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
  
Appeals against the decision by Department of Environment Regulation to grant clearing permit CPS 5843/1 - JJ dwyer - Lot 7 Toy Road, Bindoon, Shire of Chittering
Publish Date: 18-JUN-2014 06:02 PM
Appeals C007 to 009 of 2014; Appellants: D Gascoine and D Harper; R and J Millsteed; and Residents for Responsible Mining; Permit Holder: JJ Dwyer; Permit description: Clearing of up to 10 hectares of native vegetation within Lot 7 Toy Road, Bindoon, Shire of Chittering (and being Lot 7 on Plan 7148) for the purpose of gravel extraction; Ministerís decision: The Minister allowed the appeals in part; Date of decision: 18 June 2014
Appeal against grant and specifications of Department of Environment Regulation Clearing Permit CPS 5843/1 - JJ dwyer - Lot 7 Toy Road, Bindoon, Shire of Chittering
Publish Date: 18-JUN-2014 05:58 PM
Appeal C006 of 2014; Appellant: Shire of Chittering; Permit Holder: JJ Dwyer; Permit description: Clearing of up to 10 hectares of native vegetation within Lot 7 Toy Road, Bindoon, Shire of Chittering (and being Lot 7 on Plan 7148) for the purpose of gravel extraction; Ministerís decision: The Minister dismissed the appeal; Date of decision: 18 June 2014
Appeal in objection to conditions of licence L7845/2003/5, solid waste depot and construction and demolition waste crushing and recycling facility 42Ė48 Kelvin Road, City of Gosnells
Publish Date: 18-JUN-2014 05:28 PM
Appeal: 013 of 2013; Appellant: Gosnells District Progress and Ratepayers Association (Inc.); Proponent: All Earth Group Pty Ltd; Premises: All Earth Group Pty Ltd, Lots 280 & 281 on Plan 3327, Certificate of Title Volume Number 2142 Folio 400 and Certificate of Title Volume Number 2154 Folio 720, 42Ė48 Kelvin Road, Maddington, City of Gosnells; Ministerís Decision: The Minister allowed in part the appeal; Date of Decision: 18 June 2014
Appeal against the decision of the Environmental Protection Authority not to assess Marda Gold Mine Project
Publish Date: 18-JUN-2014 03:57 PM
Appeal 100 of 2014; Appellant: Wildflower Society of Western Australia Inc; Proponent:Southern Cross Goldfields Ltd; Proposal Description: Marda Gold Mine, located approximately 150 kilometres north of Southern Cross in the Shire of Yilgarn; Ministerís decision: The Minister dismissed the appeal; Date of decision: 18 June 2014
Appeals against the decision of the Environmental Protection Authority not to assess the Laurel Formation Tight Gas Pilot Exploration Program, Shire of Broome and Shire of Derby-West Kimberley
Publish Date: 16-JUN-2014 03:36 PM
Appeals 016 to 096 of 2014; Appellants: In total, 48 valid appeals were received (see attachment); Proponent: Buru Energy Ltd; Proposal Description: Undertake tests for tight gas flows using hydraulic fracture stimulation of four existing wells in the Canning Basin; Ministerís decision: The Minister dismissed the appeals; Date of decision: 16 June 2014