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Department of the Environment and Heritage annual report 2005–06

Volume two
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006
ISSN 1441 9335

Legislation annual reports 2005-06 (continued)

Operation of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Appendix 1 — Statistics on the operation of the EPBC Act during 2005–06

Table 1: Overview of referrals, assessments and approvals
  2005–06(a) Total(b)
Referrals
Total referrals received 341 1932
Referrals being processed at 1 July 2005 32 N/A
Referrals withdrawn or lapsed before decision 7 37
Referral decisions made (after reconsideration) 329 1 858
Approval required—controlled action 71 424
Approval not required—action to be taken in a particular manner 67 281
Approval not required—no conditions on action 191 1 153
Referrals being processed at 30 June 2006 37 N/A
Controlled actions
Total controlled actions (after reconsideration) 71 424
Assessments completed 36 181
Under bilateral agreements 6 10
Preliminary documentation 18 122
Public environment report 3 6
Environmental impact statement 4 13
Public inquiry 0 0
Accredited assessment 5 30
Approval decisions
Total approval decisions 37 152
Approved with no conditions 0 10
Approved with conditions 35 138
Approval not granted 2 4
(a) From 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006.
(b) Since the commencement of the EPBC Act in July 2000.
Table 2: Referrals, referral decisions and reconsideration of decisions
Referrals
Referrals being processed at 1 July 2005 32
Referrals received 2005–06 341
Deemed referrals 0
Referrals withdrawn or lapsed before decision 47
Referral decisions made (initial decisions, before reconsideration) 329
Approval required—controlled action 78
Approval not required—action to be taken in a particular manner 64
Approval not required—no conditions on action 187
Referrals being processed at 30 June 2006 37
Reconsideration of decisions
Reconsideration decisions being processed at 1 July 2005 0
Reconsideration requests received 2005–06 17
Reconsideration decisions made 17
No change in decision 2
Controlled action decision to not controlled action 5
Controlled action decision to action to be taken in a particular manner 4
Not controlled action decision to action to be taken in a particular manner 1
Particular manner decision to new manner 5
Controlled action to revised controlling provisions 0
Not controlled action to controlled action 0
Particular manner decision to not controlled action 0
Particular manner decision to controlled action 0
Reconsiderations pending at 30 June 2006 0
Table 3: Referrals and referral decisions made by jurisdiction(a)
 
Referrals received 2005–06
Decisions made in 2005–06
Approval required
Approval not required
CA (b)
PM (c)
NCA (d)
Total
Qld
81
22
7
49
78
WA
58
25
10
27
62
Vic
57
5
9
37
51
NSW
55
9
13
30
52
ACT
16
1
4
10
15
SA
12
7
1
5
13
NT
12
4
1
5
10
Tas
12
3
2
9
14
Christmas Island
8
2
5
7
Antarctica
2
1
1
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
2
1
1
Norfolk Island
1
1
1
Commonwealth marine areas
25
1
14
9
24
Total
341
78
64
187
329
(a) The counts of referrals received and of decisions made relate to events occurring in 2005-06 before reconsideration. However some decisions made may relate to referrals received in earlier years.
(b) CA means that the action is a controlled action.
(c) PM (particular manner) refers to decisions made by the minister under section 77(3) that an action is not a controlled action if taken in a particular manner.
(d) NCA means that the action is not a controlled action.
Table 4: Referrals and referral decisions made by activity category(a)
 
