Aged Care Facility extension, St Albans (EPBC 2018/8257).

The following notice is published pursuant to Section 95A(3) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Fronditha Care (‘Fronditha’) proposes to extend its aged
care facility at Furlong Road, St Albans, Victoria. Currently, the land
contains an aged care facility that accommodates 60 beds and Fronditha Care
hold a license to accommodate 90 beds on the land.

The proposed action is a controlled action under the EPBC
Act. The controlling provisions are listed threatened species and communities
(Sections 18 and 18A) and the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and
Energy advised that the project will be assessed through preliminary
documentation.

The proposed action could result in a significant impact on
the Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain ecological
community, Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar, and Golden Sun Moth Synemon
plana
. Targeted surveys were undertaken to determine then presence of these
listed threatened matters and no threatened species were detected. While the
action is no longer considered to have a significant impact on Striped Legless
Lizard  or Golden Sun Moth, Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian
Volcanic Plain is present, and development will constitute a significant
impact.

The Preliminary Documentation and Fauna Conservation Management
Plan relating to the proposal will be on display for viewing for a period of 10
business days from 28 August 2019 to 11 September 2019 at the following
locations:

  • Brimbank City Council offices, 301 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002.

Preliminary Documentation

Preliminary Documentation Appendix 2: Offset Management Plan

Preliminary Documentation Appendix 4: Construction Environmental Management Plan

Fauna Conservation Management Plan

Interested persons and organisations are invited to submit
comments in writing on the published material to:

Tim Dredge

Biosis Pty Ltd

Tdredge@biosis.com.au

38 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne

Persons
with special needs (e.g. for whom English is a second language or who have
vision impairment) may contact (03) 8686 4845 for assistance with the material.