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Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Published Date 21 Apr 2021

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

FOR THE PERIOD: 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021

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 (SD2020/4005) was received on 28 January 2021 from Marine and Safety Tasmania, 110 Swanston St, New Town, Tasmania, 7008 (ABN: 71 165 838 755), for the placement of an artificial reef, offshore of Turners Beach, Tasmania.

·         An application (SD2021/4004) was received on 29 January 2021 from Lord Howe Island Board, 1 Bowker Avenue, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, 2898 (ABN: 33 280 968 043), for a permit for a burial at sea located offshore of Lord Howe Island, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2021/4007) was received on 5 March 2021 from Robe River Mining Co. Pty. Limited, Central Park, 152 – 158 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, 6000 (ACN: 008 694 246), to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 500,000 cubic metres (in-situ) of dredged material, derived from maintenance dredging of berths, tug pens, swing basins and approach/departure channels at the Cape Lambert port facilities, Western Australia.

Permits granted under sections 19 and 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2020/3995) was granted on 10 March 2021 to Southern Ports Authority, 85 Brunswick Road, Albany, Western Australia, 6330 (ABN: 30 044 341 250), to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 11.7 million cubic metres (in-situ) of dredged material, derived from capital dredging of the Princess Royal Harbour shipping channel, Albany, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2020/3996) was granted on 7 January 2021 to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited, PO Box 3340, North Mackay, Queensland, 4740 (ACN: 136 880 218), to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 10,810,000 cubic metres (in-situ) of dredged material, derived from maintenance dredging of the departure channel, inner harbour and berth pocket areas of the Port of Weipa, Queensland.

·         A permit (SD2020/3999) was granted on 20 January 2021 to RTA Weipa Pty Ltd, 123 Albert Street, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000 (ACN: 137 266 285), to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 480,000 cubic metres (in-situ) of dredged material, derived from maintenance dredging of the Amrun Port and River Facilities, Weipa, Queensland.

·         An permit (SD2021/4004) was granted on 29 January 2021 from Lord Howe Island Board, 1 Bowker Avenue, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, 2898 (ABN: 33 280 968 043), for a permit for a burial at sea located offshore of Lord Howe Island, New South Wales.

·         A permit (SD2020/4003) was granted on 23 March 2021 to the Department of Regional New South Wales, Corner of Burrawang and Graham Streets, Narooma, New South Wales, 2546 (ABN: 19 948 325 463), for the placement of an artificial reef, offshore of Batemans 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 (SD2016/3242) was received on 22 February 2021 from Robe River Mining Co. Pty. Ltd, Level 24, Central Park, 152‑158 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, 6000 (ACN: 008 694 246), to extend the expiry date of the permit (by 6 months) from 31 March 2021 until 30 September 2021.

Permit Variations granted under sections 21 and 23 of the Act

·         A variation (No.3) to a permit (SD2016/3242) was granted on 11 March 2021 to Robe River Mining Co. Pty. Ltd, Level 24, Central Park, 152‑158 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, 6000 (ACN: 008 694 246), to extend the expiry date of the permit (by 6 months) from 31 March 2021 until 30 September 2021.

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