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 recommends approval for new Midwest mineral sands operation
04 June 2013

The Environmental Protection Authority has today recommended approval for a new mineral sands mine in the Midwest.

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Pilbara multi-user iron ore port recommended for approval by EPA
20 May 2013

An innovative method to transfer iron ore from shore to ship, removing the need for dredging, has allowed a multi-user iron ore port in the Pilbara to be recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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EPA recommends conditional approval for new Mangles Bay Marina
29 April 2013

The Mangles Bay Marina in Rockingham has been recommended for stringent conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Pilbara Waste to Energy facility recommended for approval
08 April 2013

A Port Hedland waste to energy facility has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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State of the Art Waste to Energy plants environmentally acceptable
04 April 2013

Waste to Energy plants can be introduced in Western Australia in an environmentally acceptable manner, a new international study conducted by the Environmental Protection Authority and Waste Authority has found.

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Office of the EPA to closely monitor lead carbonate transportation
27 March 2013

Rosslyn Hill Mining, formally known as Magellan Metals, has met stringent conditions to allow the staged recommencement of lead carbonate transportation from Wiluna to Fremantle Port.

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EPA approves first derived proposal for Browse LNG development
18 December 2012

The Environmental Protection Authority has declared Woodside Energy Ltd’s proposal to develop the Liquefied Natural Gas plant at James Price Point, 60 km north of Broome, a derived proposal.

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EPA recommends approval for Dunsborough aged care facility
10 December 2012

A new aged care facility in Dunsborough has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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EPA to visit Mangles Bay and Cockburn Sound
05 December 2012

The Environmental Protection Authority will today tour Mangles Bay as part of its assessment of the proposed marina-based tourism precinct.

EPA Chairman Paul Vogel said the site visit was an opportunity to see the area first-hand as part of the EPA’s Public Environmental Review into the Cedar Woods proposal.

“The Mangles Bay Marina proposal has garnered a lot of interest from the local community,” Dr Vogel said.

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Woodside refers James Price Point proposal to EPA
28 November 2012

Browse joint venture operator Woodside today submitted its proposal as foundation proponent to the Environmental Protection Authority.

The proposal to build and operate a Liquefied Natural Gas processing facility and associated infrastructure for the precinct at James Price Point is now open for a seven day public comment period.

EPA Chairman Paul Vogel said the Department of State Development’s strategic proposal, recently approved by Environment Minister Bill Marmion, allowed for multiple LNG users to be co-located on a single site.

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