Referrals received 2005–06
Decisions made in 2005–06
Approval required
Approval not required
CA (b)
PM (c)
NCA (d)
Total
Agriculture and forestry
10
1
4
4
9
Air and space transport
2
1
1
2
Aquaculture
4
3
0
2
5
Communication
7
1
0
4
5
Defence
0
0
0
0
0
Energy generation and supply
47
8
4
32
44
Exploration (mineral, oil, gas)
30
2
21
9
32
Land transport
18
3
0
17
20
Manufacturing
7
4
0
1
5
Mining
38
15
5
15
35
Private
2
0
0
2
2
Sale or lease of Commonwealth property
4
1
0
3
4
Science, research and investigations
9
0
3
4
7
Tourism, recreation and conservation management
39
7
14
15
36
Urban and commercial new development
59
21
5
36
62
Urban and commercial redevelopment
24
1
3
16
20
Waste management
12
1
3
6
10
Water management and use
17
5
2
13
20
Water transport
12
4
0
7
11
Total
341
78
64
187
329
(a) The counts of referrals received and of decisions made relate to events occurring in 2005-06 before reconsideration. However some decisions made may relate to referrals received in earlier years.
(b) CA means that the action is a controlled action.
(c) PM (particular manner) refers to decisions made by the minister under section 77(3) that an action is not a controlled action if taken in a particular manner.
(d) NCA means that the action is not a controlled action.
Table 5: Numbers of matters protected by the EPBC Act for which adverse impacts have been addressed(a)
  Matter protected
Nominal controlled action (b)
Controlled action
Division 1 Matters of national environmental significance
Section 12 World heritage values of a world heritage property
6
18
Section 15B National heritage values of a national heritage place
2
1
Section 16 Ecological character of a declared Ramsar wetland
3
7
Section 18 Listed threatened species or ecological community
52
65
Section 20 Listed migratory species
26
38
Section 21 Nuclear activities with a significant impact on the environment
0
1
Section 23 Commonwealth marine environment
26
7
Division 2 Proposals involving the Commonwealth
Section 26 Commonwealth land
4
5
Section 27B Activities involving Commonwealth heritage places overseas
0
0
Section 28 Commonwealth or Commonwealth agency activity
6
3
Total  
125
145
(a) Numbers of matters protected are after reconsideration of decisions.
(b) Arising from decisions made by the minister under section 77(3) that an action is not a controlled action if taken in a particular manner.
Table 6: Decisions on assessment approach and assessments by type of assessment
 
Level of assessment decided during 2005–06
Assessments completed during
2005–06
Under
assessment at
30 June 2006
Commonwealth assessments
Preliminary documentation
20
18
11
Public environment report
4
3
9
Environmental impact statement
2
4
6
Public inquiry
0
0
0
State/territory assessments
Bilateral agreement
26
6
36
Accredited assessment
5
5
29
Total
57
36
91
Table 7: Approvals
Approvals
Approved with no conditions 0
Approved with conditions 35
Approval not granted 2
Total decisions 37
Awaiting approval at 30 June 2006 6
Awaiting s130(1B) notice from state/territory (a) 14
Awaiting further information from proponent (b) 5
(a) The statutory timeframe for the approval process commences with the finalisation of an assessment report and, where necessary, the receipt of a notice from the relevant state/territory stating that the impacts of the action (other than those impacts assessed in accordance with the EPBC Act) have been assessed by the state or territory. Therefore for some proposed actions, although the assessment process is complete, the approval process statutory timeframe cannot commence until such notices from the state or territory are received under section 130(1B).
(b) Where the minister believes, on reasonable grounds, that he or she does not have enough information to make an informed decision whether or not to approve the taking of an action, the minister may request further information under section 132. In these cases the approval process statutory timeframe is stopped until the last of the information requested is received (section 130(5)).
Table 8: Advice requested and provided under section 160
Authorisation provision
Requests for advice
Assessment completed
Advice provided
Airspace management
0
0
0
GBRMPA (a) permit/authority
0
0
0
Airport major development plan
13
6
6
Sea dumping permit
0
0
0
Total
13
6
6
(a) Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Approvals granted in 2005–06

Australian Antarctic Division—Removal of old donga line buildings, Davis Station, Antarctica

BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd—Pyrenees Oil Fields development, North West Cape

BHP Mitsui Coal Pty Ltd—Open cut coal mining, Poitrel, via Moranbah, Qld

Calcifer Industrial Minerals Pty Ltd—Mourilyan silica sand project, Kurrimine Beach, Qld

Compass Resources NL—Copper, cobalt and nickel mine—Browns Oxide project, Rum Jungle, NT

Department of Defence—Headquarters Australian Theatre, Woodlands, near Bungendore, NSW

Department of Defence—Construction and operation of urban operations training facility, Mount Bundey, NT

Department of Defence—Dismantle and remove masts and aerials at Belconnen Naval Transmission Station, Belconnen, ACT

