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Administered by: Environment and Energy
Published Date 03 Jul 2019

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

FOR THE PERIOD: 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019

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

Permits granted under sections 19 and 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2018/3942) was granted on 23 May 2019 to the Port of Townsville Limited, Engineering Building, Benwell Road, Townsville, Queensland (ACN: 130 077 673), to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 4,050,000 cubic metres (in-situ) of dredged material, derived from maintenance dredging within the inner and outer harbour areas, swing basins and in the Platypus and Sea Channels at the Port of Townsville, Queensland.

·         A permit (SD2019/3962) was granted on 17 June 2019 to the Pilbara Ports Authority, PO Box 84, West Perth, Western Australia, 6005 (ABN: 94 987 448 870), to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 450,000 cubic metres in-situ of dredged material, derived from maintenance dredging of the facilities channel, swing basin, holding area and berth pockets 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 (SD2017/3722) was received on 15 May 2019 from RTA Weipa Pty Ltd, (ACN: 137 266 285), to load for the purpose of dumping and to dump up to 122,000 cubic metres of (in-situ) dredged material, derived from maintenance dredging of the Amrun Port berth pocket and departure channel, Queensland.

Permit Variations granted under sections 21 and 23 of the Act

·         A variation to a permit (SD2017/3722) was  granted on 14 June 2019 to RTA Weipa Pty Ltd,
(ACN: 137 266 285), to load for the purpose of dumping and to dump up to 122,000 cubic metres of (in-situ) dredged material, derived from maintenance dredging of the Amrun Port berth pocket and departure channel, Queensland.

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, Queensland South 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

2 July 2019