Alfred Cove Wave Park proponents to submit environmental assessment

Alfred Cove Wave Park proponents to submit environmental assessment

THE team behind the proposed Alfred Cove wave park will this week submit an environmental assessment to the WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

Wave Park Group (WPG) chairman Andrew Ross said his team was aiming for complete transparency, with plans for the $25 million project coming under intense scrutiny.

“We have always maintained that residents should not pass judgement on our project until we had completed our study work and were able to demonstrate to the regulators that the project does not present any significant risks to the environment,” he said.

“We now have the data and analysis from expert consultants to support our position.”

Mr Ross said the report, which looks at matters including the effects on flora and fauna, water quality and people, would be submitted to the EPA “this week” and made available for download on the WPG and EPA websites.

He expects the EPA to take four weeks to review the report before deciding whether a full assessment was needed.

Subject to feedback from the board, Mr Ross said his team would then submit a development application to the Western Australian Planning Commission early in the new year.

The development application was previously anticipated to arrive prior to Christmas.

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