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The following is an Excerpt of Bulletin 783, June 1995, Environmental Protection Authority, Perth W.A.

 

 

Appendix 1

Environmental statement and commitments. Page 2

 

 

3. Construction of the groynes and establishment of new foreshore beach profiles shall not commence before the proponent has provided;

(1)   final design details with adequate supporting data; and

(2)   a suitable beach monitoring programme with adequate provision for reporting to the Shire of 'Busselton, the Department of Marine and Harbours and the Department of Planning and Urban Development;

to the satisfaction of the Minister for Environment following advice from the Departments of Marine and Harbours and Fisheries and the Shire of Busselton.

 

 

4. As it is essential that there should not be any long- term loss or erosion of the existing beaches east or west of the proposed foreshore works as a consequence of this project, the proponent shall make adequate provision for any possible shoreline restoration as part of the legal agreement to be concluded with the State Government (Department of Marine and Harbours) and the Shire of Busselton.

 

 

5. Before construction commences, the proponent shall:

(1)   provide final details of the proposed sand trap and sand bypass system, including details of adequate sand budget, timing of the operation, an accurate estimate of costs and details of funding;

(2)   prepare and implement a sand dune stabilisation and management programme; and

(3)   prepare and implement a seagrass wrack management programme.

to the satisfaction of the Minister for Environment following advice from the Department of Marine and Harbours, the Department of Agriculture and the Shire of Busselton.

 

 

Appendix 1

Environmental statement and commitments. Page 3

 

6. Prior to construction, the proponent shall provide details of a sediment plume monitoring and management programme to be undertaken at the time of construction and during subsequent dredging programmes, to monitor the effect on the seagrass meadows, and to provide for effective action should a potential problem be detected, to the satisfaction of the Minister for Environment following- advice from the Departments of Marine and Harbours and Fisheries.

 

 


 

 

The following is also an Excerpt of Bulletin 783, June 1995, Environmental Protection Authority, Perth W.A.

 

 

Appendix 4

Proponent Commitments, March 1995. Page 3

 

 

2.3 Seagrass Wrack

Wrack collecting within the harbour area will be removed if necessary by the harbour manager and disposed of offsite, either by releasing it back into the ocean downdrift of the breakwaters or by using it for beach stabilisation.

 

 

Appendix 4

Proponent Commitments, March 1995 Page 6

 

5.2 Beach Nourishment

During the construction period the Proponent will place sufficient volumes of sand from the development site to the east of the development to ensure that no scouring of the adjacent coastline occurs in the period before sand bypassing is undertaken.

 

 

Appendix 4

Proponent Commitments, March 1995 Page 7

 

5.4 Public Access and Foreshore Reserve

Public access will also be provided to the breakwaters and groynes for sightseeing and fishing.

 

6.1 Coastal Stability

6.1.1 Subsequent to completion of beach nourishment works, a series of transects normal to the beach will be established to monitor beach profiles and sediment volumes accumulated or lost. The transects will be established in front of the development site and extend for 0.5 km on either side. Monitoring surveys will be undertaken on a semiannual basis toward the end of summer and the end of winter every year.

 

6.1.2 Additional monitoring will be conducted after significant storm events

 

 

6.2 Integrity of Structures

The foreshore structures will be surveyed at the completion of construction and subsequently at yearly intervals to determine their stability.

 

 

6.3 Reporting

The results and analyses of the monitoring programme will be made available to the EPA, DMH and Shire of Busselton. Reporting will be on an annual basis with a final report submitted prior to the Handover of management responsibility to the State.

 


 

 

Appendix 4

Proponent Commitments, March 1995 Page 10

 

7.5 Project Agreements

Deeds of Agreement have been finalised between the State (Department of Transport) the Busselton Shire and the Proponent to cover waterways management and stand bypassing.

 

Commitments made in the Deed are;

         the Proponent accepts total responsibility for waterways management and sand bypassing for a period of five years subsequent to completion of construction of Stage 3:

         revenue created from within the project will be paid into a trust fund (or similar) to pay for waterways management and sand bypassing after the five year period;

         the Proponent will provide a bank guarantee in support of the trust fund until such time that the fund has reached its operating minimum level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER

As this version has not been officially certified

(a) no warranty is given that it is free from error or omission nor as to the accuracy of any information in it; and

(b) the Port Geographe Action Group and its servants expressly disclaim liability for any act or omission done in reliance on the document or for any consequences of any such act or omission.

 

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