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Notice given 11 November 2010

194  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities—With reference to Bledisloe Boulevard and Harbourlights Way, Lots 812 and 813 which have been identified by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Queensland, as one of its upcoming significant development applications: Is the Minister aware of this development; if so:

(1) Is the Minister aware that this development site is adjacent to the Pumicestone Passage which is subject to three environmental treaties: the Chinese Migratory Bird Agreement, the Japanese Migratory Bird Agreement and the Ramsar Convention.

(2) Is the Government concerned that this development will drastically reduce the available bushland and mangrove swamp habitat in the north west section of the Pumicestone Passage and have a serious negative impact on the native and migratory wildlife.

 

 (3) Will the Minister take action on this issue using powers under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and ensure an environment protection and biodiversity conservation assessment is a mandatory condition on the development application of these lots.