Western Australia Bilateral Agreement Information
On this page, you will find all current documents relating to bilateral agreements under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) between the Commonwealth and the State of Western Australia relating to environmental assessment and approval.
Assessment Bilateral Agreement
Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Western Australia relating to environmental assessment
Department of the Environment, 3 October 2014
Note: The commencement date for the Agreement is 1 January 2015.
- Western Australia Assessment Bilateral Agreement (PDF - 2.04 MB) | (DOCX - 206.97 KB)
- Agreement notice (PDF - 22.09 KB) | (DOCX - 22.54 KB)
- Report on comments (PDF - 46.24 KB) | (DOCX - 42.97 KB)
- Statement of reasons (PDF - 3.69 MB) | (DOCX - 61.91 KB)
About the agreement
The bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Western Australia relating to environmental assessment (the bilateral agreement) allows the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment to rely on specified environmental impact assessment processes of Western Australia in assessing actions under the EPBC Act.
Draft assessment bilateral agreement submissions
Submissions by interested parties on the Western Australian draft assessment bilateral agreement closed on 27 June 2014.
The Department would like to thank all those who provided submissions.
Approval Bilateral Agreement
Notice of Intent
- Notice of intention to develop a draft bilateral agreement with the state of Western Australia relating to environmental approval (PDF - 137.38 KB) | (DOCX - 26.14 KB)
About this notice
Section 45(3) of the EPBC Act requires that the Minister, as soon as practicable after starting the process of developing a draft bilateral agreement with a State or Territory, publish a notice of intention to develop a draft bilateral agreement. The notice is published in the government Gazette, in a daily newspaper that circulates in the State or Territory and on the Department's website.
Invitation to comment on draft agreement
There is no draft agreement currently available for comment
There is no agreement currently in place.