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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.

Please note: Submissions may be subject to release under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, and may be provided to third parties for procedural fairness purposes (also known as natural justice).

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Reference No.
Title of referral
Invitation Date of Notice Deadline Date Documents
2014/7332 Trident Subsea Cable Australia Pty Ltd/Telecommunications/City Beach, Perth to Singapore and Jakarta/Commonwealth Marine/Laying a submarine optical fibre telecommunications cable Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 16 Sep 2014 30 Sep 2014 Referral 2014-7332 Referral-Aboriginal Heritage Reports 2014-7332 Referral-Additional Material 2014-7332 Referral-Landfall Chart 2014-7332 Referral-State and Cmwealth Marine Reserves Chart 2014-7332 Referral-PMST_Beach_Man_Hole_2km 2014-7332 Referral-PMST_Cable Route_2km 2014-7332 Referral-Protection Zone Map 2014-7332 Referral-Overview
2014/7331 Crown Landmark Developments Pty Ltd/Commercial development/Parramatta/NSW/Modifications to V by Crown Development, Cnr Macquarie and Marsden Sts, Parramatta, NSW Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 15 Sep 2014 29 Sep 2014 Referral EPBC approval Appendix D Appendix C Appendix A Appendix B - Design Report_Part3 a Appendix B - Design Report_Part2 Appendix B - Design Report_Part1 b Appendix B - Design Report_Part1 a Appendix B - Design Report_Part3 b
2014/7329 Water Corporation/Water management and use/Shire of Ashburton, WA/WA/Onslow Water Supply Infrastructure Upgrade Project, Onslow, WA Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 15 Sep 2014 30 Sep 2014 Referral Letter from EPA Appendix A-Alternative_Assess of Brine DisposalPt2 Appendix A-Alternative_Assess of Brine DisposalPt3 Appendix B-Definition of Impediments Saline Stream Disposal Rpt Appendix C-Risk Assess-Constituents of Residual Saline StreamPt1 Appendix C-Risk Assess-Constituents of Residual Saline StreamPt2 Appendix C-Risk Assess-Constituents of Residual Saline StreamPt3 Appendix D-Risk Assess at Quick Mud CreekPt1 Appendix D-Risk Assess at Quick Mud CreekPt2 Appendix D-Risk Assess at Quick Mud CreekPt3 Appendix D-Risk Assess at Quick Mud CreekPt4 Appendix D-Risk Assess at Quick Mud CreekPt5 Appendix E-Review of Proposed-Micro Siting Survey AreaPt1 Appendix E-Review of Proposed-Micro Siting Survey AreaPt2 Attach-Survey Migratory WaterbirdsPt1 Attach-Survey Migratory WaterbirdsPt2 Attach-Survey Migratory WaterbirdsPt3 Attach-Survey Migratory WaterbirdsPt4 Appendix A-Alternative_Assess of Brine DisposalPt1
2014/7327 ACT Economic Development Directorate/Residential development/Section 1 - Block 5, 6, 8 Section 115 - Block 1/ACT/Symonston Estate Stage 2, Symonston, ACT Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 12 Sep 2014 26 Sep 2014 2014-7327 Referral-v2 2014-7327 Figure 1 Locality Plan 2014-7327 Figure 2a to 2c 2014-7327 Attach A Grassland Earless Dragon Survey 2014-7327 Attach B Reptile Survey Report (Part 1) 2014-7327 Attach H Community Consultation Summary Report 2014-7327 Attach C Golden Sun Moth Report 2014-7327 Attach D Symonston Industrial Estate Stage 2 2011-12 GSM Survey 2014-7327 Attach E Ecological Assessment 2014-7327 Attach F Striped Legless Lizard Targeted Survey 2014-7327 Attach G ACT Heritage Unit Advice Symonston Quarry Test Pit Report 2014-7327 Attach B Reptile Survey Report (Part 2)