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources—Great Darling Anabranch—pipeline construction and environmental water flow management, Wentworth Shire, NSW

Goulburn-Murray Water—Murray Valley Drain 11, Numurkah, Vic

Greater Geelong City Council—Mosquito control, Geelong, Vic

Hazelwood Power—West Mine development, Latrobe Valley, Vic

Hydro Tasmania—Musselroe wind farm, Cape Portland property, Tas

K and T Developments—Development of 90 residential lots with associated public roads and underground services and the removal of 5.2 hectares of bushland, Kingston, Tas

Lyons (formerly Lee Point) Development Corporation—Residential subdivision of Lot 9793 (formerly Lots 9774 and 9779) Lee Point Road, Darwin, NT

Main Roads Western Australia—Three turning pockets west of Busselton townsite, Caves Road, WA

Mobil Exploration and Producing Australia Pty Ltd—Develop Jansz-Io deepwater gas field, Barrow Island, WA

Mr Stephen Lane—Public ferry hovercraft operation, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Multiplex Development No 8 Pty Ltd—Industrial development, Burns Road, Altona, Vic

North Coast Water—Clarence Valley and Coffs Harbour regional water supply project, Grafton, NSW

NSW Roads and Traffic Authority—Upgrade of existing road, Main Road 92, Nowra-Nerriga, NSW

Oasis Mission Beach Pty Ltd—Development of a resort complex, Mission Beach, Qld

Pacific Coal Pty Ltd—Open-cut coal mine, Clermont, Qld

Ports Corporation of Queensland—Port of Hay capital dredging apron area and departure path, Dalrymple Bay, Qld

Pradella Developments—Development of buildings, roads and services for a 142 lot residential development over 31.8 hectares (Stages 3–5), Cooloola Cove, Qld

Queensland Department of Main Roads and NSW Roads and Traffic Authority—Tugun Bypass, Tugun to Tweed Heads, Qld

Sandhurst Mining Pty Ltd—Minerva coal mine out of pit spoil dumps, Springsure, Qld

Satterley Property Group—East Busselton residential estate, Yalyalup, WA

Simon Builders Pty Ltd—Fairway Waters retirement village, Racecourse Road, Pakenham, Vic

Starline Australia Holdings—Reef Cove Resort, False Cape, Cairns, Qld

Sydney Ports Corporation—Expansion of Port Botany facilities, Botany Bay, NSW

VicRoads—Replacement of existing Bayles bridges 1 and 2 on Koo Wee Rup–Longwarry Road over Yallock Creek, Bayles, Vic

Wide Bay Water Corporation—Raising of Lenthalls Dam, Doongal Creek, Hervey Bay, Qld

Woodside Energy Limited—Development of Blacktip Gas Field, Joseph Bonaparte Gulf

Woodside Energy Ltd—Greater Enfield (Vincent) development, WA

Approvals not granted in 2005–06

Mr Gabriel Bittar—Subdivision and development on Kangaroo Island, American River, SA

Wind Power Pty Ltd—Bald Hills Wind Farm 80 turbines, Bald Hills, Vic

Awaiting approval at 30 June 2006

FKP Commercial Developments Pty Ltd—Industrial Estate Cooper Road, Cambellfield, Vic

Fortescue Metals Group Limited—Cloud Break open pit iron ore mine, Pilbara, WA

Gunson Resources Limited—Coburn mineral sand project, Shark Bay, WA

Luddenham Management Pty Ltd—Twin Creeks Estate (stage 4), 26 rural residential allotments, Luddenham, NSW

Queensland Parks and Wildlife—Gold Coast Hinterland great walk, Lamington National Park, Springbrook National Park, Numinbah Forest Reserve, Qld

Watsons Pty Ltd—Wyndham Cove marina and residential development, Werribee South, Vic

Assessments completed in 2005–06

Assessed by preliminary documentation

Abah Group—Rezoning of former Lalor Golf Course and residential development on the 57 hectare site, Melbourne, Vic

Australian Antarctic Division—Removal of old donga line buildings, Davis Station, Antarctica

Department of Defence—Dismantle and remove masts and aerials at Belconnen Naval Transmission Station, Belconnen, ACT

