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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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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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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