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Notification for Publication of Final Preliminary Documentation under Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act): Residential Development

The following notice is published pursuant to Section 95B(2) of the Commonwealth EPBC Act. AC Manager Pty Ltd is proposing to subdivide and develop a 41.48 hectare property, including construction of estate roads, subdivision of land parcels and development to create a residential estate at 78-88 Groves Road, Armstrong Creek, Victoria (EPBC 2022/09357).

The proposed action was referred to the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water to determine whether assessment and approval under the EPBC Act was required. On 23 December 2022, the proposed action was deemed a ‘controlled action’ under the EPBC Act subject to assessment by Preliminary Documentation. The controlling provisions are listed threatened species and communities (Section 18 and 18A).

Relevant matters of national environmental significance are habitat for the EPBC Act listed Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis. The draft preliminary documentation for the proposed action was published for public comment between 4 December 2023 and 15 December 2023, pursuant to Section 95A(3) of the EPBC Act. One public comment was received during the public comment period. The Final Preliminary Documentation has been finalised to respond to the public comment.

The Final Preliminary Documentation is now on display, free of charge between 24/01/2024 and 7/02/2024 at the following locations:

  • Geelong Library and Heritage Centre: 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong
  • Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action: 30-38 Little Malop Street, Geelong

The Final Preliminary Documentation is available to view online via the links below:

Persons with special needs (i.e. for whom English is a second language or who have a vision impairment) may contact the project manager Alex Wilkinson on 0447 025 323 or for assistance in accessing the documentation. The documentation is published for information purposes only.

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