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The EPBC Act provides for a public comment period of 10 business days (with no extensions). A decision on whether a proposed action requires approval will be made within 20 business days. The outcome of the decision will be made publicly available on the web site.

Please note that all public comments will be considered by the decision-maker. However, we cannot guarantee that all comments will be acknowledged or responded to.

The following Referrals and Guidelines are published for public comment.

Note: Public comment will be accepted until close of business on the deadline date below. If there are no documents attached please try again later. The documents are available as PDF files.

Please note: Submissions may be subject to release under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, and may be provided to third parties for procedural fairness purposes (also known as natural justice).

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Reference No.
Title of referral
Invitation Date of Notice Deadline Date Documents
2014/7184 St Quentin Consulting Pty Ltd /Residential development/305 Great Ocean Road, Jan Juc/VIC/Development of approximately 10.3ha of land into 14 residential lots Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 17 Apr 2014 06 May 2014 National Heritage List - Insert Visual Impact Assessment - Hansen Partnership_Part1 Visual Impact Assessment - Hansen Partnership_Part2 Visual Impact Assessment - Hansen Partnership_Part3 Visual Impact Assessment - Hansen Partnership_Part4 National Heritage List Visual Impact Assessment - Hansen Partnership_Part6 Visual Impact Assessment - Hansen Partnership_Part7 Flora and Fauna - Ecology and Heritage Partners Referral Location Map Visual Impact Assessment - Hansen Partnership_Part5
2014/7183 Austasia Leefield Pty Ltd/Aquaculture/180 Clarke Street, Pindimar/NSW/Land-based Aquaculture Farm Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 16 Apr 2014 05 May 2014 Referral Figure 2- Location of Subject Site in relation to Myall Lakes Ramsar Wetlands Figure 1- Aerial Overlays- Development Plans
2014/7182 Lockyer Valley Regional Council/Natural resources management/Patrick St, Laidley and Railway St, Gatton/QLD/Vegetation removal and modification at Grey Headed Flying Fox roost sites Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 15 Apr 2014 02 May 2014 Referral Referral maps 1 - 6 Population data from EHP - Laidley chart Population data from EHP - Gatton chart Population data from EHP
2014/7181 Moreton Bay Regional Council/Natural resources management/Bribie Island/QLD/Kakadu Beach high tide shore bird roost maintenance, Bribie Island, QLD Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 14 Apr 2014 01 May 2014 Referral Attachment 1_Map of Kakadu High Tide Roost Site Attachment 2_Kakadu Beach Maintenance Plan February 2014 Attachment 6_Outcomes of meeting with residents at Kakadu Beach Attachment 3b_SIGNED_ DA_26993_2012_V4CHG_1 Attachment 4_Area of mangroves for removal Attachment 5_Amended Plans for Kakadu Shorebird Roost - Final - Signed Attachment 3a_MPP_Kakadu Beach High Tide Roost
2014/7178 Robe Golf Club/Commercial development/Robe/SA/Robe Golf Course, Allotment 2, Davenport Street, Robe, SA Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 11 Apr 2014 30 Apr 2014 Referral Attachment M - Development Plan Concept Plan Attachment B - Aerial Photograph Locality Plan Attachment C - Maps Ro-7 and Ro-8 Attachment D - Certificate of Title Allotment 2 - 5929-163 Attachment E - Vegetation Clearance Plan Attachment F - Vegetation  Assessment Dr Bob Anderson Attachment G - SKM Vegetation Assessment Allotment 2 Annexure Attachment H - Part A - Robe Vegetation Assessment_FinalV2 Attachment H - Part B - Appendix1 - Background All V2 Attachment H - Part C - Appendix2- Survey info ALL Attachment I - Plan of Division March 2012 Attachment J - Land Division Concepts Attachment K - DPA Government Agency Submissions Attachment L - DPA Public Submissions Attachment A - Project Area Plan
2014/7175 Energy World Corporation Ltd/Energy generation and supply (non-renewable)/Bowen/QLD/Cooper to Abbott Point liquid natural gas (LNG) facility Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 08 Apr 2014 24 Apr 2014 Referral Referral attachments Coordinates- Total Coordinates - Marine loading facility options 20140328_CAPLNG_full_survey_Part3 20140328_CAPLNG_Site_map 20140328_CAPLNG_full_survey_Part1 20140328_CAPLNG_full_survey_Part2 20140328_CAPLNG_Overview
