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Monday, 26 November 2018
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Cudgen Hospital Site

(Question No. 1064)


Mrs Elliot asked the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 11 September 2018:

(1) Given that the Environment Protection Biodiversity and Conservation Act 1999 requires a Commonwealth assessment and approval for actions that are likely to have a significant impact on a critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable species, can she explain what actions she has taken to protect the (a) water mouse, (b) wallum sedge frog, (c) southern black-throated finch, (d) Australian bittern, (e) Australian painted snipe, (f) Australian grey-headed flying fox, (g) koala, (h) Mitchell's rainforest snail, (i) cattle egret, (j) magpie goose, (k) painted snipe, and (l) white-throated needletail, and their habitat on the proposed Cudgen hospital site.(2) Can she explain what actions she has taken to protect the area of early regrowth rainforest on and adjacent to the proposed Cudgen hospital site.(3) Given that the Act requires a Commonwealth assessment and approval for actions that will have or are likely to have a significant impact on Listed Migratory Species and their habitat, can she explain what actions she has taken to protect the (a) cattle egret, (b) magpie goose, (c) painted snipe, and (d) white-throated needletail, on the proposed Cudgen hospital site.


Ms Price: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) No referral for this project has been received under the EPBC Act to determine whether it requires assessment and approval

(2) As above for (1)

(3) As above for (1)