The Public Environmental Review is the level of assessment set by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for the proposed resource recovery facility at Red Hill Waste Management Facility.
At this level of assessment, EMRC was required to conduct a detailed environmental review of the predicted impacts of operating the proposed resource recovery facility. It was submitted to the EPA in December 2011.
The PER was approved for public release from 23 July 2012 to 17 September 2012, so that members of the public could have the opportunity to review the document, and write submissions giving their view on the proposal. This public comment period has now closed.
Comments from government agencies and from the public will assist the EPA to prepare an assessment report in which it will make recommendations to government.
You can view a copy of the PER as an e-book or as a pdf version online.
To view an e-book version of the PER, please click on the link below.
To download or print a full copy of the PER (pdf version) please click on the link below:
Please note that this timeline is an approximation only.
EPA provides a copy of all the submissions and a summary of the submissions on the PER document to EMRC for a response.
EMRC responds to submissions on the PER.
Dec 2012 - March 2013
EPA assesses the proposal and seeks comment from the proponent (EMRC) and key government agencies on the draft recommended conditions.
EPA prepares and finalises its report.
EPA report published.
Appeals period (2 weeks).
EPA submits the EPA report to the Minister for his consideration.
The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) has submitted a report to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) on a change to the proposed Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) at Red Hill.
This covers the proposed relocation of the RRF from Lot 12 Toodyay Road to Lot 8 Toodyay Road. In November 2012, the EPA approved this change to the proposal on the basis that the change is unlikely to significantly increase any impact that the proposal may have on the environment.
In approving the change to the proposal the EPA will now assess the changed proposal and prepare a report on the outcome of its assessment setting out:
• What the Authority considers to be the key environmental factors identified in the course of the assessment;
• The Authority’s recommendations as to whether or not the proposal may be implemented, and, if it recommends that implementation be allowed, as to the conditions and procedures if any to which implementation should be subject.