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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.

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Reference No.
Title of referral
Invitation Date of Notice Deadline Date Documents
2014/7277 Water Corporation/Water management and use/Harris River State Forest/WA/Stirling to Harris Dam Pipeline construction Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 23 Jul 2014 06 Aug 2014 Referral Attachment A - protected matters search Attachment B - Flora, veg, cockatoo and dieback assess Coordinates Figure Attachment D - Black Cockatoo Survey Attachment E - Native veg clearing and fauna management Attachment C - Flora, veg and fauna assess
2014/7275 Fortescue Metals Group Limited/Mining/Pilbara/WA/Solomon Iron Ore Project expansion, Pilbara WA Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 22 Jul 2014 05 Aug 2014 Attachment E - 2014 Solomon Flora & Vegetation Survey Summary Attachment F - Environmental Policy Referral Attachment B - Figures Attachment E - 2014 Solomon Fauna & SRE Survey Summary - Part 3 Attachment D - EPBC Act Protected Matters Search Results Attachment E - 2014 Solomon Fauna & SRE Survey Summary - Part 1 Attachment E - 2014 Solomon Fauna & SRE Survey Summary - Part 2 Attachment C - EPBC Act Approval 2010-5567 & Ministerial Statement 862
2014/7274 Department of Justice/Residential development/Bacchus Marsh, Geelong Road, Lara/VIC/To develop a new High Security Unit (HSU) adjacent to HM Barwon Prison Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 21 Jul 2014 04 Aug 2014 Referral Appendix 1_Referral Area Appendix 2_ Prison Locality Plan (with HSU) Appendix 6_ CHMP Barwon Prison HSU 6.12.13 (small) Appendix 4_HSU and Access Road Plan Appendix 5_Flora and Fauna Report_FINAL_ver.0.4 Appendix 3_Crown Land Plans
2014/7273 Redland City Council/Natural resources management/Lawn Terrace, Capalaba/QLD/Nudge Black and Grey-headed Flying-foxes away from residential properties Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 18 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 Referral 2014-7273 Referral Attachment - Lawn Terrace Aerial Photograph 2014-7273 Referral Attachment - Species Management Plan 2014-7273 Referral Attachment - RCC Adopted Resolution 16-07-2014 2014-7273 Referral Attachment - RCC Corporate Environment Policy 2014-7273 Referral Attachment - Lawn Terrace Works Site
2014/7272 BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal/Mining/Bowen Basin/QLD/South Walker Creek Mulgrave Pit extension, Nebo, QLD Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 17 Jul 2014 31 Jul 2014 Referral Attachment K - Walker Creek Environmental Values Attachment B - Project Activity Boundaries Attachment C - Project Layout Attachment D - SWC_ EA MIN100552107 Attachment E1 - Functional Design Drawings Attachment E2 - Diversion_Functional_Design Attachment F1 - Diversion Revegetation plan_Part1 Attachment F2 - Diversion Revegetation plan_Part2 Attachment G1 - Biodiversity Study Stage 1_Part1 Attachment G2 - Biodiversity Study Stage 1_Part2 Attachment H1 - Biodiversity Study Stage 3 pt1_Part1 Attachment H2 - Biodiversity Study Stage 3 pt1_Part2 Attachment H3 - Biodiversity Study Stage 3 pt1_Part3 Attachment H4 - Biodiversity Study Stage 3 pt2 Attachment I - Threatened Fauna Species Assessment Attachment J1 - Groundwater Impact Reportp1-47 Attachment J2 - Groundwater Impact Report p48-77 Attachment J3 - Groundwater Impact Report p78-108 Attachment J4 - Groundwater Impact Report p109-226 Attachment J5 - Groundwater Impact Report p227-281 Attachment A - Project Location
2014/7270 Queensland Coal Investments Pty Ltd/Commercial development/Bowen/QLD/Salisbury Plains light industrial infrastructure facilities development, Bowen, QLD Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 16 Jul 2014 30 Jul 2014 Referral Referral Supporting Info Part 1 Referral Supporting Info Part 2 Referral Supporting Info Part 7 Referral Supporting Info Part 4 Referral Supporting Info Part 5 Referral Supporting Info Part 6 Referral Supporting Info Part 3
