Ongoing community input critical
“The reality is this is a greenfield site in proximity to the Mitchell River and an existing vital industry, so it requires rigorous assessment.”
Mr Bull said further to this he has met with several agencies who are on the EES Technical Reference Group (TRG) over recent weeks to raise matters that he wished wish to have closely scrutinised as part of the EES.
“This will be a long process and I want to see it completed. It is important that at the various stages that allow for community input, that it occurs.”
He pointed out that although the EES was an important stage in the process, it was important the community understood it was not part of the permitting/approval stage.
The proposal must get sign off from all these to be able to proceed and it is in this permitting stage that the various agencies need to be satisfied. The EES, if accepted, is only one tool to inform statutory decision-makers responsible for the project’s approvals, but the final decision sits with these various agencies.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Drones to assist life savers
Using cutting-edge computer software, these drones can automatically distinguish between swimmers, boats, sharks and even stingrays.
“Giving swimmers in trouble something to hold on to while they wait for help to arrive could be the difference between a successful rescue and another tragic statistic.
“Our hardworking volunteer lifesavers patrol our beaches and risk their own lives to save others," he said.
Timeframe needed for Stratford bridge
Responsible duck hunting supported
“Last year’s season was marred by some irresponsible actions, there is no doubt about that, and we need to stamp it out,” said Mr Bull, who added the Game Management Authority (GMA) had come under some heavy criticism.
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, who has called for appropriate enforcement of regulations this duck season, inspects the wetland habitat restoration works at Jones Bay State Game Reserve with Bairnsdale Field and Game conservation and hunting officer, David Young.