Environmental Protection Act 1986 amendments consultation

Closed 28 Jan 2020

Opened 28 Oct 2019


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 the bilateral agreements under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to deliver better environmental protection and sustainable development outcomes.

The public was invited to share their views on the proposed amendments by making a submission to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

Please see below for related documents:

Modernising the Environmental Protection Act Discussion Paper

Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2019 (Exposure Draft)

Presentation on EPA Act Amendments

Frequently Asked Questions

Ministerial Media Statement

Consultation outcome

The department would like to thank all respondents to this consultation. All submissions can be located here.

To see our response to submissions, read the Consultation summary report.

The feedback received through this process helped to inform the amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 that received Royal Assent on 19 November 2020. Further information is available here.


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