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Environment Australia Annual Report 1999-2000

Environment Australia, 2000
ISBN 0642450420
ISSN 1441-9335

2. Environmental impact assessments

Environmental Impact Statements

Directed

Basslink 300 MW cable Interconnector
Proponent: Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Commission
Date directed: 27 August 1999

Antarctic Krill Fishery Management Policy
Proponent: Australian Fisheries Management Authority
Date directed: 10 September 1999

Hummock Hill Island-Unity Launch Complex and Residential Development
Proponent: United Launch Systems International
Date directed: 21 September 1999

Snowy Mountains Hydro Electricity Scheme Corporatisation
Proponent: Department of Industry,
Science and Resources
Date directed: 20 December 1999

Upstart Bay Aquaculture Development
Proponent: Pacific Aquaculture Investments
Date directed: 10 May 2000

Released for public comment

Stuart Oil Shale Stage 2
Proponent: SAPPY/CAP/Sancho Inc
Public review period: 27 September 1999 to 19 November 1999.

Christmas Islanders Pacific Space Centre Satellite Launching Facility
Proponent: Asia Pacific Space Centre Pty Ltd
Public review period: 25 August to 15 October 1999.

Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme Corporatisation
Proponent: Department of Industry,
Science and Resources
Public review period: 10 June 2000 to 26 July 2000.

Naval Ammunitions Facility Twofold Bay
Proponent: Commonwealth Department of Defence
Public review period: 8 November to 17 December 1999

Environmental assessment reports

Comalco Alumina Project
Proponent: Comalco Aluminium Limited
Minister's advice: 13 June 2000

Christmas Island - APES Satellite Launching Facility
Proponent: Asia-Pacific Space Centre Pty Ltd
Minister's advice: 8 May 2000

Second Sydney Airport at Badger Creek
Proponent: Department of Transport and Regional Services
Minister's advice: 2 September 1999

Naval Ammunitions Facility Twofold Bay
Proponent: Commonwealth Department of Defence
Minister's advice: 6 June 2000

Other environmental impact statement actions

Basslink 300 MW cable Interconnector
Proponent: Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Commission
Consultation on Environmental Impact Statement guidelines 29 May to 28 June 2000.

Hummock Hill Island - Unity Launch
Complex and Residential Development
Proponent: United Launch Systems International
Environmental Impact Statement guidelines provided on 5 April 2000.

Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric
Scheme Corporatisation
Proponent: Department of Industry, Science and Resources
Environment Impact Statement
guidelines issued 20 January 2000.

Public Environment Reports

Directed

Lancelet Training Area Western Australia
Proponent: Commonwealth Department of Defence
Date directed: 13 March 2000
Hope Downs Iron Ore

Proponent: Hope Downs Management Services
Date directed: 18 April 2000

Victoria to Tasmania Gas Pipeline
Proponent: Duke Energy International
Date directed: 25 May 2000

Challis Oil Field Facilities Decommissioning
Proponent: Newfield Exploration Australia
Date directed: 22 June 2000

Released for public comment

Adelaide Airport Multi-User
Integrated Terminal
Proponent: Adelaide Airports Limited
Public review period: 27 September - 27 October 1999.

Environment Assessment Reports

Adelaide Airport Multi-User Integrated Terminal
Proponent: Adelaide Airports Limited
Minister's advice: 29 November 1999

Woodside Liquid Natural Gas Expansion Burrup Peninsula West Australia
Proponent: Woodside Offshore Petroleum Pty Ltd
Minister's advice: 28 March 2000

Public inquiries

Commission of Inquiry into a Precision Runway Monitor for Sydney Airport
Proponent: Airservices Australia
Date directed: 17 January 2000
Report provided to Minister: 17 April 2000

Minister's advice initiating precision runway monitor trial: 10 May 2000Exemptions

Exemptions under Environment Protection

(Impact of Proposals) Act - Administrative procedures
Nil

Other proposals examined under Environment Protection (Impact of Proposals) Act

The following list identifies proposals for which assessments were completed with a decision that no Public Environment Reports or Environmental Impact Statements was required to satisfy the object of the Environment Protection (Impact of Proposals) Act.

Commonwealth

Sale of Australian Defence Industries Ltd

Australian Capital Territory

Nil

New South Wales

Ermington Defence Site;
Newcastle (civilian) Airport Upgrade;
Great Western Highway - Linden Bends;
HMAS Creswell;
Infrastructure Borrowing Tax Offset Scheme- Eastern Gas Pipeline Extension;
Lord Howe Island Biowaste Treatment Facility;
M-Link joint venture with Northpower;
Pacific Hwy - Brunswick to Yelgun;
Pacific Highway Reconstruction Programme - Taree to Coopernook;
Regional Forest Agreement New South Wales Eden region.

Northern Territory

Alice Springs-Darwin Railway;
Tiwi Forestry Expansion 1;
Tiwi Island Plantation Project Northern Territory.

