Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    EPA bulletin first step in Wagerup expansion examination

    5/01/2006 1:00 AM

    Environmental Protection Authority advice on the proposed expansion of the Wagerup alumina refinery was only the first step in an assessment process, acting Environment Minister Mark McGowan said today.

    “The EPA advice is now subject to a two-week public appeals process where stakeholders and the community can comment on the advice given by the EPA to Environment Minister Judy Edwards,” Mr McGowan said.

    “When the appeals period closes, the independent Appeals Convenor will carefully examine the objections and comments before giving his advice to the Minister.”

    Mr McGowan said the Minister would not make a decision on the proposal until the advice of the Appeals Convenor had been received.

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