Media Statements

Media statements are also released by the Minister for Environment.

Please note that the email address for general media enquiries is info.epa@dwer.wa.gov.au.

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EPA urges tighter environmental controls in Collie Report 1607
20 October 2017

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released its report on an inquiry into a proposal to change environmental conditions for the Bluewaters power station near Collie.

The Bluewaters Power Station Phase I and Phase II proposals, to construct and operate a sub-critical coal-fired base-load power generating facility 4 km northeast of Collie, were each assessed in 2005.

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EPA recommends conditional approval for Thunderbird project Report 1606
09 October 2017

A proposal to mine mineral sands has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), with strict conditions.

Sheffield Resources Limited’s Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project proposal is located on the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley, approximately 95 km northeast of Broome and 75 km west of Derby.

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EPA issues advice on Mandogalup buffer size
02 August 2017

The Environmental Protection Authority has released advice on buffer size for urban development in Mandogalup, a suburb in the City of Kwinana.

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EPA recommends conditional approval for tyre recycling facility: Report 1601
31 July 2017

A proposal by Elan Energy Matrix Pty Ltd (Elan) to develop and operate a tyre resource recovery facility in Welshpool has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Mining unique Banded Iron Formations would cause irreversible environmental impacts - EPA
28 June 2017

Two proposals to mine significant Banded Iron Formations (BIFs) would cause permanent and irreversible environmental impacts, with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) today recommending against their approval.

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EPA recommends approval for ground water replenishment proposal: Report 1597
29 May 2017

The second stage of the Water Corporation’s proposed Perth Groundwater Replenishment Scheme has been recommended for conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

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EPA recommends approval for new Mid West aquaculture zone
03 April 2017

Western Australia’s second large-scale aquaculture development zone has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Office of the EPA determines one non-compliance on Roe Highway Extension
29 March 2017

An environmental audit on the clearing for the Roe Highway Extension, which is now on hold, found Main Roads WA and construction contractors displayed a “high level of commitment and performance” in implementing environmental approval conditions and management plans.

However the audit identified one minor area for improvement in regards to the correct signage for dieback and weeds.

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EPA recommends approval for underground pipeline: Report 1592
23 January 2017

The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended conditions for an underground pipeline which intersects a small section of a Bush Forever site.

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EPA launches new website, guidelines and procedures
13 December 2016

The Environmental Protection Authority has today launched its new website and updated guidelines and procedures for environmental impact assessment.

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