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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.

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Reference No.
Title of referral
Invitation Date of Notice Deadline Date Documents
2014/7189 Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning/Transport - water/Boat Bay, 2km north of Mission Beach/QLD/Mission Beach Safe Boating Infrastructure Project Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 24 Apr 2014 09 May 2014 Attachment A - Property Information Attachment B - Figures Referral Attachment D - Marine Ecology, Water Quality & Sediment_Part1 Attachment D - Marine Ecology, Water Quality & Sediment_Part2 Attachment C - Preliminary Design drawings
2014/7186 APA GasNet Australia (Operations) Pty Ltd /Exploration (mineral, oil and gas - non-marine)/Between Wandong and Glenrowan/VIC/Looping four sections of the Wollert to Wodonga gas transmission pipeline Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 23 Apr 2014 08 May 2014 Appendix B1 - L2 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part5 Appendix E2 - E11 Appendix B1 - L2 B VBA Records and Survey Locations Appendix B1 - L2 Grid Index A & Index B Appendix B1 - VNIE Overview Map Appendix B2 - B11 Appendix C1 - L3 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part1 Appendix C1 - L3 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part2 Referral Flora and Fauna Report - PART A Flora and Fauna Report - Pt B - Pt E Looping 2 - 5 Attachment 3 Health Safety and Environment Policy Part F Reference Appendix B1 - L2 A Ecological Sensitivities Part1 Appendix B1 - L2 A Ecological Sensitivities Part2 Appendix B1 - L2 A Ecological Sensitivities Part3 Appendix B1 - L2 A Ecological Sensitivities Part4 Appendix C1 - L3 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part3 Appendix C1 - L3 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part4 Appendix C1 - L3 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part5 Appendix C1 - L3 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part6 Appendix C1 - L3 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part7 Appendix C1 - L3 B VBA Records and Survey Locations Appendix C1 - L3 Grid Index A & Index B Appendix C2 - C12 Appendix D1 - L4 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part1 Appendix D1 - L4 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part2 Appendix D1 - L4 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part3 Appendix D1 - L4 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part4 Appendix D1 - L4 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part5 Appendix D1 - L4 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part6 Appendix D1 - L4 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part7 Appendix D1 - L4 B VBA Records and Survey Locations Appendix D1 - L4 Grid Index A & Index B Appendix D2 - D11 Appendix E1 - L5 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part1 Appendix E1 - L5 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part2 Appendix E1 - L5 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part3 Appendix E1 - L5 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part4 Appendix E1 - L5 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part5 Appendix E1 - L5 B VBA Records and Survey Locations Appendix E1 - L5 Grid Index A & Index B Appendix B1 - L2 A Ecological Sensitivities_Part6
2014/7188 Moreton Bay Regional Council/Natural resources management/Lot 4 Esplanade Toorbul QLD 4510/QLD/Maintenance of a high tide shore bird roost Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 23 Apr 2014 08 May 2014 Referral Attachment 1 Toorbul High Tide Shore Bird Roost Attachment 4_Toorbul High Tide Roost_Survey Drawings Attachment 3a Attachment 3b Attachment 2 ToorbulRoostMaintenanceManual
2014/7187 Western Region Water Corporation /Waste management (sewerage)/Greigs Road West and Mount Cottrell Road, Rockbank /VIC/Rockbank and Toolern Sewer, Water and Recycled Water Infrastructure Upgrades Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 23 Apr 2014 08 May 2014 Referral Appendix H - Tree table CHMP Report Part 1 of 2 CHMP Report Part 2 of 2 council advice on trench placement Ecological values Geotech Report Pages from RockbankCH due diligence_sml Part 1 of 2 Pages from RockbankCH due diligence_sml Part 2 of 2 Appendix A ENV-EA-C101 - C103 Appendix A ENV-EA-C104 - C105 Appendix A ENV-EA-C106 - C107 Appendix A ENV-EA-C110 - C111 Appendix A ENV-EA-C108 - C109 Appendix A ENV-EA-C112 - C113 Appendix A ENV-EA-C115 Appendix A ENV-EA-C127 Appendix A ENV-GSM-C114 - C116 Appendix A ENV-GSM-C117 - C118 Appendix A ENV-GSM-C119 - C120 Appendix A ENV-GSM-C121 - C122 Appendix A ENV-GSM-C123 - C124 Appendix A ENV-GSM-C125 - C126 Appendix B Habitat Compensation Mapping Appendix C - Rockbank 2005 EVCs Appendix D - Monthly Rainfall Data (BOM) Appendix E - DSE Suriya Advice Appendix E - DSEWPC Advice Appendix E - FW GSM survey season - January Appendix E - FW Western Water - Rockbank Pipelines Appendix E - FW Western Water Pipeline Appendix F -Updated EPBC report Aug13 Appendix G - HHa Sheets Rockbank and Toolern Detailed Ecological and Net Gain Report
2014/7185 Gold Fusion Pty Ltd /Residential development/South Western Highway 40km southeast of Perth /WA/Develop approximately 473ha of land for residential and commercial development Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 22 Apr 2014 07 May 2014 A2 - Local Water Management Strategy - Part A Referral A2 - Local Water Management Strategy - Part C A2 - Local Water Management Strategy - Part D1 A2 - Local Water Management Strategy - Part D2 A2 - Local Water Management Strategy - Part E1.1 A2 - Local Water Management Strategy - Part E1.2 A2 - Local Water Management Strategy - Part E1.3 A1 - Integrated Landscape Management Strategy - Part A A1 - Integrated Landscape Management Strategy - Part B1 A1 - Integrated Landscape Management Strategy - Part B2 A1 - Integrated Landscape Management Strategy - Part C A2 - Local Water Management Strategy - Part E2 A2 - Local Water Management Strategy - Part F A3 - Flora & Vegetation - Part A A3 - Flora & Vegetation - Part B A4 - Fauna Assessment Level 2 A5 - Targeted Black Cockatoo Assessment A6 - Targeted Chuditch Assessment A7 - Historic Subdivision Approval A2 - Local Water Management Strategy - Part B
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
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