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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 October 2020 to 31 December 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 (SD2020/4001) was received on 18 November 2020 from Newcastle Port Corporation, Level 4, 20 Windmill Street, Walsh Bay, New South Wales, 2000 (ABN: 50 825 884 846), to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump approximately 14,924 cubic metres of dredged material, derived from capital dredging for the construction of the Overseas Passenger Terminal Berthing Infrastructure Project in Circular Quay, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2020/4002) was received on 25 November 2020 from the Department of Defence, Directorate Environmental Impact Assessment, BP26-2-B016, Brindabella Circuit, Canberra Airport, Australian Capital Territory, 2609 (ABN: 68 706 814 312), to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump 2,355 cubic metres (in-situ) of dredged material, derived from maintenance dredging at the Garden Island Naval Base, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2020/4003) was received on 24 December 2020 from 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.

Permits granted under sections 19 and 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2020/3987) was granted on 25 November 2020 to Busselton Jetty Incorporated, PO Box 851, Busselton, Western Australia, 6280 (ABN: 87 307 176 949), for the placement of the SS Pericles Replica, and a further 12 Sculptural modules, offshore at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2020/3988) was granted on 8 October 2020 to Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Locked Bag 4, Bentley Delivery Centre, Perth, Western Australia, 6983 (ABN: 18 951 343 745), for the placement of an artificial reef, offshore of Perth, 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). 

Permit Variations granted under sections 21 and 23 of the Act

·         A variation (No.1) to a permit (SD2010/1642) was granted on 3 November 2020 from North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation, Level 1 Waterfront Place, Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour, Queensland, 4740 (ABN: 36 136 880 218) requesting to slightly modify the current approved design depths set out in the original permit application to reflect the existing infrastructure and ensure alignment of the Sea Dumping Permit (SD2010/1642) with current State approvals.

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