Modernising the Environmental Protection Act - Consultation summary report

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Summary of submissions received on the Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2019 (Exposure draft), which was open for public comment from 28 November 2019 to 28 January 2020.
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The WA Government sought public comment on proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and released the Modernising the Environmental Protection Act discussion paper and an exposure draft Bill.

The amendments aim to improve regulatory efficiency and effectiveness and facilitate the implementation of the bilateral agreements under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to deliver better environmental protection and sustainable development outcomes.

The public was invited to share their views on the proposed amendments by making a submission to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

This report provides the department’s response to the feedback received.

For more information go to Amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1986.