The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett, is inviting comment on his proposed decision to refuse the Nobbys Lighthouse Redevelopment (EPBC 2006/3179).
Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, there is a provision (s.131A) to invite public comment regarding a proposed decision under Part 9 of the Act. Due to the high level of public interest in the Nobbys Lighthouse Redevelopment the Minister has decided to seek the views of the public in relation to his proposed decision to refuse the proposal. To assist the public in doing this the Minister has also made available the Recommendation Report prepared for him by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), and a report prepared for DEWHA by an independent heritage consultant.
Comments will be accepted until 9 April 2008 on the proposed decision.URGENT
The historic Nobbys Lighthouse: 150 years serving the port of Newcastle and still in operation. It must be preserved protected and promoted as a key item in the Nationally important Coal River Heritage Park. Newcastle’s birth Site.
Therefore it is urgent that you write to the Minister, The Hon. Peter Garrett AM MP, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts and let him know that you support his proposed decision to reject this proposal.
TO MAKE A COMMENT
Comments can be submitted by:
e-mail to: Nobbys.firstname.lastname@example.org ormail* to:
Comment on the proposed Nobbys Lighthouse Redevelopment
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
The Minister took account of information provided by the proponents, and the various public comments received on the proposal. This advice on the proposed decision relates only to matters under Commonwealth jurisdiction. Further information relating to the proposed decision can be found at: