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Clearing decisions available for public appeal

 Most of our decisions on clearing matters under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 may be appealed. Appeals must be lodged in writing within 21 calendar days of the applicant/permit holder being notified of the decision.

The types of decisions that members of the public can appeal are when we:

  • grant or undertake to grant a new clearing permit – including those we assess in accordance with the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 under the assessment bilateral agreement
  • amend an existing clearing permit (other than an administrative amendment, such as to correct clerical errors or to implement a ministerial determination).

Decisions currently open for public appeal are listed in the table below.

The table does not include decisions when members of the public cannot appeal. These include where we:

  • refuse a permit or refuse to amend a permit
  • accept a permit surrender or grant a transfer
  • grant a permit pursuant to an undertaking to grant
  • make a determination on a clearing referral.

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) makes decisions to grant or amend clearing permits related to mineral and petroleum activities. Those decisions currently available for appeal are listed on the DMIRs website.

For further information, including how to lodge an appeal, go to the Office of the Appeal Convenor’s website.

The relevant application form, final decision report, and granted or amended permit (as applicable) for appealable decisions are available via the links below.

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Permit Holder Location Details LGA Permit Type Clearing Purpose Size (ha) Decision Date Bilateral Agreement Related Documents Clearing Permit System link
Electricity Networks Corporation, trading as Western Power Statewide Statewide Amended Purpose Amended Permit - extend the time duration and amend permit conditions - project activities Statewide 01/02/2024 No


CPS 1918/11

Shire of Corrigin Rabbit Proof Fence Road reserve (PINs 11577073, 1156935 and 1156936) Shire of Corrigin Area Rabbit Proof Fence Road upgrade 12 trees 06/02/2024 No


CPS 9403/1

Shire of Moora Watheroo Road reserve (PIN 11708219), Moora Shire of Moora Purpose Road upgrades 0.54 1202/2024 No


CPS 10137/1

Chichester Metals Pty Ltd on behalf of Fortescue Ltd Unallocated Crown Land (Lot 151 on Deposited Plan 243201) and Lot 1580 on Deposited Plan 72910, Newman Shire of East Pilbara Purpose Geotechnical and hydrogeological investigations 25.11 13/02/2024 No


CPS 10267/1

Shire of Carnamah Eneabba-Coolimba Road Reserve (PIN 11675278), Eneabba Shire of Carnamah Purpose Improving sightlines 0.21 14/02/2024 No


CPS 10249/1

February 23, 2024: 3:56 am