FKP Commercial Developments Pty Ltd—Industrial estate Cooper Road, Cambellfield, Vic

Greater Geelong City Council—Mosquito control, Geelong, Vic

Lyons (formerly Lee Point) Development Corporation—Residential subdivision of Lot 9793 (formerly Lots 9774 and 9779) Lee Point Road, Darwin, NT

Mobil Exploration and Producing Australia Pty Ltd—Develop Jansz-Io deepwater gas field, Barrow Island, WA

Multiplex Development No 8 Pty Ltd—Industrial development, Burns Road, Altona, Vic

North Coast Water—Clarence Valley and Coffs Harbour regional water supply project, Grafton, NSW

Oasis Mission Beach Pty Ltd—Development of a resort complex, Mission Beach, Qld

Pradella Developments—Development of buildings, roads and services for a 142 lot residential development over 31.8 hectares (Stages 3–5), Cooloola Cove, Qld

Queensland Department of Main Roads—Kuranda Range Road (Kennedy Highway) upgrade, Kuranda, Qld

Queensland Parks and Wildlife—Gold Coast Hinterland great walk, Lamington National Park, Springbrook National Park, Numinbah Forest Reserve, Qld

Sandhurst Mining Pty Ltd—Minerva coal mine—out of pit spoil dumps, Springsure, Qld

Satterley Property Group—East Busselton residential estate, Yalyalup, WA

Stockland Developments Pty Ltd—Residential development on a 929 hectare site located adjacent to the Bohle River and Bruce Highway, Bohle, Thuringowa, Qld

VicRoads—Replacement of existing Bayles bridges 1 and 2 on Koo Wee Rup– Longwarry Road over Yallock Creek, Bayles, Vic

Wide Bay Water Corporation—Raising of Lenthalls Dam, Doongal Creek, Hervey Bay, Qld

Assessed by environmental impact statement

BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd—Pyrenees Oil Fields development, North West Cape

Department of Defence—Headquarters Australian Theatre, Woodlands, near Bungendore, NSW

Queensland Department of Main Roads and NSW Roads and Traffic Authority—Tugun Bypass, Tugun to Tweed Heads, Qld

Woodside Energy Ltd—Greater Enfield (Vincent) development, WA

Assessed by public environment report

Cooloola Shire Council—Construction of new landfill, Toolara, Qld

Department of Defence—Construction and operation of urban operations training facility, Mount Bundey, NT

Mr Stephen Lane— Public ferry hovercraft operation, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Assessed through an accredited process

Hazelwood Power—West Mine Development, Latrobe Valley, Vic

Newcastle Port Corporation—Hunter River south arm dredging, Newcastle, NSW

Newnes Kaolin Pty Limited—Newnes Kaolin friable sandstone mine project, Newnes Junction, NSW

Sydney Ports Corporation—Expansion of Port Botany facilities, Botany Bay, NSW

Watsons Pty Ltd—Wyndham Cove marina and residential development, Werribee South, Vic

Assessed under a bilateral agreement

BHP Mitsui Coal Pty Ltd—Open cut coal mining, Poitrel, via Moranbah, Qld

Compass Resources NL—Copper, cobalt and nickel mine—Browns Oxide project, Rum Jungle, NT

Fortescue Metals Group Limited—Cloud Break open pit iron ore mine, Pilbara, Chichester Range, WA

Gunson Resources Limited—Coburn mineral sand project, Shark Bay, WA

Hydro Tasmania—Heemskirk wind farm development, west coast Tasmania between Trial and Granville Harbours, Tas

Ports Corporation of Queensland—Port of Hay capital dredging apron area and departure path, Dalrymple Bay, Qld

Assessments in progress at 30 June 2006

Assessments by preliminary documentation

Callide Coalfields Pty Ltd—Coal mining lease 6993 (The Bluff), Biloela, Qld

Cedar Woods Properties Limited—Laverton activity centre and residential development, Laverton, Vic

Department of Defence—Operation of 17 Tiger helicopters at Robertson Barracks, Darwin, NT

