Minister opens EPA office in Perth’s CBD

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New hub for the Environmental Protection Authority a major milestone for approvals reform
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Minister opens EPA office in Perth’s CBD

Environment Minister Reece Whitby has opened a new office for the independent Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in Perth's CBD.

The move is one of 39 recommendations made by the Vogel-McFerran review of Western Australia’s approvals regime. It will support a raft of reforms, aimed at unlocking billions of dollars of investment in major job-creating projects while protecting WA’s unique environment.

These reforms are supported by an $18 million investment in resourcing, including hiring additional personnel to clear assessment backlogs.

EPA staff and board members will be able to hold in-person meetings with stakeholders, proponents, and other government agencies at the new hub on St Georges Terrace. It will complement the EPA's existing office space at the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation's head office in Joondalup.

Minister Whitby said: "This new office will bring key decision-makers together with stakeholders, proponents and Government agencies so they can meet in a convenient, central location." 

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