Environmental Protection Act 1986 amendments consultation

Closes 28 Jan 2020

Opened 28 Oct 2019

Overview

The Government of Western Australia is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and has released a discussion paper and an Exposure draft Bill.

The proposed amendments aim to improve regulatory efficiency and effectiveness and facilitate the implementation of the bilateral agreements under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to deliver better environmental protection and sustainable development outcomes.

You are invited to share your views on the proposed amendments by making a submission to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

Your views will help inform amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

Please see below for related documents: 

Modernising the Environmental Protection Act Discussion Paper

Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2019 (Exposure Draft)

Frequently Asked Questions 

Ministerial Media Statement

 

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 even if your submission is treated as confidential by the department, it may still be disclosed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 1992, or any other applicable written law. DWER reserves the right before publishing a submission to delete any content that could be regarded as racially vilifying, derogatory or defamatory to an individual or an organisation.

 

How to make a submission

You can email submissions to EPActamendments@dwer.wa.gov.au or mail a hard copy to:

Strategy Policy - Environmental Protection Act 1986 amendments Department of Water Environmental Regulation
Locked Bag 10
JOONDALUP DC WA 6919

 

Enquiries 

Should you have any questions in regards to the consultation, please send to: EPActqueries@dwer.wa.gov.au 

A public information session on the proposed EP Act amendments will be held at DWER offices located at 8 Davidson Terrace, Joondalup, between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm on Monday 9th December 2019.  Should you wish to register your interest in attending this session please contact EPActqueries@dwer.wa.gov.au with your details.

 

Modernising the Environmental Protection Act Discussion Paper

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Environmental Protection