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Administered by: Environment and Energy
Published Date 29 Nov 2016

 

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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION (SEA DUMPING) ACT 1981
MATTERS TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE

FOR THE PERIOD: 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012 (supplementary)

Pursuant to section 25 of the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981 (the Act), notice is given that:

Applications Received under section 18 of the Act

·         An application (SD2009/1322) was received on 29 May 2012, from API Management Pty Ltd, Level 2, Aquila Centre, Como, Western Australia, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 34 million cubic metres of material derived from capital dredging of the berth pockets, swing basins and shipping channel at Anketell Point, Western Australia.

·         An application (SD2012/2322) was received on 27 July 2012, from the Department of Fisheries Western Australia, Locked Bag 39, Cloisters Square, Western Australia, 6850, for a permit for the placement of an artificial reef, offshore from Bunbury, Western Australia.

·         An application (SD2012/2302) was received on 29 July 2012, from Port Waratah Coal Services Limited Newcastle, PO Box 57, Carrington, Newcastle, NSW 2294, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 652,000 cubic metres of material derived from capital dredging of the south arm swing basin within the Port of Newcastle, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2012/2223) was received on 31 July 2012, from the Port of Townsville Limited,
ACN: 130 077 673, Benwell Road, South Townsville, Queensland, 4810, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump material derived from maintenance dredging of the access channels, inner harbour, outer harbour areas, Townsville marine precinct, Ross Creek and Ross River within the Port of Townsville, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2012/2342) was received on 8 August 2012, from the Department of Fisheries Western Australia, Locked Bag 39, Cloisters Square, Western Australia, 6850, for a permit for the placement of an artificial reef, offshore from Dunsborough, Western Australia.

·         An application (SD2012/2362) was received on 6 September 2012, from Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump material derived from maintenance dredging at the Port of Gladstone, Queensland.

·         An application (SD2012/2382) was received on 28 November 2012, from Caltex Refineries (NSW) Pty Ltd, Level 24, 2 Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 153,000 cubic metres of material derived from capital dredging of the Caltex Kurnell port and berthing facilities in Botany Bay, New south Wales.

·         An application (SD2013/2402) was received on 24 December 2012, from Port Hedland Port Authority, PO Box 2, Port Hedland, WA, 6721, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 3 million cubic metres of dredged material derived from maintenance dredging of port areas.

Permits Granted under sections 19 & 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2010/1782) was granted on 18 January 2012 to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 700,000 cubic metres of dredged material derived from maintenance dredging at the Port of Bunbury, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2011/2122) was granted on 23 March 2012 to BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 1,730,000 cubic metres of material derived from capital dredging of the Hunt Point Marine Precinct in the inner harbour of Port Hedland, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2012/2162) was granted on 25 March 2012 to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 400,000 cubic metres of material derived from capital dredging of the Southern Channel-Fairway to Bell Mouth and the Inner Harbour of Albatross Bay at the Port of Weipa, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2011/2142) was granted on 4 April 2012 to the Port Hedland Port Authority to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 5,880,000 cubic metres of material derived from capital dredging as part of the construction of a cyclone mooring facility in the inner harbour of Port Hedland, Western Australia.

The Minister/delegate did not require these permits to undergo an assessment in accordance with section 160 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Applications received for variations under section 23 of the Act

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2007/0342) was received on 27 September 2012 from Port Hedland Port Authority, PO Box 2, Port Hedland, Western Australia, 3721, to extend the permit until
28 May 2013 (variation number 2).

Permit Variations Granted under sections 21 & 23 of the Act

·         A variation to a permit (SD2007/0342) was granted on 29 October 2012 to the Port Hedland Port Authority, PO Box 2, Port Hedland, Western Australia, 3721, extending the expiry date until
28 May 2013 (variation number 2).

The Minister/delegate did not require the variation to the permit to undergo an assessment in accordance with section 160 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
(EPBC Act).

 

Copies of a decision by the Minister/delegate under the Act may be obtained, upon request, from the Director, Assessments and Sea Dumping Section, Department of the Environment and Energy, GPO Box 787, CANBERRA, ACT 2601. 

 

 

 

Charmayne Murray

Director

Queensland Assessments and Sea Dumping Section

22 November 2016