The Environmental Protection Authority has declared Woodside Energy Ltd's proposal to develop the Liquefied Natural Gas plant at James Price Point, 60 km north of Broome, a derived proposal.
The Department of State Development's strategic proposal, recently approved by Environment Minister Bill Marmion, allowed for multiple LNG users to be co-located on a single site, avoiding a number of LNG processing sites to spread along the coast and in more sensitive parts of the Kimberley.
The strategic proposal also allowed the consideration of the cumulative environmental impacts of future proposals, known as derived proposals.
The approval conditions apply to the overall precinct and relevant approval conditions will apply to specific derived proposals within the precinct.
EPA Chairman Dr Paul Vogel and Deputy Chairman Professor Robert Harvey have determined that the proposal fits within the strictly defined precinct footprint and could be declared a derived proposal.
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