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Media statements are also released by the Minister for Environment.

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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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EPA visit Port Hedland
23 August 2012

The Environmental Protection Authority will today tour Port Hedland and meet with community and business members.

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EPA recommends approval for Albany’s new urban development - EPA Report 1447
13 August 2012

A new urban development in Albany has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

More than 191 hectares within Bayonet Head will be developed by six land owners, including Lowe Pty Ltd, the Housing Authority and the City of Albany, with more than 63 hectares reserved for conservation.

EPA Chairman Paul Vogel said the strategic environmental assessment allowed the proposal’s overall plan to be examined.

Dr Vogel said the EPA welcomed the proponent’s commitment to ensure a section of land was put aside for conservation purposes.

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Anketell Point multi-user port recommended for approval
30 July 2012

The new Anketell Point multi-user port facility near Karratha has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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New Midwest iron ore mine recommended for approval
18 June 2012

Conditional approval for a new iron ore mine at Weld Range in the Midwest has been recommended by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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WA’s first uranium mine recommended for approval
21 May 2012

Western Australia’s first uranium mine has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Browse LNG report expected mid-year
02 May 2012

New, detailed information on the environmental impact of dredging at the proposed Browse Liquefied Natural Gas processing precinct at James Price Point has now been provided to the Environmental Protection Authority for assessment.

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New noise management plan for Busselton Regional Aerodrome - EPA Report 1435
26 March 2012

A new Noise Management Plan (NMP) for Busselton Regional Aerodrome will allow greater flexibility while still limiting environmental impacts, the Environmental Protection Authority has recommended.

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Cape Riche Desalination Plant given conditional approval: EPA Report 1431
13 February 2012

Comprehensive conditions steering the construction of a new seawater desalination plant have been recommended, the Environmental Protection Authority has announced.

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Conditional approval for Cloudbreak Iron Ore Mine expansion: EPA Report 1429
08 February 2012

The Environmental Protection Authority of WA has recommended strict conditional environmental approval for Fortescue Metals Group to expand their Cloudbreak Iron Ore Mine.

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