Comments on this application closed 7 July 2020. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
About the application
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has received an application for a permit to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move various listed marine species and migratory species in a Commonwealth Area under Part 13, sections 215 and 257 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The application is for numerous bird deterrence activities at the ‘Reindeer’ and ‘John Brookes’ platforms in offshore WA. The action will include the installation of laser and noise deterrence systems alongside physical barriers such as bird spikes to prevent birds landing on handrails and platforms. The aim of the action is to reduce bird density and activity in and around platforms to prevent helicopter bird strike and guano build-up and will target several listed marine and migratory bird species under the EPBC Act.
Please see the documents below for further details on the proposal.
If the application for a permit to conduct the activity is approved the permit will be valid for a period of up to five years.
How can I get involved?
In accordance with the provisions of section 215(3) and 257(3) of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.
Please submit your comments by 7th July 2020.
Read the application
Send your comments
Please include your full name and address in your submission.
Comments should be addressed to:
Projects Assessments West Section
Environment Approvals Division
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
or can be e-mailed to: EPBC.firstname.lastname@example.org
To assist in considering comments, you are encouraged to provide comments under the following headings:
- Management and methodology
- Monitoring procedures
- Ecological sustainability of the operation
- Animal welfare
Personal information that you provide will only be used for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.