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  • Climate change issues paper - consultation

    The Government of Western Australia is seeking public comment on climate change issues and opportunities and has released an issues paper. You are invited to share your views by making a submission to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. We are seeking your... More
    Closed 29 November 2019
  • Environmental Protection Act 1986 amendments consultation

    The Government of Western Australia sought public comment on proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and released a discussion paper and an Exposure draft Bill . The amendments aim to improve regulatory efficiency and effectiveness and facilitate the implementation of... More
    Closed 28 January 2020
  • Managing amplified music noise in entertainment precincts

    The Government of Western Australia and the City of Perth are working together to engage the community in discussions about how to manage noise from amplified music. The proposed reforms are aimed at balancing the competing needs of entertainment venues, other businesses and residents in... More
    Closed 14 February 2020
  • Guideline: Reduction waiver or refund of clearing permit application fees

    The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) is developing new guidance to provide external stakeholders with further information on how the department carries out its regulatory functions under Part V Division 2 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. We... More
    Closed 1 April 2020
  • Review of the waste levy

    The action plan for the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 includes a State Government commitment to review the scope and application of the levy to ensure that it meets the objectives of the strategy, and to establish a schedule of future levy rates. This paper seeks... More
    Closed 15 July 2020
  • Closing the loop: Waste reforms for a circular economy

    The waste reform paper Closing the loop contains detailed legislative proposals to improve waste management and the waste levy in Western Australia, and has been published as a consultation regulatory impact statement. The consultation paper follows a 2017 discussion paper published by... More
    Closed 15 July 2020
  • Review of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007

    The Government of Western Australia has released a discussion paper and is seeking feedback on the review of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007, the principal legislation for waste management in Western Australia. The Act requires that the legislation be... More
    Closed 25 November 2020
  • Draft Guideline: Better Practice Composting

    Overview The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) is producing a series of industry specific guidelines to provide external stakeholders further information on how the department carries out its regulatory functions under Part V Division 3 of the... More
    Closed 25 November 2020
  • Waste not, want not: Valuing waste as a resource: Discussion paper

    The Government of Western Australia has released the discussion paper Waste not, want not: Valuing waste as a resource, and is seeking feedback on the proposed legislative framework for waste-derived materials. The proposed legislative amendments will provide certainty about when... More
    Closed 18 December 2020
  • Draft Policy: Applications for amendments to clearing permits

    The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) is developing new guidance to provide external stakeholders with further information on how the department carries out its regulatory functions under Part V Division 2 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act). We... More
    Closed 28 May 2021
  • Derby groundwater allocation plan

    The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is responsible for managing the availability and quality of water. Developing water allocation plans is one of the ways we manage the state’s water resources. We are seeking feedback on the Derby groundwater allocation plan... More
    Closed 31 May 2021
  • Guideline: Native vegetation referrals

    The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) released the Draft Guideline: Native vegetation referrals on 30 June 2021 for public consultation for one (1) month. The consultation period ended on 30 July 2021. This guideline was developed to inform... More
    Closed 30 July 2021
  • Managing water in the Fitzroy River Catchment

    The Government of Western Australia has released the Managing water in the Fitzroy River Catchment: Discussion paper for stakeholder consultation and is seeking feedback on the options and approaches being considered to protect the Fitzroy River and manage the use of water to support... More
    Closed 31 August 2021
  • Publication and Confidentiality Regulations

    The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) is seeking feedback on the draft Environmental Protection Regulations (Publication and Confidentiality) Regulations 2021 . The Publication and Confidentiality Regulations will improve and streamline the materials that the... More
    Closed 7 September 2021
  • Draft Guideline: Assessment of environmental noise emissions

    The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) is seeking public comment on the draft Guideline: Assessment of environmental noise emissions. This guideline is part of a series of technical documents aimed at providing applicants guidance on the department's... More
    Closed 10 September 2021
  • Bilateral Agreements Regulations

    Amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) provide for a person to apply for a matter to be considered a ‘bilateral matter’. In broad terms, this is a process for a person who is potentially covered by a bilateral agreement to opt in to being dealt with under that bilateral... More
    Closed 14 September 2021
  • Cost Recovery for Part IV Environmental Protection Act, 1986

    The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) is seeking comment on the implementation of cost recovery for Part IV activities. The Department has developed a pricing model to implement fees and charges for the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process.  The... More
    Closes 22 October 2021
  • Native vegetation policy for WA: Draft for consultation

    The State Government welcomes your review and feedback on the Consultation draft: Native vegetation policy for Western Australia . Explanatory notes outline how previous consultation feedback was used and how regional planning will take place. For more information... More
    Closes 25 October 2021
  • Draft Guideline: Dust emissions

    The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) is seeking public comment on the draft Guideline: Dust emissions. This guideline is part of a series of technical documents aimed at providing applicants guidance on the department's requirements for the assessment of... More
    Closes 5 November 2021
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