Fraser Straits Marina
The Final Preliminary Documentation for the proposed Fraser Straits Marina was submitted to the Federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPAC) in May 2013 for assessment and placed on public display from 13 May 2013 until 7 June 2013.
On Monday 5 August 2013, following the public display and assessment of the Final Preliminary Documentation, the Federal Minister announced that the project has been approved with conditions. The conditions set by the Minister, along with the conditions already in place from the State Government approval process, will ensure that potential impacts associated with the construction and operation of the Fraser Straits Marina are effectively mitigated.
In accordance with the SEWPAC approval conditions, the proponent will now develop Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), an Operational Management Plan, a Marina Rehabilitation Plan, and an Offsets Plan. The proponent will also now commence work on the requirements of the other conditions of SEWPAC and State approvals.
The proponent must also undertake a detailed design and tendering processes before construction can begin.