Application for incidental impacts from the construction of a passenger/freight facility on Green and Hawksbill turtles, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Application for a permit to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move a listed threatened species and ecological community
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, March 2009
- General permit application (PDF - 874 KB)
- Supplementary form C (PDF - 1.2 MB)
- Attachment - supporting documentation (PDF - 889 KB)
- Attachment - environmental management plan (PDF - 1.9 MB)
About the application
The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts has received an application for a permit to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move a listed threatened species and ecological community in a Commonwealth Area under Part 13, section 200 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The application is to for incidental impacts (s201(3)(b)) from the development of new freight handling and passenger transport facilities at Rumah Baru on West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Dredging, island installation and construction works during the development may interfere with Green (Chelonia mydas) and Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) turtles. Green and Hawksbill turtles are listed as threatened species under the EPBC Act.
Please see the documents above for further details on the proposal.
If the application for a permit to conduct the activity is approved the permit will be valid for a period of up to five years.
In accordance with the provisions of section 200(3) of the Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.
Please submit your comments by 19 March 2009.
Please include your full name and address in your submission.
Comments should be addressed to:
Commonwealth and Territories Section
Environment Assessment Branch
Approvals and Wildlife Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
or can be e-mailed to: email@example.com
to assist in considering comments, you are encouraged to provide comments under the following headings:
- management and methodology
- monitoring procedures
- ecological sustainability of the operation
- animal welfare
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