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Administered by: Environment and Energy
Published Date 20 Sep 2018

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

FOR THE PERIOD: 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018

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 (SD2018/3802) was received on 1 May 2018 from Purslowe and Chipper Funerals, ABN: 22 060 060 031 for a permit for a burial at sea located offshore of Fremantle, Western Australia.

·         An application (SD2018/3822) was received on 9 May 2018 from Recfishwest, ABN: 77 922 817 608 for the placement of an artificial reef, deployed offshore of Esperance, Western Australia.

·         An application (SD2018/3842) was received on 15 June 2018 from Cairns Regional Council,
ABN: 24 310 025 910 for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping and to dump up to 1,210,000 cubic metres of dredged material derived from maintenance dredging of Half Moon Bay, Cairns, Queensland.

Permits granted under sections 19 and 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2017/3722) was granted on 13 April 2018 to RTA Weipa Pty Ltd, ACN: 137 266 285 to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 92,000 cubic metres of dredged material derived from maintenance dredging of the Amrun berth pocket and departure channel, Queensland.

·         A permit (SD2017/3662) was granted on 27 April 2018 to Recfishwest, ABN: 77 922 817 608 for the placement of an artificial reef, deployed offshore of Exmouth, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2017/3682) was granted on 7 May 2018 to New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services, ABN: 76 236 371 088 to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 5,000 cubic metres of dredged material derived from maintenance dredging of the Stockton Boat Harbour, New South Wales.

·         A permit (SD2018/3802) was granted on 7 May 2018 to Purslowe and Chipper Funerals, ABN: 22 060 060 031 for a burial at sea located offshore of Fremantle, 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 (variation 1) to a permit (SD2017/3542) was received on 4 May 2018 from the Pilbara Ports Authority, ABN: 94 987 448 870 to increase the permitted disposal volume to 3,266,000 cubic metres.

 

 

Permit Variations granted under sections 21 and 23 of the Act

·         A variation (variation 1) to a permit (SD2016/3322) was granted on 3 April 2018 to the Port of Townsville Limited, ACN: 130 077 673, to extend the permit expiry to 4 April 2019 and to increase the permitted disposal volume to 1,225,000 cubic metres.

The Minister/delegate did not require the variation to 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, Queensland Assessments and Sea Dumping Section, Department of the Environment and Energy, GPO Box 787, CANBERRA, ACT 2601. 

 

 

 

Anu Datta

Director

Queensland South and Sea Dumping Section

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