Kinsmen Limited—Meningie canal-based housing development, Meningie, SA

Meridian Energy Ltd—Dollar wind farm development, South Gippsland, Vic

Mr Louis Campagnolo—Vegetation clearing, Kurrimine Beach, Qld

Queensland Department of Main Roads—Toowoomba bypass highway corridor, Toowoomba, Qld

ROCLA Ltd—Kurnell sand extraction and backfilling proposal, Kurnell Peninsula, NSW

Tidal Energy Australia—Derby Tidal Power Proposal, Derby, WA

Watermark Enterprises—Subdivision Lot 1 Dawesville Rd, Dawesville, WA

Westfield Management Limited—Development of Plenty Valley town centre, South Morang, Vic

Assessments by environmental impact statement

AGL Petronas Consortium—PNG–Qld gas pipeline—Gove Lateral, Cape York Peninsula, Qld to Gove, NT

Chevron Texaco Australia—Gorgon gas development, Barrow Island, WA

Phosphate Resources Ltd—East Christmas Island phosphate mines (9 sites), Christmas Island

Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd—Floating liquefied natural gas facility, Timor Sea

TransGrid—Electricity transmission line, Buronga, NSW to Monash, SA

WMC (Olympic Dam Corporation) Pty Ltd—Expansion of the Olympic Dam copper, uranium, gold and silver mine, processing plant and associated infrastructure, Olympic Dam, SA

Assessments by public environment report

Cairns City Council—Groundwater extracted from Mulgrave River aquifer, bore field and associated infrastructure, Aloomba, Qld

Cultus Timor Sea Pty Ltd—Audacious Oil Field stand-alone development, Timor Sea

HEZ Pty Ltd—Development of the Hunter economic zone industrial estate, Hunter Valley, NSW

Mr K Williams and Cardwell Properties Pty Ltd—Port Hinchinbrook Resort (Stage II), Cardwell, Qld

PGP Developments Pty Ltd—Whitsunday Shores Estate residential subdivision, golf course, facilities and infrastructure, Bowen, Qld

Phosphate Resources Ltd—Exploration for mineable phosphate, Christmas Island

UP NCI Property Management Pty Ltd—Tourist resort and subdivision development, North Curtis Island, Qld

Waterman Agriculture Pty Ltd—Irrigated cotton development expansion, Pillicawarrina, Macquarie Marshes, NSW

Woodside Energy Ltd—Pluto Gas Project, Burrup Peninsula–North West Shelf, WA

Assessments through an accredited process

Astron Limited—Donald mineral sands project,Vic

Austeel Pty Ltd—Steel mill, Newcastle, NSW

Australian Rail Track Corporation—South Sydney freight rail line, Sefton Park to Macarthur, NSW

Baillie Lodges—Southern Ocean Lodge, Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA

Barro Group—Extension of Mountain View basalt quarry by 490 hectares (Stage 2), Point Wilson, Vic

Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Ltd—Brisbane Airport new parallel runway project, Brisbane Airport, Qld

Burnett Water Pty Ltd—Walla Weir raising of dam, Bundaberg, Qld

City of Cockburn—Extension of Beeliar Drive between the junction of Mayor and Fawcett Roads and Cockburn Road, City of Cockburn, WA

Compass Resources NL—Polymetallic project—lead, copper, nickel, cobalt and silver, Rum Jungle, Browns Deposit, NT

Gunns Limited—Gunns bleached kraft pulp mill, Longreach, Bell Bay, Tas

Iluka Resources Limited—Mineral sands mining—Woornack, Rownack, Rainlover, Pirro and Kulwin, near Ouyen, Vic

Lake Wellington Estates—Wellington Waters canal estate, Wellington Lakes, Vic

LG Chem Ltd—Construction of a Chlor-Alkali/Ethylene Di-Chloride (CA/EDC) plant, Gladstone State Development Area, Landing Road, Gladstone, Qld

Lonsdale Golf Club Inc—Lonsdale Golf Club Redevelopment, Point Lonsdale, Vic

Major Projects Victoria—Long term containment facility for prescribed industrial waste, Nowingi, Vic

Mineralogy Pty Ltd—Binowee iron ore project, Cape Preston, WA

NSW Roads and Traffic Authority—Pacific Highway, Bulahdelah upgrade, Bulahdelah, NSW

