On 4 November, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) posted notification of its decision to assess the Waitsia Gas Project Stage 2 proposal and that the Chairman’s Determination was Assess – Referral Information.  This means that the EPA considers MEPAU provided sufficient information to undertake the assessment when we self-referred the proposal.

As part of its decision, the EPA has requested MEPAU provide some additional information in the form of management plans. These management plans will be subject to a two-week public review.  During the public review period, the EPA will make these documents available on its website.  In addition, MEPAU will include a link to the management plans from our Mid-West website.

Additional information about the proposal assessment process is available on the EPA’s website.


Photo Credit: Waitzia acuminata by Gail Reed, Dongara – G_Jayr Photographics.

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The Northern Perth Basin

The northern Perth Basin is a prolific oil and gas producing area covering a large portion of the Mid West region of Western Australia. The town of Dongara, located approximately 360km north of Perth, is the regional economic hub for a number of industries, including oil and gas.