Today, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) announced the beginning of the public review period of the additional information supplementing the Waitsia Gas Project Stage 2 referral that Mitsui E&P Australia lodged in September 2019. The review period is from 23 April to 7 May 2020.

Following initial assessment of the referral, the EPA set the level of assessment at ‘Referral Information’ with additional information required in the form of management plans.

The additional information is now available for a two-week public review period and is comprised of the following Environmental Management Plans:
• Water Management
• Flora and Vegetation
• Greenhouse Gas
• Flaring

Electronic copies of the documents can be downloaded from

Or, if you would like an electronic copy sent to you, please send an email request to:

As part of the assessment process, MEPAU is advertising the public review in the metropolitan and regional newspapers.

MEPAU is looking forward to continuing the development of the high-quality Waitsia Gas Project Stage 2, which will increase competition, supply diversity, and improve energy security by offering a new and low risk onshore resource. Read more about the Waitsia Stage 2 Project here.

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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.