Community & ​Environment

Environmental approvals

Bindoon Bypass Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Referral

In September 2017, the southern section of the Bindoon Bypass was referred to the WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

The project was also referred to the Commonwealth Department Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

As the proposal was considered to have the potential for significant impact on both the EPA’s Environmental Factors and EPBC Act Matters of National Environmental Significance, additional surveys were undertaken and a range of information prepared in the form of an Environmental Review Document (ERD) to inform the assessment by the EPA. The ERD also meets the requirements of Preliminary Documentation which will inform the assessment by DAWE.

In accordance with the requirements of Part IV of the EP Act and Section 95A(3) of the EPBC Act, the preliminary documentation for the proposed action the ERD has been published for public review and comment with the review period commencing 25 May 2020. The review period will close on 6 July 2020. 

Submissions that deal specifically with matters protected under the EPBC Act should be sent directly to John Braid at Main Roads. Email john.braid@mainroads.wa.gov.au or post to PO Box 6202, East Perth WA 6892.

For more information on how to make a submission under the EP Act and view copies of the ERD document and supporting appendices, please visit the Environment Protection Authority website .

Once the public review period closes, all comments and submissions received will be complied and responses to the submissions prepared. The response to submissions document is expected to be available in August 2020.

The northern section of the Bindoon Bypass is expected to receive assessment of the required native vegetation clearing permit in June 2020. 

EPBC Construction Environmental Management Plans

Last Updated: 26 May 2020