Queensland

Brisbane Light Rail Project;
Bruce Highway Portsmith Rd;
Kogan Creek Power Station and Coal Mine;
Marine Aids - Stainer Island;
Marine Aids - Megeara Reef;
Marine Aids - Maxwell Reef.
Murray Valley Infrastructure/Riversdale Water Management - Phase 2 (SIIP);

Tasmania

Federation Fund - Abt Railway.

Victoria

Regional Forest Agreement North East;
VicRoads - Geelong Road (Part 1; Parts 2-4).

Western Australia

Glencore International AG/Anaconda Nickel Ltd;
Legendre Oil Field Development;
Northam Bypass;
West Angelas Iron Project.

External Territories

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Lagoon Navigation
Norfolk Island Mt Pitt Road Works;
Norfolk Island Mobile Rock Crusher.

Telecommunications Act

Assessments of the following proposals were completed under the Telecommunications Act.

Australian Capital Territory

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Subscriber Connection):
Canberra Promotions Centre, ACT;

Jervis Bay Territory

Telecommunications Act , Clause 55:
Optical Fibre Cable Jervis Bay to
Old Erowal Bay.
Telecommunications Code of Practice (Subscriber Connection):
Currarong Optical Fibre Cable Beecroft Ranger Station Jervis Bay.

New South Wales

Telecommunications Act, Clause 55:
130 George Street, Parramatta;
2004 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney;
2042 Cahill Expressway, Sydney;
365 George Street, Sydney;
88 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney;
ANZ Bank Building, Martin Place, Sydney;
Akuna Bay Marina Building;
Australia-Japan Cable - Terrestrial Link (Dee Why portion);
Australia-Japan Cable - Terrestrial Link (Drummoyne portion);
Australia-Japan Cable - Terrestrial Link (Garigal National Park);
Australia-Japan Cable - Terrestrial Link (Hunters Hill portion);
Australia-Japan Cable - Terrestrial Link (Pyrmont to North Sydney via Paddington);
Bathurst-Blaney O/F Repeater;
Bondi Beachside Inn, Campbell Parade, Bondi;
Broken Hill Communications Tower;
Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell;
Clocktower Square, Harrington St, The Rocks;
Chatswood to Drummoyne, Sydney;
Domain Tunnel, Cahill Expressway, Sydney;
Durham Street, Bathurst;
Green Cape lighthouse Green Cape;
Grey Street, Glen Innes;
Haberfield (various streets);
Heathcote National Park;
Hunters Hill Conservation Area,Henley;
Keppel Street, Bathurst;
Knickerbocker Hotel, Bathurst;
Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park
(Pit replacement);
Merriwa Urban Conservation Area;
Mt Blue Cow Ski Tube Station;
Mt Canobolas;
Mt Jerrabomberra Queanbeyan;
Mt Kingiman;
Murrurundi Urban Conservation Area;
Networking the Nation Programme;
Newcastle Courthouse, Church Street, Newcastle;
Notice 2, Darlington Conservation Area,
City Exchange to Mascot, Sydney.
Old Windsor Road, Bella Vista;
Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney;
Oxley Station, Balranald;
Ramsay Street, Haberfield;
'Roubiax' Macquarie Marshes Nature
Reserve, Warren;
Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park Showground;
Steyne Hotel Manly;
'The Brigalows' Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve, Warren;
The Observatory Hotel, 89-113 Kent Street, Millers Point;
Thurloo Downs;
Walsh Bay (Kent and Windmill Streets);
Walsh Bay (Windmill Street Stairs);
William Street, Bathurst.

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Low Impact)
400 George Street, Sydney;
Australia Japan Cable - Terrestrial Link (Johnston's Bay submarine cable portion);
Boronia St, Ermington;
Gilgai to Bundarra;
Installation of OFC Brooklyn to
Woy Woy (also Inspection and Survey);
Johnston's Bay, Sydney;
Merriganowry to Gooloogong;
Merrimajeel & Muggabah Creeks Area, Booligal;
Molesworth Street, Lismore;
North Sydney Olympic Marathon Venue;
Summer Street and Anson Street, Orange.

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Maintenance):
20 Ledger Road, Merrylands;
7 DeMilhau Road, Hunters Hill;
Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill;
Bungwahl Road, Myall Lakes;
Cable Jointing Works, Corner Sorrell and Harold Streets, Parramatta;
Captain cook Drive, Kurnell;
Cottage Point Exchange, NSW;
David Jones Building, Sydney;
Dutruc Street, Randwick;
King Street, between Camden and
Eliza Streets, Newtown;
King Street, between Erskinville Road and Whateley Street, Newtown;
King, Whateley and Brown Streets, Newtown;
Morgan Road, Frenchs Forest;
Parramatta Road, Glebe;
The Corso, Manly;
Transpose services - Waverley,
Centennial Park and South Sydney.

