The Hon. Greg Hunt MP
Minister for the Environment
Extension for Independent Review into Gladstone bund wall
17 March 2014
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Following a request from the independent panel, I have agreed to extend the timeframe to conduct the review of the bund wall at the Port of Gladstone.
The independent panel's co-chairs, Anthea Tinney and Dr Andrew Johnson, have advised that the volume of material to be reviewed and the range of background work required is such that another month is required to finalise the task.
Carrying out the review promptly is important, but what's more important is getting it right.
I therefore feel that the panel should be given the time needed to answer the important questions regarding the performance of the bund wall in Gladstone Harbour.
I expect the independent panel to provide me with a final report at the end of April.
The panel are considering public submissions and have visited the site where they received briefings from the Gladstone Ports Corporation and other local stakeholders.
Information about the review is available online at www.environment.gov.au/bundwallreview