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 matters 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: 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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Date published: 28 August 2000

The purpose of this Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) report, published as Bulletin 987, is to provide advice on the Southern River-Forrestdale-Brookdale-Wungong Draft Structure Plan. Section 16(j) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 empowers the EPA "to publish reports on environmental matters generally". Because the EPA reports publicly its advice can be seen and considered by the public, industry, State and Local Government and other stakeholders.

The EPA's advice on the Southern River-Forrestdale-Brookdale-Wungong Draft Structure Plan (draft Structure Plan) (WAPC 1999) is provided to ensure environmental issues are adequately recognised and integrated into future planning in a sustainable way.

Proponent: Western Australian Planning Commission
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Date published: 13 March 2000

The primary purpose of this EPA report, published as Bulletin 970, is to provide advice on the Kununurra-Wyndham Area Development Strategy (KWADS) as released for public comment by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) in August 1999.

The EPA's advice is provided on KWADS to ensure that environmental issues are adequately recognised and integrated into future planning for the region.

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Date published: 04 February 2000

This report, published as Bulletin 967, provides the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA's) advice to the Minister for the Environment under Section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) on a strategic review of the potential development of a 2,000 tonne per annum barramundi (Lates calcarifer) production industry on Lake Argyle near Kununurra, being facilitated by Fisheries Western Australia (FWA).

FWA requested early advice from the EPA on any potential fatal flaws, from an environmental impact perspective, that could be associated with development of the industry. The EPA's report also highlights areas where further work would be required by proponents as part of a formal environmental impact assessment of a firm development proposal under Section 38 of the EP Act.

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