Material available for public viewing
In accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 Section 95B (2) the final Emu Point Preliminary Documentation is available for public viewing.
The report document brings together a range of studies and information following extensive consultation and site visits by numerous technical consultants and addresses the impact of the Emu Point Development with regards to the EPBC Act.
Also included is our summary and response to public submissions report, which follows on from the public comment period in July and August 2011.
Emu Point Preliminary Documentation
Appendix A - Referral Documentation
Appendix B - Evaluation of Alternatives
Appendix C - Assessment of Potential Impacts
Appendix D - Enhancement of Possum Habitat
Appendix E - Response to Submissions
Appendix F - Western Ringtail Possum Assessment
In 2005, the then State Government asked DevelopmentWA to work with the local community to progress the development of an environmentally sensitive estate on land earmarked for future urban development in Albany's town planning scheme.
Input was sought from the local Albany community in 2006 through key stakeholder briefings, market research and a public open day on the potential of the site. Detailed fauna and vegetation surveys and geotechnical, ground water and coastal setback studies were undertaken to understand the development area and type of development that could happen.
In October 2007 the results of these studies were fed back to the community and stakeholders through briefings and a community open day. People were given the chance to comment on these studies, the potential development area and potential sustainability initiatives and this formed the basis of the draft concept plan.
Following a public comment period in June 2009, community feedback on the Concept Plan helped shape the new Outline Development Plan (ODP)
The proposed ODP was lodged with the City of Albany in July 2010, and was passed by the Council for public comment. A community information day was held on Saturday 4 September 2010 to enable local residents to ask consultants questions about the new ODP and find out how they could formally comment to the City of Albany.
The public comment period closed on Thursday 30 September 2010, with all submissions sent to the City of Albany.