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Notice given 17 August 2006

2396  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to the proposed BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd brickworks on Perth Airport land, and the ‘Conditions of Approval’ attachment to the Minister’s Media Release of 15 August, 2006:

(1) Can each of the substances, specified in Column A of the table included in condition 1b, be identified.

(2) How the were the emission limits, specified in Column B of the same table, arrived at.

(3) What penalties, if any, apply to breaches of these limits.

2397  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to the proposed BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd brickworks on Perth Airport land, and the ‘Conditions of Approval’ attached to the Minister’s Media Release of 15 August 2006:

(1) Who is the lead agency with responsibility for management of this development.

(2) Can an outline be provided of the formal responsibility of each of the following agencies and corporations with regard to this development: (a) the Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTARS); (b) the Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH); and (c) the Westralia Airports Corporation Pty Ltd.

(3) Are the ‘Conditions of Approval’ legally enforceable; if so, by whom.

 

 (4) Which business unit or branch within DOTARS has the expertise and/or the competence in regulating industrial developments of this kind.

(5) Are there any other industrial developments of this kind in Australia currently regulated by DOTARS.

(6) What penalties apply for breaches of condition 1.

(7) Which agency and business unit or branch within that agency is responsible for monitoring compliance with condition 1.

(8) Which agency and business unit or branch within that agency is responsible for the enforcement and levying of penalties with regard to condition 1.

(9) What penalties apply for breaches of condition 4.

(10) Which agency and business unit or branch within that agency is responsible for monitoring compliance with condition 4.

(11) Which agency and business unit or branch within that agency is responsible for the enforcement and levying of penalties with regard to condition 4.

(12) With regard to condition 7, can a description be provided of DEH’s formal role in ‘consultation’ on the Flora and Fauna Survey.

(13) Does DEH have to formally approve the resulting Flora and Fauna Management Plan.

(14) Will the Flora and Fauna Management Plan be subject to community consultation and public review; if not, why not.

(15) Will the quarterly monitoring results identified in condition 1c(iv) be made public; if so, which of the parties identified in condition 1c(iv) will have responsibility for releasing the results to the public.

(16) Why has DEH been excluded from the approval of the ‘Construction Environment Management Plan’ (CEMP) as identified in condition 8.

(17) Which business unit or branch within DOTARS has the expertise and/or the competence in assessing the CEMP.

(18) Why has DEH been excluded from the approval of the ‘Environmental Management System’ (EMS) as identified in condition 10.

(19) Which business unit or branch within DOTARS has the expertise and/or the competence in assessing the EMS.

(20) How does condition 11 address the concerns raised by DEH in part 4.3 (Land Use - Buffer) of the Environmental Assessment Report for the Perth Airport brickworks.

(21) Is it the case that the separation distances between the closest points of the specified plant components and the boundaries of sensitive land uses as identified in Annexure A will still be inconsistent with the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Statement of Planning Policy No. 4.1 State Industrial Buffer Policy (1997) and the 2004 draft revision of that policy; if not, why not.

(22) Will the results of ambient air quality monitoring referred to in condition 12a be made public: if so, on what basis will these data be released; if not, why not.

(23) Will the results of the cumulative impact modelling referred to in condition 12b be made public: if so, on what basis will this modelling be released; if not, why not.

 

 (24) Will the results of the assessment of public health environmental risks referred to in condition 12c be made public: if so, on what basis will this assessment be released; if not, why not.

(25) Why has DEH been excluded from the approval of the ‘Operational Environmental Management Plan’ (OEMP) as identified in condition 13.

(26) Which business unit or branch within DOTARS has the expertise and/or the competence in assessing the OEMP.

(27) Is the Minister aware of any differences between the specifications of the brickworks in the Major Development Plan (MDP) and the brickworks actually proposed to be constructed, as suggested in condition 24; if so, can those differences be identified.

Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 2399-2416)—Has the Minister met with representatives of the Wilderness Society in the past 5 years; if so, on what dates.

2399 Minister representing the Prime Minister

2400 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

2402 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

2407 Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

2413 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

2416 Minister for the Arts and Sport