Thursday, 15 March 2012

New COAL Terminal Location Kooragang Island , Newcastle


Port Waratah Coal Services Terminal 4

Location details
Location Kooragang Island , Newcastle   


Construction and operation of a coal export terminal at Kooragang Island comprising of rail infrastructure and coal receival, stockyard, conveyor system, wharves, berths and ancillary facilities.

Controlled Action under EPBC Act
The Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities determined that the proposed development is a "controlled action" under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act).

The EPBC Act Part 3, Division 1 controlling provisions are sections
- 16 and 17B (Wetlands of international importance)
- 18 and 18A (Listed threatened species and communities), and
- 20 and 20A (Listed migratory species).

The project will be assessed by way of accredited assessment process under section 87 of the EPBC Act. The accredited assessment process for the proposed development is Part 3A of the New South Wales Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.