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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
WRS Bioproducts Pty Ltd Lot 267 on Deposited Plan 93179, Lot 4229 on Deposited Plan 188048 (Reserve 30948) and Lot 4204 on Deposited Plan 187755 (Reserve 40206), Gap Ridge City of Karratha Purpose Expanding an aquaculture operation 82.73 27/05/2024 No


CPS 10294/1

Shire of Northam Jennapullin Road Reserve (PINs 11441249 and 11441008), Malabaine and Southern Brook Shire of Northam Area Road widening and drainage construction 31 trees 28/05/2024 No


CPS 9937/1

City of Wanneroo Lot 15450 on Deposited Plan 40341, Jindalee City of Wanneroo Purpose Upgrading beach access structures 0.0776 28/05/2024 No


CPS 10477/1

Arc Infrastructure Lot 89 on Plan 1961, Davenport and Glen Iris City of Bunbury Purpose railway infrastructure maintenance 0.008 05/06/2024 No


CPS 10504/1

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) Within multiple land parcels including Unallocated Crown land and Unnamed Road reserves in Roebuck, Lagrange and Eighty Mile Beach Shire of Broome Amended Purpose Amended Permit - increase the time between preclearance surveys and undertaking clearing - bore hole sites and access tracks 1.94 07/06/2024 No


CPS 9698/2

BHP Iron Ore Pty Ltd Within multiple land parcels in Boodarie and Finucane Town of Port Hedland Purpose Geotechnical investigations, utilities, installation, access to existing poles, road upgrades, staging, laydown activities, access roads and associated works 75 11/06/2024 No


CPS 10285/1

Mr Jim Zheng with Lot 2 on Diagram 65861 and Lot 81 on Deposited Plan 403943, Crook Shire of Dardanup Purpose Sand and gravel 6.27 11/06/2024 Yes


 CPS 8327/1

June 14, 2024: 7:17 pm