Orange City Council—Resource reprocessing facility, near Molong, NSW

Oxiana Limited—Prominent Hill copper-gold project, Prominent Hill, SA

Pacific Reef Fisheries (Bowen) Pty Ltd—Proposed Guthalungra aquaculture facility, Guthalungra, Qld

PF Formation—Sand extraction, Maroota, NSW

Port of Melbourne Corporation—Port Phillip Bay channel deepening, Port Phillip Bay, Vic

RMI Pty Ltd—Irrigated intensive crop production, Macintyre River valley, NSW

Roads and Traffic Authority, NSW—Great Western Highway upgrade (Section 1A), Lawson, NSW

Selwyn Mines Limited—The Selwyn copper-gold project, Mt Isa-Carpentaria, Qld

Shute Harbour Management Pty Ltd—Construction of marina facility, Shute Harbour, Qld

Stockland Development Pty Ltd—Residential and golf course development project, Point Lonsdale, Vic

Tarong Energy Corporation Limited—Glen Wilga open-cut coal mine, Surat Basin, Qld

Wind Power Pty Ltd—Wind turbines, Swan Bay, Vic

Astron Limited—Donald mineral sands project, Vic

Assessments under a bilateral agreement

AGL Petronas Consortium—Ballera lateral gas pipeline, Qld

Albany Port Authority—APA dredging project, Port Albany, WA

Barry Humfrey—Development of land based tourist facilities on Long Island, Houtman Abrolhos Islands, WA

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance—Norwich Park coal mine—development of east pit, Bowen Basin, Qld

BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd—Goonyella riverside coal mine expansion, Bowen Basin, Qld

Cape Bouvard Investments Pty Ltd—Rural subdivision of a 975.2 hectare property, Mandurah, WA

Central Queensland Ports Authority and Queensland Rail—Wiggins Island coal terminal, Port of Gladstone, Qld

Chevron Texaco Australia Pty Ltd—Greater Gorgon development—optical fibre cable, mainland to Barrow Island, Onslow to Barrow Island, WA

Darwin Clean Fuels Pty Ltd—Condensate processing facility, East Arm, Darwin Business Park, NT

Department of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts—Centralised sewage scheme, Cradle Valley, Tas

Enertrade—Install and operate gas pipeline, Moranbah–Gladstone, Qld

Gladstone Pacific Nickel—HPAL nickel plant, Gladstone, Qld

Grange Resources Limited—Southdown magnetite mine, Wellstead, WA

Humfrey Land Development—Tourism facility and associated infrastructure, Houtman Abrolhos Islands, WA

Kemerton Silica Sand Pty Ltd—Silica sand mine expansion, Kemerton, WA

Marine Harvest—Barramundi nursery farm, Darwin Harbour, NT

Marine Harvest—Port Patterson barramundi sea cage farm, Port Patterson, NT

Marine Harvest—Snake Bay barramundi sea cage farm, Melville Island, NT

Matilda Minerals Ltd—Andranangoo Creek and Lethbridge Bay mineral sand mining, Tiwi Islands, NT

MIM Holdings Limited—McArthur River mine expansion, McArthur River, NT

Mount Gibson Mining Limited—Open cut mine and associated infrastructure, Mt Gibson, WA

NCA Joint Venture—Wollombi open cut coal mine (Suttor Creek ML4761 extension), near Glenden, Qld

New Acland Coal Pty Ltd—New Acland mine expansion, Darling Downs, Qld

Northern Territory Department of Planning and Infrastructure—Victoria Highway upgrade, Victoria River, NT

Olympia Resources Limited—Mineral sands mine, Keysbrook, WA

P3 Prestige Property Partnership—Ella Bay residential and tourism development, Ella Bay, Qld

Pacific Hydro Limited—White Rock Ridge wind farm, Robbins Island, Tas

Queensland Government Coordinator General—Gold Coast marine development, Gold Coast, Qld

Southern Regional Water Pipeline Company—Southern regional water pipeline, south east Qld

Straits Salt Pty Ltd—Yannarie solar salt project, Exmouth Gulf, WA

SunWater—Water for Bowen project, Claire Weir, Bowen, Qld

Territory Iron Ltd—Frances Creek iron ore mine, Frances Creek, NT

Water Corporation—Yarragadee water supply development, Blackwood Plateau, south west WA

