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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 2019 to 31 December 2019

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 (SD2019/3985) was received on 4 December 2019 from 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.

·         An application (SD2019/3986) was received on 23 December 2019 from 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 836,000 cubic metres (in-situ) of dredged material, derived from capital dredging for the construction of the submerged tunnel crossing of Sydney Harbour, New South Wales.

Permits granted under sections 19 and 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2019/3982) was granted on 3 December 2019 to Woodside Energy Limited, 11 Mount Street, Perth, Western Australia, 6000 (ACN: 005 482 986), to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 2,781,700 cubic metres (in-situ) of dredged material, derived from capital dredging from the trunkline trenching works at the Port of Dampier, Western Australia.

The Minister/delegate did not require the permit 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 (SD2009/1382) was received on 28 November 2019 from North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited, GPO Box 409, Brisbane, Queensland, 4001 (ACN: 136 880 218), to extend the expiry date of the permit (by 3 months) from 28 June 2020 until 28 September 2020.

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2018/3902) was received on 11 December 2019 from Southern Dredging Pty Ltd, 1/260 Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell, New South Wales, 2231 (ABN: 28 624 473 463), to extend the expiry date of the permit (by 3 months) from 31 December 2019 until 31 March 2020.

Permit Variations granted under sections 21 and 23 of the Act

·         A variation (No.1) to a permit (SD2013/2442) was granted on 8 October 2019 to Gippsland Ports Committee of Management Incorporated, 97 Main Street, PO Box 388, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875 (ABN: 98 943 634 870), to allow a change of channel alignment of the northern end of Reeve Channel from the currently permitted dredge footprint.

·         A variation (No.2) to a permit (SD2018/3902) was granted on 20 December 2019 to Southern Dredging Pty Ltd, 1/260 Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell, New South Wales, 2231 (ABN: 28 624 473 463), to extend the expiry date of the permit (by 3 months) from 31 December 2019 until 31 March 2020.

·         An variation (No.3) to a permit (SD2009/1382) was granted on 20 December 2019 from North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited, GPO Box 409, Brisbane, Queensland, 4001 (ACN: 136 880 218), to extend the expiry date of the permit (by 3 months) from 28 June 2020 until 28 September 2020.

The Minister/delegate did not require the variations to the permits 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