Environmental approvals update
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Approval Update
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has recently determined that Alkimos Water Desalination Plant is a controlled action and therefore will require assessment and approval under the EPBC act.
For further information on this decision visit http://epbcnotices.environment.gov.au/referralslist/ - Reference 2019/8453.
Environmental Protection Authority Approval Update
Water Corporation has also received confirmation from the Environmental Protection Authority that Alkimos Water Desalination Plant will be required to be assessed under the EP Act.
All interested parties have the opportunity to comment during the public comment. More information on the referral and how to provide comment is available here http://www.epa.wa.gov.au/proposal-search(External link), referral number 2210.
We will provide further confirmation on the timing of the comment period over the coming months.