Welcome to the Office of the Appeals Convenor

The Appeals Convenor investigates and provides advice to the Minister for Environment in respect to appeals made under the Environmental Protection Act 1986. This includes appeals on a large range of environmental decisions, including environmental impact assessment, permits for clearing native vegetation and conditions applying to certain industrial and commercial premises.

The Office of the Appeals Convenor aims to manage the appeals process efficiently, effectively and fairly, without legal technicality or formality.

Please download this form for all appeals made under Part VII of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. (pdf 98 kb)

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Appeals against the Environmental Protection Authority’s report and recommendations – EPA Report 1581 Yilgarn Operations, Koolyanobbing Range F Deposit, Shire of Yilgarn
Publish Date: 22-DEC-2016 12:39 PM
Appeal Numbers: 088 to 089 of 2016; Appellants: Wildflower Society of WA (Inc); The Wilderness Society WA (Inc); Proponent: Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore Pty Ltd; Proposal Description: To mine iron ore and construct mine infrastructure at the F Deposit area, located on the southern Koolyanobbing Range; Minister’s Decision: The Minister dismissed the appeals; Date of Decision: 22 December 2016
Appeals in objection to requirements of a Vegetation Conservation Notice (CPS 7163/1) and the refusal to grant clearing permit (CPS 6992/1) – Lot 150 Welshpool Road, Wattle Grove
Publish Date: 16-DEC-2016 05:02 PM
Appeal Numbers 021 and C017 of 2016; Appellant: Mr David Maiorana; Applicant/Land Holder: A.C.N 605 729 995 Ply Ltd; Proposal Description: Requirements of Vegetation Conservation Notice (CPS 7163/1) and refusal to grant clearing permit (CPS 6992/1); Minister’s Decision: The Minister dismissed the appeals; Date of Decision: 16 December 2016
Appeals against the Environmental Protection Authority’s report and recommendations – EPA Report 1580 Extension to the Wiluna Uranium Project
Publish Date: 14-DEC-2016 12:14 PM
Appeal Numbers: 074 to 087 of 2016; Appellants: 14 appeals were received, see Attachment 1 of the Minister’s Appeal Determination; Proponent: Toro Energy Limited; Proposal Description: To extend the Wiluna Uranium Project (Ministerial Statement 913), to include the Millipede and Lake Maitland deposits located approximately 30 km south and 15 km south-east of Wiluna; Minister’s Decision: The Minister allowed the appeals in part; Date of Decision: 14 December 2016
Appeals against the Environmental Protection Authority’s report and recommendations – EPA Report 1574 Yeelirrie Uranium Project
Publish Date: 14-DEC-2016 12:12 PM
Appeal Numbers: 025 to 044 of 2016; Appellants: Twenty (20) appeals were received refer to Attachment 1 of the Minister’s Appeal Determination; Proponent: Cameco Australia Pty Ltd; Proposal Description: To develop, mine and rehabilitate the Yeelirrie Uranium Project, located approximately 420km north of Kalgoorlie in the Shire of Wiluna, Western Australia; Minister’s Decision: The Minister: Allowed appeals in part with respect to flora and vegetation and public availability of plans and dismissed all other grounds of appeal; Date of Decision: 14 December 2016
Appeals in objection to the decision of the Environmental Protection Authority not to assess Wild Sandalwood Harvesting on Crown Lands (2016 – 2026)
Publish Date: 09-DEC-2016 02:49 PM
Appeal Numbers: 047 to 049 of 2016; Appellants: Wildflower Society of Western Australia (Inc), The Wilderness Society, Conservation Council of Western Australia; Proponent: Forest Products Commission of Western Australia; Proposal Description: The proposal is for the commercial harvesting of wild sandalwood from Crown lands for the period of ten years; Minister’s Decision: The Minister dismissed the appeals; Date of Decision: 8 December 2016