Water Corporation referred the Balannup Wastewater Pressure Main project to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in October 2014. At this time the EPA requested more information to enable them to set a level of assessment for the project. This was provided and the EPA re-advertised the proposal on in March 2016 for a further public comment period.
In May 2016 the EPA announced it will formally assess Water Corporation’s proposal and that the assessment is warranted at the level of an Assessment on Proponent Information: Category A (API: A). You can read the EPA’s statement, or see the EPA’s determination.
On January 23, 2017, the Environmental Protection Authority announced it's recommended approval for the relevant project. To review the EPA relevant report please visit the EPA website.
On October 3, 2017, the Minister for Environment gave environmental approval relevant for the proposal. Read the relevant Ministerial Statement here.
We will continue to work with the community and stakeholders to deliver this important project.