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Public notices include notifications of EPA decisions on whether to assess referred proposals, schemes and scheme amendments (previously "Chairman's Determinations"), reports released, new publications, opportunities for training, etc.

Detail on the EPA's decision on whether to assess is now published on the project page of the proposal or scheme.

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Summary: The following items were referred and levels of assessment have been determined.

ASSESSMENT ON PROPONENT INFORMATION (CATEGORY A)

1. Balannup Wastewater Pressure Main

REFERRAL EXAMINED, PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND INQUIRIES CONDUCTED. SCHEME AMENDMENT NOT TO BE ASSESSED UNDER PART IV OF THE EP ACT. NO ADVICE GIVEN (NO APPEALS)

2. Shire of Dandaragan – Local Planning Scheme 7 – Amendment 28
3. Shire of Northam – Local Planning Scheme 6 – Amendment 5

Release Date: 23 May 2016
Status: Final
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PROPOSAL EXAMINED, PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND INQUIRIES CONDUCTED. PROPOSAL NOT TO BE ASSESSED UNDER PART IV OF THE EP ACT. NO ADVICE GIVEN (APPEALABLE)

Battler Gold Mine Redevelopment

REFERRAL EXAMINED, PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND INQUIRIES CONDUCTED. SCHEME AMENDMENT NOT TO BE ASSESSED UNDER PART IV OF THE EP ACT. NO ADVICE GIVEN (NO APPEALS)

Shire of Harvey – District Planning Scheme 1 – Amendment 116
Shire of Upper Gascoyne – Local Planning Scheme 1
City of Wanneroo – District Planning Scheme 2 – Amendment 158
Town of Bassendean – Local Planning Scheme 10 – Amendment 8
Shire of Nannup – Local Planning Scheme 3 – Amendment 18
City of Albany – Local Planning Scheme 1 – Amendment 18


Summary:

The following Schemes were referred and level of assessment determined.

REFERRAL EXAMINED, PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND INQUIRIES CONDUCTED. SCHEME AMENDMENT NOT TO BE ASSESSED UNDER PART IV OF THE EP ACT. NO ADVICE GIVEN (NO APPEALS)

1.Shire of Gingin – Local Planning Scheme 9 – Amendment 17
2.Town of Cottesloe – Local Planning Scheme 3 – Amendment 5
3.Town of Cottesloe – Local Planning Scheme 3 – Amendment 6
4.City of Subiaco – Town Planning Scheme 4 – Amendment 29
5.City of Fremantle – Local Planning Scheme 4 – Amendment 69
6.City of Mandurah – Scheme 3 – Amendment 134


The following Schemes were referred and level of assessment determined.

REFERRAL EXAMINED, PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND INQUIRIES CONDUCTED. SCHEME AMENDMENT NOT TO BE ASSESSED UNDER PART IV OF THE EP ACT. ADVICE GIVEN (NO APPEALS)

  1. City of Swan – Local Planning Scheme 17 – Amendment 139

REFERRAL EXAMINED, PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND INQUIRIES CONDUCTED. SCHEME AMENDMENT NOT TO BE ASSESSED UNDER PART IV OF THE EP ACT. NO ADVICE GIVEN (NO APPEALS)

  1. Shire of Augusta-Margaret River – Local Planning Scheme 1 – Amendment 36
  2. City of Rockingham – Town Planning Scheme 2 – Amendment 163
  3. City of South Perth – Town Planning Scheme 6 – Amendment 52

The Environmental Protection Authority has changed how it will communicate the Chairman’s Determinations on referrals in an effort to better explain the process.

EPA Chairman Dr Tom Hatton said community feedback had indicated that there was a perception a “Not Assess” decision on a referral meant there had been no serious consideration of a proposal.

“It has become increasingly clear to the EPA that we need to better communicate how we consider referrals on proposals and scheme amendments,” Dr Hatton said.

“A ‘Not Assess’ title does not accurately convey the level of examination we undertake in considering a referral, which often includes a thorough review of the referral, preliminary investigations and inquiries with government departments, local governments and proponents as well as consideration of public comments received throughout a public comment period.”

From today, ‘Not Assess’ will be replaced with “Referral examined, preliminary investigations and inquiries conducted. Proposal / Scheme Amendment not to be assessed under Part IV of EP Act. (Appealable/No Appeals)”.

The EPA often prepares public advice on referrals not formally assessed and this will continue to be published on the EPA’s website with the Chairman’s Determinations each Monday.


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