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Administered by: Environment and Energy
Published Date 16 Dec 2016

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

FOR THE PERIOD: 1 January 2016 to 31 October 2016

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 (SD2016/3242) was received on 29 January 2016 from Robe River Mining Co. Pty. Limited, ACN: 008 694 246, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 400,000 cubic metres of material, derived from maintenance dredging at the Rio Tinto Cape Lambert facilities and channel, Western Australia.

·         An application (SD2016/3262) was received on 18 March 2016 from Woodside Energy Limited, ACN: 005 482 986, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 400,000 cubic metres of material, derived from maintenance dredging at the Port of Dampier, Western Australia.

·         An application (SD2016/3282) was received on 31 March 2016 from Pilbara Ports Authority, ABN: 94 987 448 870, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 2,500,000 in-situ cubic metres of material, derived from maintenance dredging at the Port of Ashburton, Western Australia.

·         An application (SD2016/3302) was received on 4 April 2016 from Caring Funerals Pty Ltd, ABN: 69 076 065 177, for a burial at sea located offshore of Sydney, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2016/3322) was received on 7 June 2016 from Port of Townsville Limited, ACN: 130 077 673, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 1,075,000 cubic metres of material, derived from maintenance dredging at the Port of Townsville, Queensland.

·         An application (SD2016/3342) was received on 8 July 2016 from The Trustee for The Polaris Marine Trust No. 1, ABN: 84 343 204 460, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump a platform (an Oceanlinx Mk3PC Wave Energy Generator), off Culburra Beach, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2016/3362) was received on 10 July 2016 from Sapphire Coast Funerals Pty Limited, ABN: 90 003 457 654, for a burial at sea located offshore of Merimbula, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2016/3382) was received on 15 July 2016 from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, ABN: 29 086 197 757, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping and to dump up to 2,000,000 cubic metres of material, derived from maintenance dredging at the Port of Barrow Island, Western Australia.

·         An application (SD2016/3402) was received on 1 August 2016 from MMG Century Limited, ABN: 59 006 670 300, for a permit to dump a man-made structure (a cyclone mooring buoy) in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland.

·         An application (SD2016/3422) was received on 2 September 2016 from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, trading as Maritime Safety Queensland, ABN: 39 407 690 291, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping and to dump a vessel (M.V. Sattha Uniana) in the Coral Sea.

·         An application (SD2016/3442) was received on 7 September 2016 from Southern Ports Authority, ABN: 30 044 341 250, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping and to dump up to 11,700,000  cubic metres of material, derived from capital dredging at the Port of Albany, Western Australia.

Permits granted under sections 19 and 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2015/3102) was granted on 18 February 2016 to the New South Wales Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development, ABN: 72 189 919 072, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 170,000 cubic metres of material derived from capital dredging within the Port of Eden, New South Wales.

·         A permit (SD2015/3162) was granted on 17 March 2016 to Recfishwest, ABN: 77 922 817 608, for the placement of an artificial reef, offshore of Mandurah, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2015/3122) was granted on 1 April 2016 to Pilbara Iron Pty Ltd, ACN: 107 216 535, to load for the purpose of dumping, and to dump up to 650,000 cubic metres of material derived from maintenance dredging within the Port of Dampier, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2015/3182) was granted on 4 April 2016 to Recfishwest, ABN: 77 922 817 608, for the placement of an artificial reef, offshore of Rottnest Island, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2016/3302) was granted on 7 April 2016 to Caring Funerals Pty Ltd, ABN: 69 076 065 177, for a burial at sea located offshore of Sydney, New South Wales.

·         A permit (SD2015/3222) was granted on 13 May 2016 to Onslow Salt Pty Ltd, ACN: 050 159 558, to load for the purpose of dumping, and to dump up to 99,000 cubic metres of material derived from maintenance dredging within the Port of Onslow, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2013/2482) was granted on 7 June 2016 to Lanco Resources Australia Pty Ltd, ACN: 147 835 452, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to  1,900,000 cubic metres of material derived from capital dredging of Berth 14 at Bunbury Port Inner Harbour, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2016/3242) was granted on 16 June 2016 to Robe River Mining Co. Pty. Limited, ACN: 008 694 246, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 400,000 cubic metres of material, derived from maintenance dredging at the RioTinto Cape Lambert facilities and channel, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2016/3362) was granted on 19 July 2016 to Sapphire Coast Funerals Pty Limited, ABN: 90 003 457 654, for a burial at sea located offshore of Merimbula, New South Wales.

