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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Recent Decisions
  
Appeal against Grant of Clearing Permit CPS 7563/1 – Great Northern Highway Upgrade – Muchea to Wubin Stage 2 – Muchea North
Publish Date: 20-FEB-2018 04:41 PM
Appeal Number C015 of 2017; Appellant: Wildflower Society of Western Australia (Inc); Permit Holder: Main Roads Western Australia; Proposal Description: Clearing Permit CPS 7563/1 authorises the clearing of 53 hectares of native vegetation for the Great Northern Highway Upgrade – Muchea to Wubin Stage 2 – Muchea North for the purpose of improving road safety; Minister’s Decision: The Minister allowed the appeal in part; Date of Decision: 20 February 2018
Appeal against Grant of Clearing Permit CPS 7188/1 – Fisheries Road Reserve, Orleans Bay Road Reserve and Merivale Road Reserve, Condingup and Cape Le Grand
Publish Date: 20-FEB-2018 04:40 PM
Appeal Number C010 of 2017; Appellant: Wildflower Society of Western Australia (Inc); Permit Holder: Shire of Esperance; Proposal Description: Clearing Permit CPS 7188/1 authorises the clearing of 11.64 hectares of native vegetation within the Fisheries Road Reserve, Orleans Bay Road Reserve and Merivale Road Reserve, Condingup and Cape Le Grand, for the purpose of road upgrades and safety; Minister’s Decision: The Minister allowed the appeal in part; Date of Decision: 20 February 2018
Appeal against Grant of Clearing Permit CPS 7694/1 – Boyup Brook–Arthur Road Reserve, Boyup Brook
Publish Date: 20-FEB-2018 04:39 PM
Appeal Number C016 of 2017; Appellant: Wildflower Society of Western Australia (Inc); Permit Holder: Shire of Boyup Brook; Proposal Description: Clearing Permit CPS 7694/1 authorises the clearing of 34 trees within the Boyup Brook–Arthur Road Reserve for the purpose of road widening; Minister’s Decision: The Minister allowed the appeal in part; Date of Decision: 20 February 2018
Appeal against Amendment of Licence L6217/1983/15 Bauxite Refining: Alcoa of Australia Ltd (Wagerup Refinery), Willowdale Road, Waroona
Publish Date: 20-FEB-2018 04:38 PM
Appeal Number 143 of 2015; Appellant: Community Alliance for Positive Solutions Inc.; Licence Holder: Alcoa of Australia Limited; Proposal Description: The licence amendment authorised Alcoa to increase production at the premises from 2.65 to 2.85 million tonnes per annum; Minister’s Decision: The Minister allowed the appeal in part; Date of Decision: 20 February 2018
Appeal against Grant of Clearing Permit CPS 7450/1 – Ridgelands Road Reserve, Condingup, Shire of Esperance
Publish Date: 13-FEB-2018 11:28 AM
Appeal Number C007 of 2017; Appellant: Wildflower Society of Western Australia (Inc); Permit Holder: Shire of Esperance; Proposal Description: Clearing Permit CPS 7450/1 authorises the clearing of 0.982 hectares of native vegetation within the Ridgelands Road Reserve, Condingup for the purpose of improving road safety; Minister’s Decision: The Minister allowed the appeal in part; Date of Decision: 13 February 2018