Biosis Project 29061 – EPBC Referral number: 2018/8275.

INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

Commercial Development 133-169 Fairbairn Road, Sunshine West, Victoria, 3020, Australia Post Parcel Facility Project, Sunshine West, Vic (EPBC 2018/8275)

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

Australia Post is seeking approval under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) for the development of additional industrial warehouse facilities at the rear of their existing Melbourne Parcel Facility located at 133-169 Fairbairn Road, Sunshine West, Victoria.

The proposed action was referred to the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy (DoEE) on 13 August 2018 (EPBC 2018/8275). On 18 October 2018, DoEE deemed the proposed action a ‘controlled action’ due to the potential for a significant impact on listed threatened species and communities (Section 18 and 18A). On 6 December 2018, it was determined that the project will be assessed by preliminary documentation. The controlling provisions under the EPBC Act are ‘listed threatened species and communities’ (Sections 18 and 18A), specifically the Golden Sun Moth Synemon plana.

The Preliminary Documentation relating to the proposal will be on display for viewing for a period of 10 business days from Friday 31 May to Friday 14 June 2019 at the following locations:

  • Brimbank City Council offices, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine VIC 3020
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002
  • Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy, email epbc.referrals@environment.gov.au to arrange a time for viewing at the Department in Canberra, ACT

Public comments must be submitted in writing by close of business Friday 14 June 2019 to:

Kristin Campbell
Consultant Zoologist
Biosis Pty Ltd
38 Bertie Street
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Email to: kcampbell@biosis.com.au

Persons with special needs (e.g. for whom English is a second language or who have vision impairment) may contact Kristin Campbell at Biosis (03) 8686 4838 for assistance in accessing the documentation.

The Preliminary documentation can be downloaded from the below link

Preliminary documentation

29061.AusPost.SunshinePrelimDoc.FIN01.20190508.pdf