·         A permit (SD2016/3322) was granted on 9 August 2016 to the Port of Townsville Limited, ACN: 130 077 673, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 1,075,000 cubic metres of material, derived from maintenance dredging at the Port of Townsville, Queensland.

·         A permit (SD2016/3262) was granted on 24 August 2016 to Woodside Energy Limited, ACN: 005 482 986, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 400,000 cubic metres of material, derived from maintenance dredging at the Port of Dampier, Western Australia.

The Minister/delegate did not require the 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 (SD2011/2122) was received on 12 January 2016 from BHP Billiton Iron Ore, ABN: 49 004 028 077, to extend the permit until 30 March 2017 for the disposal of 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 (variation number 2).

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2011/2102) was received on 29 February 2016 from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, ACN: 086 197 757, to extend the permit until 22 March 2018 for the disposal of 48,000,000 cubic metres of material, derived from capital dredging for the Wheatstone Project, Onslow, Western Australia (variation number 1).

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2011/1882) was received on 30 June 2016 from Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Limited (trading as Ports North), corner of Grafton Street and Hartley Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, for the Port of Karumba maintenance dredging, to suspend condition 27a until 30 September 2016 so that a bathymetric survey of the disposal site is not required prior to the 2016 dredging campaign.

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2015/3122) was received on 16 August 2016 from Pilbara Iron Pty Ltd, ACN: 107 216 535, to vary conditions for the Port of Dampier maintenance dredging project to require only those disposal sites that are to be used to have pre-commencement and post-completion bathymetric surveys, and only the section of the disposal site where dumping activities are to be undertaken, as designated by the Pilbara Ports Authority licence (variation number 1).

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2015/3222) was received on 6 September 2016 from Onslow Salt Pty Ltd, ABN: 050 159 558, to increase the total volume for the maintenance dredging within the Port of Onslow from up to 99,000 m3 to up to 198,000 m3 and make an administrative amendment to the disposal site coordinates (variation number 1).

Permit variations granted under section 21 and 23 of the Act

·         A variation (variation number 2) to a permit (SD2011/2122) was granted on 4 April 2016 to BHP Billiton Iron Ore, ABN: 49 004 028 077, to extend the permit until 30 March 2017 for the disposal of 1,730,000 cubic metres of material, derived from capital dredging for the Hunt Point Marine Precinct in the inner harbour of Port Hedland, Western Australia.

·         A variation (variation number 1) to a permit (SD2011/2102) was granted on 4 May 2016 to Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, ACN: 086 197 757, to extend the permit until 22 March 2018 for the disposal of 48,000,000 cubic metres of material, derived from capital dredging for the Wheatstone Project, Onslow, Western Australia.

·         A variation to a permit (SD2011/1882) was granted on 18 July 2016 to Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Limited (trading as Ports North), corner of Grafton Street and Hartley Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, for the Port of Karumba maintenance dredging, to suspend condition 27a until 30 September 2016 so that a bathymetric survey of the disposal site is not required prior to the 2016 dredging campaign.

·         A variation (variation number 1) to a permit (SD2015/3122) was granted on 23 August 2016 to Pilbara Iron Pty Ltd, ACN: 107 216 535, to vary conditions for the Port of Dampier maintenance dredging to require only those disposal sites that are to be used to have pre-commencement and post-completion bathymetric surveys, and only the section of the disposal site where dumping activities are to be undertaken, as designated by the Pilbara Ports Authority licence.

The Minister/delegate did not require the variations to permits to undergo assessment in accordance with section 160 of the EPBC Act.

Copies of a decision by the Minister/delegate under the Act may be obtained, upon request, from the Director, Queensland 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

14 December 2016