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Subscriber Connection):
117-125 Harris Street, Pyrmont;
55 Clarence Street, Sydney;
68 Lachlan Street, Forbes;
Additional facilities, 'Juanbung' Homestead, Balranald;
Bathurst County Council, Russell Street, Bathurst;
Bathurst Courthouse Lead-in;
Beardy Street, Armidale;
Beecroft Hill bombing range (also Inspection and Survey);
Booth House, Bridge Street, Sydney;
Bridge Street, Muswellbrook;
Carrington Street, Lismore;
Colonial Mutual Building,
52 Martin Place, Sydney;
Elizabeth Street, Martin Place and Pitt Street, Sydney;
Geramy Property;
Gloucester and Grosvenor Streets,
The Rocks, Sydney;
Installation of Optical Fibre Cable, Grafton (also Inspection and Survey);
KJ Kirby & Sons, Wynter Street, Wingham;
Lock 8, Murray River, near Wentworth;
Mt Manara Station;
'Neverdry' Macquarie Marshes, Warren;
Nurrewin Homestead Macquarie Pass
National Park;
Optical Fibre Cable connection along Pitt Street, Sydney;
Optical Fibre Cable Connection,Orange;
Ozemail, Cootamundra;
St Stanislaus College, Bathurst;
Tamworth Police Station;
Williams Street, Raymond Terrace, Newcastle.

Northern Territory

Telecommunications Act, Clause 55:
Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park.

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Subscriber Connection):
Mary River Ranger Station.

Queensland

Telecommunications Act, Clause 55:
Additional equipment at existing facilites at Orchid Beach, Fraser Island;
Alexandra Rail Bridge;
Alexandra Range Cape Tribulation;
Binna Burra Road, Lamington National Park;
Bloomfield Exchange to Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Community;
Bowarrady, Fraser Island;
Cape Kimberley;
Coochiemudlo Island;
Eurong Radio Transmitter Site, Fraser Island;
Jungara Upgrade, Cairns North Qld;
Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island;
Optical Fibre Cable Network - Bourbong Street, Bundaberg;
Pumicestone Passage;
South Brisbane Railway Station;
Story Bridge, Brisbane.

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Subscriber Connection):
Allgas Energy Ltd Building, Brisbane;
Brisbane General Post Office,
Queen St, Brisbane.

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Low Impact):
Caboolture to Bundaberg;
Port Curtis Wetland Area, Brisbane
to Cairns Optical Fibre Cable Network.

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Maintenance):
Fortitude Valley Post Office;
Ithaca War Memorial and Park (Telstra ref: 766846);
Ithaca War Memorial and Park (Telstra ref: 767415);

South Australia

Telecommunications Act 1977, Clause 55:
501 Goodwood Road, Colonel Light Gardens;
Amata (South Australia) to Blackstone Papulankjtja (Western Australia);
Commercial Street, Burra;
Fort Largs Defensible Barracks;
Port MacDonnell.

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Low Impact):
Pirie Street, Adelaide.

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Subscriber Connection):
2 Henley Beach Road, Mile End.

Tasmania

Telecommunications Act, Clause 55:
High Street, Evandale;
Network upgrade, Ross;
Nubeena Telephone Exchange to Port Arthur and Carnarvon Bay;
Temma Road, Arthur River;
Wellington Street and St Johns Circle, Richmond.

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Low Impact):
Gladstone to Cape Portland.
Telecommunications Code of Practice (Maintenance):
Bridge and Perry Streets, Richmond;
Nubeena;
Temma Road to Freeman St, Arthur River.

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Susbscriber Connection):
Colonial State Bank, High Street, Oatlands;
Colonial State Bank, Marlborough Street, Longford;
High Street, Ross Historic Town;
Launceston Pathology;
Pinnacle Road, OFC connection Mt Wellington TV Transmitters.• Victoria

Telecommunications Act, Clause 55:
Andrew Drive, Haddon;
Chanonry Building Collins Street Melbourne;
Dana Street, Ballarat;
Digital Service Upgrade Aberfeldy Upper River Catchment Area;
Hawthorn Bridge;
Inverleigh Telephone Exchange;
Mt Gellibrand (Optus Co-location);
Mt Raymond (Optus Co-location);
Mt Raymond (Optus shed relocation);
Point Sturt Telstra Exchange, Wye River;
South-East Water Reserve Ocean Beach Road;
Telecommunications facility, Port Campbell;
Thomson Dam Radio Terminal;
Wallan to Craigieburn.

Telecommunications Code of Practice
(Low Impact):
Little Dog Island;
Mt Gellibrand - Upgrade of existing facilities;
Sunday Island.

Telecommunications Code of Practice (Maintenance):
Mt Buninyong

Western Australia

Telecommunications Act, Clause 55:
New mobile tower, Dongara;
St John of God Hospital, Wembly;
Temporary modifications and dismantling of telecommunications tower, Dongara.
World Bank and Asian Development Bank proposals

Referred for advice

Environment Australia provides advice on environmental aspects of multilateral aid proposals. These proposals are referred for comment by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, and are not subject to formal assessment under the Environment Protection (Impact of Proposals) Act.

Advice was provided on the following proposals:

East West Corridor Project Lao PDR and Vietnam; Linxiang - Changsha Freeway Hunan Province China; Hubei National Highways Project IV Hubei Province China; Du Jiang Yan Cement Company - China.

Other proposals referred for advice

Environment Australia provided comments on 40 proposals that were designated and/or referred by the Treasury for consideration under the Government's foreign investment policy.