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

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Crest

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

FOR THE PERIOD: 1 July 2020 to 30 September 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 (SD2020/3994) was received on 21 July 2020 from the Gold Coast City Council, 9 Holden Place, Bundall, Queensland, 4217 (ABN: 84 858 548 460), for the placement of an artificial reef, offshore of Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland.

·         An application (SD2020/4000) was received on 12 August 2020 from Santos NA Darwin Pipeline Pty Ltd, 60 Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000 (ABN: 60 093 316 959), for the decommissioning of pipeline used for carrying dry sales gas from the Bayu-Undan Field in Timor-Leste offshore waters to the Darwin LNG Plant at Wickham Point, Northern Territory.

·         An application (SD2020/3995) was received on 31 August 2020 from 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.

·         An application (SD2020/3997) was received on 31 August 2020 from Recfishwest, Suite 3, 45 Northside Drive, Hillarys, Western Australia, 6025 (ABN: 77922 817 608) for the placement of an artificial reef, offshore of Onslow, Western Australia.

·         An application (SD2020/3996) was received on 1 September 2020 from 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.

·         An application (SD2020/3998) was received on 3 September 2020 from Recfishwest, Suite 3, 45 Northside Drive, Hillarys, Western Australia, 6205 (ABN: 77 922 817 608), for the placement of an artificial reef, offshore of Exmouth, Western Australia.

·         An application (SD2020-3999) was received on 15 September 2020 from 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.

 

Permits granted under sections 19 and 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2020/3992) was granted on 10 July 2020 to 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.

·         A permit (SD2020/3989) was granted on 9 July 2020 to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Cnr Burrawang & Graham Streets, Narooma, New South Wales, 2546 (ABN: 20 770 707 468) for the placement of an artificial reef, offshore of Tweed Heads, 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 (SD2010/1642) was received on 6 August 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.

Permit Variations granted under sections 21 and 23 of the Act

·         A variation (No.2) to a permit (SD2017/3542) was granted on 9 July 2020 to 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.

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