The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) invites people to make a submission on this proposal. Humfrey Land Developments proposes to develop a nature-based tourism development at Long Island (Wallabi Group), Houtman Abrolhos Islands. The PER is available for a public review period of six weeks from 31 July 2006 closing on 11 September 2006.Release Date:
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The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) invites people to make a submission on this proposal.
Humfrey Land Developments proposes to develop a nature-based tourism development at Long Island (Wallabi Group), Houtman Abrolhos Islands. In accordance with the Environmental Protection Act, a PER has been prepared which describes this proposal and its likely effects on the environment. The PER is available for a public review period of six weeks from 31 July 2006 closing on 11 September 2006.
Comments from government agencies and from the public will assist the EPA to prepare an assessment report in which it will make recommendations to government. If you are able to, the EPA would welcome electronic submissions in particular, emailed to the project assessment officer or via the EPA's Website (see address below).
Where to get copies of this document
Printed copies of this document may be obtained from:
4 Cook Street,
West Perth 6005
Telephone: (08) 9226 3166
The cost of the PER is $10.00 for a hard copy or $5.00 for a CD-Rom version. Copies may also be obtained from the Humfrey Land Developments website at www.hld.com.au.
Why write a submission?
A submission is a way to provide information, express your opinion and put forward your suggested course of action - including any alternative approach. It is useful if you indicate any suggestions you have to improve the proposal.
All submissions received by the EPA will be acknowledged. Submissions will be treated as public documents unless provided and received in confidence subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, and may be quoted in full or in part in each report.
Why not join a group?
If you prefer not to write your own comments, it may be worthwhile joining with a group or other groups interested in making a submission on similar issues. Joint submissions may help to reduce the workload for an individual or group, as well as increase the pool of ideas and information. If you form a small group (up to 10 people) please indicate all the names of the participants. If your group is larger, please indicate how many people your submission represents.
Developing a submission
You may agree or disagree with, or comment on, the general issues discussed in the PER or the specific proposals. It helps if you give reasons for your conclusions, supported by relevant data. You may make an important contribution by suggesting ways to make the proposal environmentally more acceptable.
When making comments on specific proposals in the PER:
- clearly state your point of view;
- indicate the source of your information or argument if this is applicable;
- suggest recommendations, safeguards or alternatives.
Points to keep in mind
By keeping the following points in mind, you will make it easier for your submission to be analysed:
- attempt to list points so that issues raised are clear. A summary of your submission is helpful;
- refer each point to the appropriate section, chapter or recommendation in the PER;
- if you discuss different sections of the PER, keep them distinct and separate, so there is no confusion as to which section you are considering;
- attach any factual information you may wish to provide and give details of the source. Make sure your information is accurate.
Remember to include:
- your name;
- date; and
- whether you want your submission to be confidential.
The closing date for submissions is: 11 September 2006
The EPA prefers submissions to be sent in electronically. You can either e-mail the submission to the project officer at the following address: email@example.com
use the submission form on the EPA's website:
www.epa.gov.au/submissions.asp and click on the EIA Assessment Submission option
if you do not have access to e-mail then please post your submission to:
Environmental Protection Authority
PO Box K822
PERTH WA 6842
Invitation to comment
Long Island Tourism Development, Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia
Plate 1: Conceptual Accommodation Design
Plate 2: Conceptual Restaurant Design
Plate 3: Tidal Pond 504
Plate 4: Lepidium puberulum
Plate 5: Long Island and Noon Reed
Plate 6: Mosaic of Reefs Surrounding Long Island
Plate 7: Coralline Rubble
Plate 8: Coralline Plates
Plate 9: Sand Deposits on Eastern Shore
Plate 10: Sand Deposits on Western Shore
Plate 11: Low Cliffs on Western Shore
Plate 12: Wave formed Ridge
Plate 13: Tidal Pond 503
Plate 14: Typical Shrubland Within the Proposed Development Zone
Plate 15: Crested Terns
Plate 16: Landforms and Soils on North Western Side of Development Site
View 1: Oblique Aerial View of Proposed Resort
View 2: View of Proposed Resort from East (Nearby)
View 3: View of Proposed Resort from East (at a Distance)
View 4: Long Island from the East
View 5: Typical Fisherman's Camp
Figure 1: Location Plan
Figure 2: Abrolhos Islands and State Territorial Waters
Figure 3: Wallabi Group of Islands
Figure 4: Long Island Conceptual Site Layout
Figure 5: Conceptual Development Zone Layout
Figure 6: Wastewater Outlet Pipes
Figure 7: Conceptual Gazebo Plan
Figure 8: Conceptual Jetty and Helipad Plan
Figure 9: Long Island and Surrounding Islands
Figure 10: National Heritage Listed Area
Figure 11: Beacon Island Reef Observation Area
Figure 12: Typical Geological Cross Section of Easter Group
Figure 13: Long Island Tidal Ponds
Figure 14: Vegetation Map
Figure 15: Terrestrial Habitats of Long Island and Sea Lion Haulout
Figure 16: Bird Colonies and Nests on Long Island
Figure 17: Water Quality Sampling Sites
Figure 18: Proposed Benthic Habitat Management Unit of 50km2
Figure 19: Wastewater Modelling - Vertical Rise and Horizontal Displacement
Figure 20: Wastewater Modelling - Dilution
Figure 21: Desalination Wastewater Modelling - Vertical Rise and Horizontal Displacement
Figure 22: Desalination Wastewater Modelling - Dilution
Figure 23: Wastewater Outlet Pipe and Wastewater Mixing Zone
Figure 24: Proposed Marine Management Areas Around Long Island
Appendix 1: Environmental Scoping Document, MBS 2005 (on Compact Disc)
Appendix 2: Correspondence from EPA and DEH
Appendix 3: Construction Management Plan
Appendix 4: Avifauna Management Plan for the Long Island Tourism Development, Wallabi Group, Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, Surman 2006
Appendix 5: Visitor Activity Management Plan
Appendix 6: Long Island Marine Management and Monitoring Plan, Oceanica Consulting Pty Ltd and MScience Pty Ltd 2006
Appendix 7: Long Island Oil Spill Environmental Management Plan, Oceanica Consulting Pty Ltd. 2006
Appendix 8: Wind Roses from North Island
Appendix 9: CALM Threatened Fauna Database and EPBC Protected Matters Database Searches
Appendix 10: Field Survey of Avifauna at Long Island, Houtman Abrolhos, Surman 2006a
Appendix 11: Birds of the Houtman Abrolhos and their Status
Appendix 12: Herpetofaunal Assessment of Long Island, How 2005
Appendix 13: Long Island Benthic Habitat Survey, Oceanica Consulting Pty Ltd 2006
Appendix 14: Long Island Heritage Survey, Anderson et al. 2005
Appendix 15: Record of Consultations
Appendix 16: Weed Management Plan
Appendix 17: Vermin/Pest Management Plan
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