Woodside Energy Limited and Alcan Gove Pty Limited—Trans-territory gas pipeline, Wadeye to Gove (Galupa), NT

Woodside Energy Ltd—Site preparations, Burrup Peninsula, WA

Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd—Efficiency and growth increase of alumina production, Darling Plateau, WA

Table 9: Processing of nominations and changes to the lists of threatened species, ecological communities and key threatening processes
 
Species
Ecological communities
Key threatening processes
New public nominations received under the Act
15
9
5
Nominations on which the Threatened Species Scientific Committee has provided advice to the minister
14
1
2
Threatened Species Scientific Committee advice to the minister carried over from 2004–05
1
4
0
Ministerial decisions made on Threatened Species Scientific Committee advice
13
6
2
Number uplisted, downlisted, new, delisted, rejected
0, 1, 4, 4, 4
0, 0, 5, 1, 0
0, 0, 1, 0, 1
Number of amendments to the list
9
6
1
Total number of listings as at 30 June 2006
1 684
36
17
Number of public nominations where an extension to the 12-month timeframe was required
4
10
0
Number of ministerial decisions made on Threatened Species Scientific Committee advice where the minister’s 90-day deadline was met
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
12
1
6
0
1
1
Table 10: Cetacean permits—applications received, decisions made on assessment approach and permits granted
Sub–section
Applications received
Decisions made on assessment approach
Permits granted
Conditions varied or revoked
Suspended or cancelled
238 (3)(a)
3
3
3
2
0
238 (3)(b)
1
1
1
0
0
238 (3)(c )
1
0
0
0
0
238 (3)(d)
0
0
0
0
0
238 (3)(e)
2
2
2
0
0
Total
7
6
6
0
0
Table 11: Assessments of Commonwealth and state managed fisheries completed
State/Commonwealth Fishery Ministerial/delegate decision date
Commonwealth Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery 28 July 2005
Commonwealth Skipjack Tuna Fishery 30 November 2005
Commonwealth Torres Strait Trochus Fishery 28 November 2005
Commonwealth Torres Strait Prawn Trawl Fishery 26 November 2005
Commonwealth Torres Strait Finfish Fishery 29 November 2005
Commonwealth New and Exploratory Fisheries in the CCAMLR (a) Region 28 November 2005
Commonwealth Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery 28 November 2005
Tas Marine Aquarium Fishery 5 August 2005
Tas Commercial Dive Fisheries 26 November 2005
Tas Scallop Fishery 27 November 2005
WA Aquarium Fishery 11 October 2005
WA Cocos (Keeling) Islands Marine Aquarium Fishery 7 November 2005
WA West Coast Purse Seine Fishery 28 November 2005
WA South Coast Purse Seine Fishery 28 November 2005
WA Northern Developmental Blue Swimmer Crab Fishery 1 February 2006
WA South Coast Trawl Fishery 24 February 2006
Qld Coral Reef Finfish Fishery 16 November 2005
Qld Deepwater Finfish Fishery 28 October 2005
Qld Marine Aquarium Fishery 27 November 2005
Qld River and Inshore Beam Trawl Fishery 17 February 2006
SA Urchin Fishery 28 October 2005
SA Marine Scalefish Fishery 29 November 2005
SA Lakes and Coorong Fishery 28 November 2005
Vic Urchin Fishery 7 November 2005
Vic Scallop Fishery 2 February 2006
Fisheries for which short-term decisions were made during 2005–06
Commonwealth Informally Managed Fishing Permit 29 November 2005
NSW Ocean Trawl Fishery 28 November 2005
NSW Ocean Trap and Line Fishery 29 November 2005
NSW Rock Lobster Fishery 29 November 2005
NSW Abalone Fishery 28 November 2005
Qld East Coast Inshore Finfish Fishery 28 November 2005
WA West Coast and Southern Joint Authority Temperate Shark Fisheries 28 February 2006
WA North Coast and Joint Authority Tropical Shark Fisheries 28 February 2006
(a) CCAMLR = Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

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