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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Magellan Metals order to be lifted
23 February 2011

Environment Minister Bill Marmion today announced he was lifting the order which prevented Magellan Metals from transporting lead carbonate out of its Wiluna mine into Fremantle.

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Office of EPA reviewing latest Magellan monitoring results
18 February 2011

The Office of the Environmental Protection Authority is reviewing the latest round of 58 monitoring results for the Magellan Metals lead carbonate project.

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EPA Report 1383 – Happy Valley Titanium Minerals Project
14 February 2011

The EPA has recommended that the Minister for Environment not approve Bemax Resources Limited’s proposal to develop a mineral sand mine in the Shire of Capel on the Whicher Scarp, 10 kilometres south of Boyanup. The proposal will involve the clearing of 146 hectares of regionally significant native vegetation.

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EPA Report 1382 – Central West Coal Project
07 February 2011

The EPA has recommended that the Minister for Environment not approve Central West Coal Pty Ltd’s proposal to mine and supply approximately 75 million tonnes of sub-bituminous grade coal to the proposed Coolimba Power Project. The proposal is located approximately 15 kilometres south of Eneabba in the Shires of Coorow and Carnamah, Western Australia.

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EPA Report 1381 - Red Hill Quarry
31 January 2011

The EPA has recommended that the Minister for Environment not approve Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd’s proposed expansion of their Red Hill Quarry.

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Proposed Browse LNG Precinct
15 December 2010

Environmental Protection Authority Chairman Dr Paul Vogel has confirmed the EPA is yet to assess the environmental impacts of the proposed Browse LNG precinct.

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EPA REPORT 1375 – Gidgegannup Granite Quarry
06 December 2010

The Environmental Protection Authority has released advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on Boral Resources (WA) Ltd’s Gidgegannup Granite Quarry 11 kilometres north-east of Midland in the City of Swan.

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New reforms streamline environmental assessments
26 November 2010

A new opportunity for the public to comment on significant proposals referred to the Environmental Protection Authority will be available as part of a suite of reforms to environmental assessments that come into effect today.

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EPA REPORT 1369 – Warro Gas Field 3D onshore seismic survey
11 October 2010

The Environmental Protection Authority has released advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the proposal by Latent Petroleum Pty Ltd to conduct an onshore seismic survey for gas 250 kilometres north-east of Perth within the Watheroo National Park, the proposed Big Soak Plain conservation park, areas of remnant vegetation and cleared agricultural land.

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EPA REPORT 1367 - Southern Source Integration Assets Strategic Proposal
20 September 2010

The Environmental Protection Authority has released advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on the Southern Source Integration Assets (SSIA) strategic proposal of the Water Corporation.

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