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The Department of Environment Regulation has produced guidelines to assist with the assessment and management of acid sulfate soils in Western Australia. The guidelines are applicable to WA sites and have been developed on the basis of experience both here and in the eastern states.

pdfIdentification and investigation of acid sulfate soils and acidic landscapes823.39 KB
Published March 2013, Revised June 2015

pdfTreatment and management of soils and water in acid sulfate soil landscapes1.59 MB
Published July 2011, Revised June 2015


If you are developing within a Class 1 (red) Acid Sulfate Soils risk area, a condition will be automatically imposed by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). To clear the condition, complete an Acid Sulfate Soils Self-Assessment form and submit it to DER.

pdfAcid Sulfate Soils Self Assessment Form 289 KB (external link to WA Planning Commission form)