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Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Comment

On 7 May 2015 the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment determined the Lindeman Great Barrier Reef Resort Project was a ‘controlled action’ due to the potential impacts on matters of national environmental significance under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

On 19 May 2015 the State’s Coordinator-General declared the Lindeman Great Barrier Reef Resort Project to be a coordinated project for which an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required under section 26(1)(a) of the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (SDPWO Act).

In accordance with the bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments a Draft EIS has been prepared in accordance with terms of reference issued for the project.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement was released for public review and comment from 22 July 2017 to 4 September 2017. White Horse Australia Lindeman Pty Ltd is currently working with the State to provide additional requested information and finalise the project.

The table below provides the timeline of significant events in the drafting of the EIS.

Date Activity
Currently White Horse Australia Lindeman Pty Ltd is currently working with the State to provide additional requested information and finalise the project.
22 July 2017 – 4 September 2014 Draft EIS released for comment to 4 September 2017
21 August 2015 Terms of reference for EIS (307 KB) released.
30 May 2015 to 3 July 2015 Draft terms of reference for EIS (685 KB) public consultation.
19 May 2015 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (254 KB).
07 May 2015 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'.
06 May 2015 Coordinated project application, including initial advice statement (27.8 MB), submitted.
9 April 2015 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.

For further information:

http://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/lindeman