Part V Works Approvals and Licences (WA)
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation administers the works approvals and licences (or registration) required for the construction and operation of all prescribed premises under Part V of the EP Act and the Contaminated Sites Act 2003
Industrial premises with potential to cause emissions and discharges to air, land or water are known as ‘prescribed premises’ and trigger regulation under the EP Act. Prescribed premises categories are outlined in Schedule 1 of the Environmental Protection Regulations 1987
The EP Act requires a works approval to be obtained before constructing a prescribed industrial premises and makes it an offence to cause an emission or discharge unless a licence or registration is held for the premises.