The Hon. Greg Hunt MP

Minister for the Environment

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP

Minister for the Environment

Invitation to comment on the Gladstone Bund Wall Review

Media release
13 February 2014

The independent review into the bund wall failure at the Port of Gladstone is now underway.

Individuals and organisations are invited to make submissions for consideration under the Terms of Reference until 28 February 2014.

The independent review panel comprising Dr Andrew Johnson, Ms Anthea Tinney and Dr Ian Cresswell will:

  1. examine and report on information relevant to the design and construction and functioning of the outer bund wall of the western basin reclamation area that has become available since the (previous) Independent Review reported on its findings;
  2. provide advice as required to assist with the department's current review of the outer bund wall leak incidents in 2011 and 2012;
  3. consider the adequacy of monitoring requirements and operations; and
  4. seek submissions from relevant stakeholders on the design, construction and other matters relating to the subsequent leaking of the bund wall.

The Port of Gladstone Western Basin Dredging Project was approved in 2010 by the previous government. It is the responsibility of a new government to investigate what went wrong and why, and to make sure it does not happen again.

Information about the review, including the full Terms of Reference and submission guidelines are available online at www.environment.gov.au/bundwallreview

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