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Title: Environmental impact assessment in Defence


1
Environmental impact assessment in Defence
  • Tim McKay AD Environment Protection and
    Assessment
  • The team
  • What we do
  • DEQMS
  • Working smart
  • Questions comments

2
Directorate of Environment Protection and
Assessment (DEPA)
3
What we do
  • DEPA VISION
  • To develop and communicate high quality and
    timely environmental assessment advice and
    policies relating to Defence capability,
    infrastructure and training activities.
  • DEPA OBJECTIVES
  • To provide a policy framework for the
    environmental assessment of Defence activities.
  • Actively manages the building of relationships
    with key stakeholders.
  • To meet environmental legislative and policy
    requirements.
  • To act as Defences gateway and technical
    authority for external environmental approvals
    such as referrals under the Environment
    Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
  • To establish, implement and learn from an
    effective environmental compliance and auditing
    framework.
  • To develop project and strategic level
    environmental impact assessment processes.
  • To contribute to the integrity and sustainability
    of the Defence estate by providing high level
    technical advice on environmental management.

4
Basically to guide environmental performance of
Defence projects activities
  • Clients
  • CFI, EP, DMO, CDG, HQJOC, ADF, DSO
  • DSEWPAC, GBRMPA, state environmental agencies,
    NGOs
  • Difficult issues
  • aircraft noise
  • heritage
  • reactive workflow
  • work by consultants
  • regulators

5
  • Current major EIA activities
  • JSF EIS
  • Hammerhead crane
  • Talisman Saber 13
  • Cultana expansion
  • Navys International Fleet Review
  • Reactive
  • US bombs into Great Barrier Reef area

6
CFI projects into realm of EPBC Act
  • 48 referrals (18 CFI)
  • 20 requiring formal assessment and approval (4
    CFI)
  • 3 ongoing (0 CFI)
  • JSF EIS
  • Cultana expansion
  • Bellman hangars at Point Cook
  • 8 threatened species permits (4 CFI)

7
DEQMS
  • Watch for EIA policy improvements
  • improved template for environmental reports
  • improved SOR template

8
Work smart
  • time manage EIA requirements
  • meet the EIA team
  • invite DEPA to EIA TEB
  • work with REOs in DSO

9
Example CFI project
  • Moorebank Unit Relocation

10
Questions comments
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