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Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Published Date 20 Apr 2021

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

FOR THE PERIOD: 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020

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 (SD2020/3991) was received on 20 April 2020 from Group AHM Pty Ltd, 6 Munje Street, Pambula, New South Wales, 2549 (ABN: 74 634 022 290), for a permit for a burial at sea located offshore of Pambula Beach, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2020/3992) was received on 20 April 2020 for Bhagwan Marine Pty Ltd, Level 3, 251 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, 6000 (ABN: 81 009 154 349), for the towing to sea and scuttling for sea disposal of the entirety of a barge known as the ‘Bhagwan Titan’, in deep waters approximately 345 kilometres north northwest of Dampier, Western Australia.

·         An application (SD2020/3990) was received 3 June 2020 for Innovative Reefs Pty Ltd, Unit 1, 12-14 Lloyd Street, Southport, Queensland, 4215 (ABN: 65 605 489 281), for the placement of an artificial reef offshore from the Gold Coast, Queensland.

·         An application (SD2020/3993) was received on 30 June 2020 from Shark Bay Resources, Exchange Tower, 2 The Esplanade, Perth Western Australia, 6000 (ABN: 88 079 088 636), to load for the purpose of dumping, and to dump, up to 80,000 cubic metres of material sourced from within the 35.3 hectare entrance channel dredge area at Shark Bay, Western Australia.

Permits granted under sections 19 and 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2020/3991) was granted on 24 April 2020 to Group AHM Pty Ltd, 6 Munje Street, Pambula, New South Wales, 2549 (ABN: 74 634 022 290), for a permit for a burial at sea located offshore of Pambula Beach, New South Wales.

·         A permit (SD2019/3985) was granted on 12 June 2020 to Transport for New South Wales, 20-44 Ennis Road, Milsons Point, Sydney, New South Wales, 2061 (ABN: 76 236 371 088), to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 700,000 cubic metres (in-situ) of excavated material, derived from excavated rock (tunnel spoil) generated from the construction of driven tunnels from the waterside construction sites at Yurulbin Point and Berrys Bay, New South Wales.

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 (SD2018/3782) was received on 23 April 2020 from Pilbara Ports Authority, PO Box 84, West Perth, Western Australia, 6872 (ABN: 94 987 448 870), to extend the permit expiry date (for 3 years) from 31 July 2020 until 31 July 2023.

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2017/3542) was received on 23 April 2020 from Pilbara Ports Authority, PO Box 84, West Perth, Western Australia, 6872 (ABN: 94 987 448 870), to increase the permitted volume of dredged material proposed for disposal and for an extension to the permit expiry date (of 2 years) from 31 August 2020 until 31 August 2022.

Permit Variations granted under sections 21 and 23 of the Act

·         A variation (No.1) to a permit (SD2018/3782) was granted on 9 June 2020 to Pilbara Ports Authority, PO Box 84, West Perth, Western Australia, 6872 (ABN: 94 987 448 870), to extend the permit expiry date (for 3 years) from 31 July 2020 until 31 July 2023.

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, Sea Dumping Section, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, GPO Box 858, CANBERRA, ACT 2601. 

 

Jamie Machin

Acting Director

Sea Dumping Section

16 April 2021