2014/7177 Laudham Park Trading Pty Ltd/Residential development/Ross Park, Riverway Drive, Kelso/QLD/To develop stages 2-6 of the Laudham Park Development, Pinnacles, Townsville Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 08 Apr 2014 24 Apr 2014 Attachments_Part15 Attachments_Part14 42524_09A2 Referral Letter Attachments_Part1 Attachments_Part2 Attachments_Part3 Attachments_Part4 Attachments_Part5 Attachments_Part6 Attachments_Part7 Attachments_Part8 Attachments_Part9 Attachments_Part10 Attachments_Part11 Attachments_Part12 Attachments_Part13 Attachments_Part16
2014/7174 WA Department of the Premier and Cabinet/Natural resources management/off metropolitan & SW coastal regions of Western Australia/WA/Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 08 Apr 2014 24 Apr 2014 Referral Attach 32_Contractor Protocols Attach 2_South_West_MMA_Coordinates Attach 3_Extent of Metro Drum Line Locations 2013_14 Attach 4a_Extent of SW Drum Line Locations Phase 1 20131 Attach 4b_Extent of SW Drum Line Locations Phase 2 2013_14 Attach 5_Proposed Metro Drum Line Deployment with MPAs Attach 6_Proposed SW Drum Line Deployment with MPAs Attach 7_Footprint Area Attach 8_Shark Drum Line Catch Data 25 01_16-03 03 Attach 9a_Primary drum line configuration Attach 9b_Optional third float Attach 10_SLSWA Beach Attendance Statistics Attach 11_Criteria for determining drum line placement Attach 12_Metro MMA Attach 13_SW MMA Attach 14_Proposed SW Drum Line Deployment Phases Attach 15_Photo of a conventional fin tag Attach 16_Photo of a kangaroo fin tag Attach 17_Example data sheet from the 2013_14 drum line trial Attach 18_Observer Trips Summary Table Attach 19_Example of an observer trip report Attach 20_Criteria for determining a shark threat & response guidelines Attach 21_Guidelines for fishing for sharks posing an imminent threat Attach 22_Shark monitoring stations in Metro Attach 23_Shark monitoring stations in SW Attach 24_Applied Research Programs Attach 25_EPA Public Advice under s 39A Attach 26_Stakeholders engaged through the development of the policy Attach 27_EPBC Act Metro Protected Matters Report Attach 28_EPBC Act South West Protected Matters Report Attach 29_Research advice - proposed drum line strategy Jan- April 14 Attach 30_Risk Assessment For Shark Mitigation2014-2017 Attach 31_Photo of different hook sizes Attach 1_Metropolitan_MMA_Coordinates
2014/7173 Coal Mines Australia Pty Ltd/Mining/40 kms southeast of Gunnedah/NSW/Caroona underground Coal Mining Project Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 07 Apr 2014 23 Apr 2014 Referral Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4a Figure 4b Figure 9b Figure 6 Figure 7a Figure 7b Figure 8 Figure 9a Figure 5
2014/7172 Wet Tropics Management Authority/Natural resources management/Mt Peter-Bentley Park & Russett Park/QLD/Eradication of Yellow Crazy Ant Infestations, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Far North Qld Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 07 Apr 2014 23 Apr 2014 Referral Att 12_Lach Report_tramp-ants-projects Att 1(a)_Coordinates Mt Peter_Bentley Park bait treatment area Att 2_YCA_Kuranda2 Att 2(a)_Coordinates Russett Park Att 3_Mt Peter_CNS Att 4_Russett Park_Kuranda Att 5_WTMA_MERI_Plan_Submitted Att 6_Cwth TAP_TrampAnts Att 7_nomination-form-ktp_YCA_Wet_Tropcs_PrelimDraft Att 8_Fipronil Fact Sheet_BQCC Att 9_UNESP ecotoxicologia2011-0121-1-A-01 Att 10_MtPeterFlora&FaunaAssessment Report Att 11_distance_plus_techb Att 1_YCA_Edmonton7
2013/7025 BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal P/L/Exploration (mineral, oil and gas - non-marine)/South Walker Creek/QLD/Kemmis II South Walker Creek, open cut mine 25 KM WSW of Nebo QLD Invitation for Public Comment on Reconsideration of Referral Determination: S78A Reconsideration request 26 Mar 2014 02 May 2014 http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-impacts-on-water-quality.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-south-walker-creek-mine-enviro-authority.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-target-flora-fauna-species-survey-ecoserve.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-expansion-flora-habitat-survey-2.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-walker-creek-environmental-values-study.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-south-walker-creek-mine-water-mgmt-plan.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-reconsideration-request-cover-sheet.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-south-walker-creek-mine-hydrocarbon-chem-spill-procedure.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-expansion-flora-habitat-survey-1.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-pit-gia-south-walker-creek-mine-1.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-pit-gia-south-walker-creek-mine-2.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-reconsideration-request-letter.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2013/7025/2013-7025-threatened-terrestrial-fauna-species-assessment-mulgrave.pdf