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.

information on the different types of appeal available under the Act.

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)

Appeal information sheets

Appeal information sheet: Clearing permits (pdf 56.7 kb)

Appeal information sheet: Environmental impact assessment (pdf 62.6 kb)

Appeal information sheet: Environmental Protection notices (pdf 56.3 kb)

Appeal information sheet: Works approval and licences (pdf 56.7 kb)

Appeal information sheet: Decisions of the Minister for Environment (pdf 55.3 kb)

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Recent Decisions
  
Appeals against grant of Department of Mines and Petroleum Clearing Permit CPS 5899/1 Ė seismic survey and appraisal well, Warrego Energy Pty Ltd, Shires of Three Springs and Mingenew
Publish Date: 10-APR-2014 11:18 AM
Appeals C011 to 014 of 2014; Appellants: Conservation Council of WA Inc; No Fracking Way; J Mateljan; Dr N Casal; Permit Holder: Warrego Energy Pty Ltd; Proposal Description: Clearing of up to 70 hectares of native vegetation within Exploration Permit 469 for the purpose of a 3D seismic survey and appraisal well; Ministerís decision: The Minister allowed the appeals in part; Date of decision: 9 April 2014
Appeals against the Environmental Protection Authorityís report and recommendations Ė Report 1487 Resource Recovery Facility, Red Hill
Publish Date: 02-APR-2014 06:04 PM
Appeal Numbers: 167, 168 and 171 of 2013; Appellants: Environment House, Swan Valley Ratepayers and Residents Association Inc and Alliance for a Clean Environment Inc; Proponent: Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council; Proposal Description: Resource Recovery Facility, Red Hill; Ministerís Decision: The Minister dismissed the appeals; Date of Decision: 2 April 2014
Appeal in objection to the conditions of licence L8777/2013/1 Buru Energy Limited, Ungani Facility, Exploration Permit 391, Derby
Publish Date: 21-MAR-2014 04:34 PM
Appeal: 429 of 2013; Appellant: Conservation Council of WA Inc. / Environs Kimberley Inc.; Proponent: Buru Energy Limited; Premises: Ungani Facility, located on Lot 266 on Plan 238551 (Petroleum Exploration Permit EP 391 R2) approximately 85 kilometres (km) south-west of Derby and 100 km east of Broome on Yakka Munga Station; Ministerís Decision: The Minister dismissed the appeal; Date of Decision: 20 March 2014
Appeals against the Department of Environment Regulationís decision to grant clearing Permit CPS 5921/1, Department of Mines and Petroleum, 3d Seismic Survey, various land parcels, Shires of Harvey and Waroona
Publish Date: 14-MAR-2014 12:28 PM
Appeals C001 to 005 of 2014; Appellants: T. Ferraro, T. Angi, J. Angi, A. Fiorenza and R & C Italiano; Permit Holder: Department of Mines and Petroleum; Proposal Description: Clearing of up to 40 hectares of native vegetation within various land parcels in the Shires of Harvey and Waroona for the purpose of a 3D seismic survey; Ministerís decision: The Minister allowed the appeal in part; Date of decision: 11 March 2014
Appeals against the Environmental Protection Authorityís report and recommendations Ė Report 1499 Gorgon Gas Development ó Additional Construction Laydown and Operations Support Area
Publish Date: 07-MAR-2014 01:51 PM
Appeal Numbers: 014 to 015 of 2014; Appellants: G. Green; L. Marty; Proponent: Chevron Australia Pty Ltd; Proposal Description: To undertake clearing and earthworks of up to 32 hectares (ha) on uncleared land within a 36 ha development envelope on Barrow Island. The clearing is for the purpose of an additional construction laydown and operations support area to support the construction and operation of the approved Gorgon Gas Development; Ministerís Decision: The Minister dismissed the appeals; Date of Decision: 6 March 2014