Aboriginal Fishing Strategy
Public comment is invited on a draft Aboriginal fishing strategy addressing the recognition and inclusion of customary fishing in fisheries legislation; the recognition and inclusion of Aboriginal people in the management of fish resources; and economic development opportunities in the fishing and aquaculture industries.
The submissions period closes August 29.
The Western Australian Aboriginal Native Title Working Group will receive funding from the Development and Better Interest Fund to develop its response to the draft strategy.
Copies of the draft are available from www.fish.wa.gov.au, and from (08) 9482 7333.
Aquaculture strategy draft
Public comment is invited on a draft WA aquaculture industry strategy, to form the basis of a five-year development plan.
Copies of the strategy are available from (08) 9482 7333 and www.fish.wa.gov.au.
The submissions period closes July 30.
Barrow Island Bulletins
The Western Australian public is being invited to comment on advice prepared for the WA Government on a plan to allow access to a limited area of the ‘A’ class nature reserve on Barrow Island for the development of Gorgon area gas.
A package entitled Consideration of Access to Barrow Island for Gas Development explains the process used to assess the Gorgon gas development plan for part of Barrow Island to be used as a gas processing facility.
The package is available for public comment for six weeks until August 12.
Copies are available from the Department of Industry and Resources website at www.doir.wa.gov.au or from level 7, 168 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
Draft wilderness policy
Public comment is invited on the WA Government’s draft wilderness policy.
The policy is available from the Department of Conservation and Land Management, Crawley, and www.naturebase.net.
Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or addressed to the Department of Conservation and Land Management, Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre, WA 6983.
The submissions period closes August 11.
Leighton development draft
Public comment is invited until September 8 on a draft plan for redeveloping a four-hectare section of the 17-hectare Leighton marshalling yards.
The draft proposes residential areas, shops, cafes and public open space, with the remaining 13 hectares of the marshalling yards site becoming a coastal reserve.
This plan is on display at the City of Fremantle, William Street, Fremantle; the Town of Mosman Park, Memorial Park, Bayview Terrace; and the Leighton Information Centre at Shop 13, Queensgate Mall, William Street, Fremantle.
Registration for information workshops on July 3, July 24 and August 14 can be made on (08) 9336 6390.
Further information on the plan and public consultation process is available from www.leightonproject.com.au.
National Environment Protection (Air Toxics) Measure
Public comment is invited on draft National Environment Protection (Air Toxics) Measure and associated Air Toxics Impact Statement.
This measure aims to provide a nationally consistent framework for the monitoring and reporting of five key air toxics - benzene, formaldehyde, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), toluene and xylenes.
The measure and impact statement are available from www.ephc.gov.au and submissions are due by July 30.
Sunset Hospital redevelopment plan
Public comment is invited on a community plan for the future redevelopment of the 8.2 hectare Sunset Hospital site in Dalkeith.
The plan, deemed the Sunset Community Village Concept, recommends up to 82 per cent of the land remains in public ownership, with many of the heritage buildings identified for possible community use.
Copies of the concept plan are available from metropolitan local government authorities.
The plan will also be on display at the City of Nedlands Council library and the State Library of WA.
A feedback form, the concept plan and the development’s steering committee are all available from www.dhw.wa.gov.au/sunset.
The public comment period closes July 17.
Sunset Hospital will be one hundred years old next year.
Warren-Blackwood Rural Strategy
A draft Warren-Blackwood Rural planning strategy has been released for public comment until June 27.
The strategy covers 1.4 million hectares in the shires of Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Manjimup and Nannup.
Copies of the strategy are available from www.planning.wa.gov.au and regional council offices.
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