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

Notice of Intent

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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

Draft Agreement Deadline for comment
Draft West Australian Bilateral Agreement relating to environmental assessment (PDF - 418 KB) | (DOCX - 208.21 KB) CLOSED on 27 June 2014

Current agreement

Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Western Australia Relating to Environmental Impact Assessment

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 16 July 2013

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About the agreement

The bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of 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 the State of Western Australia in assessing actions under the EPBC Act.

On 16 July 2013, the bilateral agreement was amended to accredit assessment by public environmental review under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Part IV Divisions 1 and 2) Administrative Procedures 2012 (WA), which replaced the 2010 procedures. The amendments also corrected some inconsistencies in references to the EPBC Act.

Approval Bilateral Agreement

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

Current agreement

There is no agreement currently in place.