Strategic Advice

Section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 provides that a function of the Environmental Protection Authority is to advise the Minister for Environment on environmental matter generally, and on any matter which the Minister may refer to it for advice.

The EPA has published many reports outlining its strategic advice on a wide range of issues.

Date published: 20 November 2006

The Environmental Protection Authority has been requested by the Minister for the Environment to provide advice under section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 on the buffer requirements for the Water Corporation's Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. The request arises out of community concerns regarding the extent of the odour buffer from the Plant.

This strategic advice was published as Bulletin 1240.

Proponent: Water Corporation
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Date published: 25 September 2006

This report, published as Bulletin 1230, provides the Environmental Protection Authority's strategic advice to the Minister for the Environment under section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and to the Western Australian Planning Commission on the proposal by Fremantle Ports and the Department for Planning and Infrastructure to develop a new port facility and related transport infrastructure for container trade and general cargo in Cockburn Sound.

Proponent: Fremantle Ports/Department for Planning and Infrastructure
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Date published: 29 November 2004

This report, published as Bulletin 1153, provides the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA's) advice to the Minister for the Environment on the strategic assessment of the concept by the Gas Pipeline Sale Steering Committee (GPSSC) to expand the existing Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) corridor between Kwinana and the Kemerton Industrial Estate.

Proponent: Gas Pipeline Sale Steering Committee
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Date published: 20 October 2003

The EPA has been requested by the Western Australian Minister for the Environment to provide advice under section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 on a policy framework for petroleum exploration and development within the Shark Bay World Heritage Property. The request arises out of the 1997 agreement between the State and Commonwealth governments on the administrative arrangements for the Shark Bay World Heritage Property.

This strategic advice was published as Bulletin 1115.

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Date published: 18 August 2003

This report, published as Bulletin 1106, provides the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA's) advice to the Minister for the Environment on the strategic assessment of the Western Australian Government's concept to establish the Geraldton to North-eastern Goldfields Infrastructure corridor between Compressor Station 7 (CS7) on the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) and the Goldfields Highway north of Leonora.
 

Proponent: Gas Pipeline Sale Steering Committee
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Date published: 03 February 2003

Following a request from the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, the Minister for the Environment and Heritage sought advice from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in late August 2002 pursuant to Section 16(j) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 in relation to the alignment for Stage 8 of Roe Highway. Specifically, the Minister for the Environment and Heritage sought the EPA’s confirmation of the environmental values that would be impacted if Stage 8 of Roe Highway were to be constructed. This EPA report, published as Bulletin 1088, provides environmental advice on the key environmental values associated with the alignment of Roe Highway Stage 8 and likely impacts arising if construction was undertaken.

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Date published: 28 January 2003

A Management Strategy for the Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary System was approved for implementation by the Minister for the Environment on 4 January 1989. The Strategy was developed to address an environmental problem of massive algal growth in the Peel-Harvey System, caused by an increase in nutrients, especially phosphorus, from the estuaries' coastal catchment. Appendices A and B are not included in the download pdf file.

This advice was published as Bulletin 1087.

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Date published: 05 November 2001

Ardross Estates Pty Ltd (Ardross Estates) proposes to develop a land holding of 2,006 hectares for urban, recreational and tourism purposes near Jurien Bay. The site which is bound by Jurien Bay townsite to the north, the Hill River to the south, the Indian Ocean coastline to the west, and Indian Ocean Drive to the east, contains approximately 1 508 hectares of bushland.

This strategic advice was published as 1031.

Proponent: Ardross Estates Pty Ltd
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Date published: 09 July 2001

This report, published as Bulletin 1020, provides the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA's) advice to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on the strategic assessment of the proposal by the Gas Pipeline Sale Steering Committee (GPSSC) on behalf of the Western Australian State Government to establish a land corridor from the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline to the Oakajee Industrial Estate. The corridor is needed in order to enable future lateral gas pipelines to be constructed to service industries on the Oakajee Estate.

Proponent: Gas Pipeline Sale Steering Committee
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Date published: 01 July 2001

This report, published as Bulletin 1019, provides the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA) advice to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on the strategic assessment on the proposal by Western Australian Government to expand the land corridor for the Dampier to Bullsbrook section of the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP).

Proponent: Gas Pipeline Sale Steering Committee
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