Draft Policy: Applications for amendments to clearing permits

Closed 28 May 2021

Opened 1 Apr 2021


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 are currently seeking feedback on the draft Policy: Applications for amendments to clearing permits.

The draft policy provides guidance on matters that the department considers when making a decision on an application to amend a clearing permit under the EP Act.

Request for feedback

Feedback is sought on the content of the draft Policy: Applications for amendments to clearing permits.

All feedback received and recent amendments to the EP Act passed through parliament will be considered in finalising the policy.

The consultation period will run from Thursday 1 April to Thursday 27 May 2021 (8 weeks).

All submissions must be received by 5pm (AWST) on Friday 27 May 2021.

How to make a submission

We would prefer you to make a submission through this online site; however, you can also send submissions to betterregulatorypractice@dwer.wa.gov.au or via:

Better Regulatory Practice
Department of Water Environmental Regulation
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About making a submission

If you make a submission, please be aware that in doing so, you are consenting to it being treated as a part of a public document. Your name will be published; however, your contact address will be withheld for privacy. If you do not consent to your submission being treated as part of a public document, you should either mark it as confidential, or specifically identify what information you consider to be confidential, and include an explanation. Please note that a confidential submission may be disclosed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 1992, or any other applicable written law. The department reserves the right to delete any content that could be regarded as racially vilifying, derogatory, or defamatory to an individual or an organisation, prior to publishing the submission.

Draft policy

A PDF copy of the draft policy may be downloaded via the link below.


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