2014/7330 Government Property NSW/Commercial development/Parramatta Park/NSW/Construction of three buildings in Parramatta Justice Precinct Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 12 Sep 2014 26 Sep 2014 Referral
2014/7328 Main Roads Western Australia/Mining/Shire of Halls, 82 km SE Fitzroy Crossing/WA/Ngumban Rock Quarry Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 11 Sep 2014 25 Sep 2014 Referral 2014-7328-Referral-Attach A-Ethnographic report 2014-7328-Referral-Attach B-EPA Decision 2014-7328-Referral-Attach D-Protected matters search 2014-7328-Referral-Attach C-Work Programme Clearance-Pt2 2014-7328-Referral-Attach C-Work Programme Clearance-Pt3 2014-7328-Referral-Attach C-Work Programme Clearance-Pt4 2014-7328-Referral-Attach C-Work Programme Clearance-Pt1
2014/7325 Mr G.J. McHale and P.J. McHale/Residential development/Ipswich/QLD/Master Planned residential community, Ripley Valley, QLD Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 10 Sep 2014 24 Sep 2014 Referral Attachment 16 - Koala Clearing Guidelines Figures 1 - 7_Part1 Figures 1 - 7_Part2 Figures 1 - 7_Part3 Attachment 2 - Flinders Goolman Estate Attachment 3 - Flinders Goolman RNE Attachment 4 - Koala Broad hectare Area Attachment 5 - PMST Data Attachment 6 - Orogen Desktop Assessment Attachment 7 - Orogen Survey Results Attachment 8 - Combined Koala Survey Effort Attachment 9 - Wildlife Online 5km Radius Attachment 10 - Wildlife Online 15km radius Attachment 11 - Flinders Karawatha Corridor Attachment 12 - Wild dogs Attachment 13 - Fauna exclusion fence Attachment 14 - RVVM Attachment 15 - RE descriptions Attachment 1 - Ripley Valley PDA Maps
2014/7324 Department of Defence/Commonwealth/RAAF Base Wiiliamtown/NSW/Removal of heritage buildings from RAAF Base Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 09 Sep 2014 23 Sep 2014 Referral 2014-7324-Referral-Attach3-Draft HIA 2014-7324-Referral-Attach2-Protected Matters 2014-7324-Referral-Attach1-Locality plan
2014/7323 Department of Education, Training and Employment/Commercial development/Jones Road, Bellbird Park, Redbank Plains/QLD/Bellbird Park State High School development Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 04 Sep 2014 18 Sep 2014 Referral 2014-7323-Referral-Attach-1 F1.1 and F1.2 2014-7323-Referral Attach 4 PMST_2km 2014-7323-Referral Attach 3 Eco Investigation Pt1 2014-7323-Referral Attach 3 Eco Investigation Pt2 2014-7323-Referral-Attach-2 F1.3
2014/7322 Australian Academy of Science/Tourism and recreation/15 Gordon Street, Acton/ACT/Fencing of the moat bridges at the Shine Dome Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 03 Sep 2014 17 Sep 2014 Referral 2014-7322 Referral Risk assessment 2014-7322 Referral Assess of Heritage Impact 2014-7322 Referral Maps
2014/7320 Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council/Waste management (non-sewerage)/Red Hill Waste Management Facility, City of Swan/WA/Farm Stage 3 Landfill Geotechnical Investigation, Red Hill, WA Invitation for Public Comment on Referral 02 Sep 2014 16 Sep 2014 2014-7320 Referral 2014-7320 Referral Attach 1 Farm Stage 3 Coordinates 2014-7320 Referral Attach 2 Farm Stage 3 Clearing Plan 2014-7320 Referral Attach 4 Black Cockatoo Assessment V1_Part2 2014-7320 Referral Attach 5 Flora Survey Lot 12 - May 2010 2014-7320 Referral Attach 6 EMRC Environmental Policy 2014-7320 Referral Attach 4 Black Cockatoo Assessment V1_Part1 2014-7320 Referral Attach 3 Farm Stage 3 Proposed 25m Drilling Grid