2014/7271 Wet Tropics Management Authority/Natural resources management/Wet Tropics North Queensland/QLD/Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, North Queensland Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 16 Jul 2014 30 Jul 2014 2014-7271 Referral - Att 8 KTP Nomination Form YCA_Wet_Tropcs_PrelimDraft 2014-7271 Referral - Att 9 WTMA MERI Plan Submitted 2014-7271 Referral - Att 10 Total YCA treatment area Bentley Park-Mt Peter 2014-7271 Referral - Att 11 MtPeter Flora&FaunaAssessment Report_extracts 2014-7271 Referral - Att 12 Endpoint Biomarkers in Tadpoles Exposed to Fipronil (Felicio etal) 2014-7271 Referral 2014-7271 Referral - Att 7 Assessing Effectiveness of Tramp Ants Projects 2014-7271 Referral - Att 2 Treatment Area Location 2 - Russett Park, Kuranda 2014-7271 Referral - Att 3 Lats and Longs YCA Referral Area 2014-7271 Referral - Att 4 Location of Mt Peter, Cairns 2014-7271 Referral - Att 5 Location of Russett Park, Kuranda 2014-7271 Referral - Att 6 Cwth TAP TrampAnts 2014-7271 Referral - Att 1 Treatment Area Location 1 - Bentley Park, Mt Peter
2014/7269 Intrapac Projects Pty Ltd/Residential development/Redcliffe Rd & Freds Pass Rad, Lloyd Creek/NT/Noonamah Ridge Residential Estate, Lloyd Creek, NT Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 14 Jul 2014 28 Jul 2014 2014-7269 Referral
2014/7203 Roads Corporation T/A VicRoads/Transport - land/Main Road,St Albans/VIC/Level Crossing Removal Invitation for Public Comment on Assessment Process Notice: Draft recommendation report completed 11 Jul 2014 25 Jul 2014 http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2014/7203/2014-7203-draft-recommendation-report.pdf http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/notices/assessments/2014/7203/2014-7203-invitation-cover-sheet.pdf
2014/7268 Wollongong Coal Limited/Mining/Cnr Princess Hway & Bellambi Rd, Russell Vale/NSW/Russell Vale Colliery Underground Expansion Project Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 11 Jul 2014 25 Jul 2014 Referral 2014-7268 Referral Attachment D Part 4 2014-7268 Referral Attachment A Part 2 2014-7268 Referral Attachment B Part 1 2014-7268 Referral Attachment B Part 2 2014-7268 Referral Attachment B Part 3 2014-7268 Referral Attachment B Part 4 2014-7268 Referral Attachment B Part 5 2014-7268 Referral Attachment C Part 1 2014-7268 Referral Attachment C Part 2 2014-7268 Referral Attachment C Part 3 2014-7268 Referral Attachment C Part 4 2014-7268 Referral Attachment D Part 1 2014-7268 Referral Attachment D Part 2 2014-7268 Referral Attachment D Part 3 2014-7268 Referral Attachment A Part 1
2014/7266 Gold Coast Airport Corporation Pty Ltd/Transport - air and space/Bilinga/QLD/Gold Coast Airport Southern Development Area Expansion, Gold Coast, QLD Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 10 Jul 2014 24 Jul 2014 2014-7266 Referral 2014-7266 Referral - Figure 1 Concept Locality 2014-7266 Referral - Figure 2 Preliminary Ecological Survey 2014-7266 Referral - Terrestrial Fauna Monitoring Annual Report [Jul2012-Jun2013] 2014-7266 Referral - Enviromentally Significant Areas 2014-7266 Referral - Terrestrial Fauna Monitoring Annual Report [Jul2011-Jun2012] 2014-7266 Referral - Figure 3 Significant species
2014/7267 Territory Iron Pty ltd/Mining/Pine Creek/NT/Development of Elizabeth Marion as an extension to Frances Creek Iron ore mine, NT Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 10 Jul 2014 24 Jul 2014 Referral Appendix_1 Appendix_2 Appendix_3 Appendix_8 Appendix_5 Appendix_6 Appendix_7 Appendix_4
2014/7265 Parks Victoria/Natural resources management/Macleod Morass Wildlife Reserve/VIC/Vegetation Management, Macleod Morass Wildlife Reserve, Gippsland, VIC Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 09 Jul 2014 23 Jul 2014 2014-7265 Referral 2014-7265 Referral - Attach 9 Herbicide Information 2014-7265 Referral - Fig 2 Trial area 2014-7265 Referral - Fig 3 Proposed action area 2014-7265 Referral - Fig 4 MNES 2014-7265 Referral - Fig 5 Cultural sensitivity 2014-7265 Referral - Fig 6 Land management 2014-7265 Referral - Attach 1 Vegetetation Control Trial Monitoring 2014-7265 Referral - Attach 2 Community Consult Meeting minutes 8 may 14 2014-7265 Referral - Attach 3 Community Consultation Presentation 2014-7265 Referral - Attach 4 GLaWAC Project Endorsement 2014-7265 Referral - Attach 5 Wildlife-Reserves-Management-Plan 2014-7265 Referral - Attach 6 Veg Distribtn Ass V2 2014-7265 Referral - Attach 7 Biological Monitoring Report 2004-2006 Final 2014-7265 Referral - Attach 8 Case Study Macleod Morass State Game Reserve 2014-7265 Referral - Fig 1 Location map