Biosis Project 26184 – EPBC Referral number: 2018/8148.

INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

Inverlochy Farming Property, 175 Northern Highway, Wallan, Victoria (EPBC 2018/8148).

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

Crystal Creek Properties Pty Ltd proposes to clear vegetation to increase the area available for cropping at the above address. The proposed action will affect one paddock of the property with ploughing and removal of embedded rock.

The relevant matters protected by a provision of Part 3 of the EPBC Act are: listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 & 18A). The proposed action would result in a significant impact on Golden Sun Moth Synemon plana as defined under EPBC Act policy statement 3.12.

On 24 April 2018, a delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy decided that the proposed action is a controlled action and that it requires assessment by preliminary documentation and a decision about whether approval should be given under the EPBC Act.

The Preliminary Documentation relating to the proposal will be on display for viewing, free of charge, for a period of 10 business days from Tuesday 21 May 2019 to Monday 3 June 2019 at the following locations:

  • Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre, Wellington Square Shopping Centre, 89 High Street, Wallan, VIC 376
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002
  • Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra: email the Department at epbc.referrals@environment.gov.au to arrange a copy for viewing at the Department

Preliminary documentation

26184.Inverlochy.Prelim.Docum.FIN.201900501.pdf

Attachment: Offset Management Plan

26184.ChepstoweGSM.OMP.DFT03.20190409.pdf

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

Celina Mott

Crystal Creek Properties Pty Ltd

celina@crystalgroup.com.au

PO Box 227, Whittlesea VIC 3757

Persons with special needs (e.g. for whom English is a second language or who have vision impairment) may email melbourne@biosis.com.au or phone 03 8686 4800 for assistance with accessing the material.