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended the State Government consider developing a long term plan to protect the environmental values of the Pilbara in the face of growing development pressures.

EPA Chairman Paul Vogel said the Pilbara was widely recognised as an important mining province, but it also had a wealth of biodiversity and other environmental values.

The advice:

  • outlines the cumulative impacts of development in the Pilbara;
  • provides a context for the EPA’s assessment of current and future proposals;
  • discuss the rationale behind the EPA’s recommendation for the establishment of a strategic conservation initiative to coordinate the delivery of offsets in the Pilbara; and
  • recommends strategies and actions for a more strategic approach to the consideration of future proposals and protection of biodiversity in the Pilbara.

Download the EPA's advice on Cumulative environmental impacts of development in the Pilbara region (pdf 3.13 Mb)

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