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 the decision of the Department of Mines and Petroleum to grant a clearing permit - CPS 6589/1 Mt Minnie Sand Project, Mining Lease 08/507, Miscellaneous Licence 08/144, Shire of Ashburton
Publish Date: 08-OCT-2015 02:36 PM
Appeal Number: C019 of 2015; Appellant: Yarri Mining Pty Ltd; Applicant: Kalamazoo Resources; Proposal Description: Clearing of up to 38.1 hectares of native vegetation within Mining Lease 08/507 and Miscellaneous Licence 08/144 for the purpose of a sand quarry, haul road and associated infrastructure; Ministerís Decision: The Minister dismissed the appeal; Date of Decision: 8 October 2015
Appeals against revocation of licence and requirements of closure notice for licence L8475/2010/2 Ė Bio-Organics Pty Ltd, Abernethy Road, Oakford, Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale
Publish Date: 29-SEP-2015 04:36 PM
Appeal Numbers: 134 to 135 of 2014; Appellant: Bio-Organics Pty Ltd; Licence Holder: Bio-Organics Pty Ltd; Proposal Description: Composting Manufacturing and Soil Blending, Abernathy Road, Oakford, Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale; Ministerís Decision: The Minister dismissed the appeals; Date of Decision: 29 September 2015
Appeals Against Decision of the Environmental Protection Authority not to assess Limestone and Sand Excavation Lots 1001 And 1002 Preston Beach Road, Preston Beach, Shire Of Waroona
Publish Date: 18-SEP-2015 01:03 PM
Appeal Numbers: 017 to 019 of 2015; Appellants: Waterbird Conservation Group (Inc.), M. Whitehead and Associate Professor R. Vogwill, and the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (Inc.); Proponent: Doyles Lime Services Pty Ltd; Proposal Description: Limestone and sand excavation on Lots 1001 and 1002 Preston Beach Road North, Preston Beach, Shire of Waroona; Ministerís Decision: The Minister allowed the appeals; Date of Decision: 17 September 2015
Appeal against the Environmental Protection Authority's report and recommendations - Report 1553 Forrestfield Airport Link
Publish Date: 14-SEP-2015 02:14 PM
Appeal Number: 049 to 015 of 2015; Appellant: Urban Bushland Council WA Inc; Proponent: Public Transport Authority; Proposal Description: Railway expansion proposal from Midland to Forrestfield; Ministerís Decision: The Minister dismissed the appeal; Date of Decision: 11 September 2015
Appeal Against Conditions of Clearing Permit CPS 6117/1 Cristal Mining Australia Limited Ė Wonnerup South Mineral Sands Project, Purpose Permit, Mining Lease 70/785; Miscellaneous Licence 70/159, City Of Busselton
Publish Date: 14-SEP-2015 12:29 PM
Appeal C007 of 2015; Appellant: Busselton Dunsborough Environment Centre (Inc); Permit Holder: Cristal Mining Australia Ltd; Permit description: Clearing of up to 6.7 hectares of native vegetation within Mining Lease 70/785 and Miscellaneous Licence 70/159, Wonnerup, City of Busselton for the purpose of mineral sands extraction and associated infrastructure; Ministerís decision: The Minister allowed the appeal in part; Date of decision: 11 September 2015