Woodside has now put its application before the Environmental Protection Authority.
The authority's chairman Paul Vogel says the EPA will consider whether what Woodside proposes to do inside the precinct fits with what has recently been approved by the Minister.
"The decision making that the Minister made on the strategic proposal sets up the process whereby the foundation proponent can come in and put in a referral," he said.
"Then the EPA has to make a decision about whether that proposal fits with the strategic proposal decision and, if it does, the EPA can declare it to be derived."
Dr Vogel says it is unlikely there will be any new or significant information that would require further assessment of the project.
The EPA will accept public comment on the application for seven days.
Dr Vogel said he encouraged the public to provide comment during the seven day period.
“This is an opportunity for the public to outline whether this proposal should or should not be declared a derived proposal and their reasons to support their view,” Dr Vogel said.
The referral can be found at https://consultation.epa.wa.gov.au
Public comment closes December 4, 2012.
In accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1986, there is no appeal on the determination set by the Chairman.
The final environmental decision on the Precinct will be made by the Commonwealth Environment Minister.