The Fraser Straits Marina website has been designed to help explain the development proposed for the Snapper Creek State Boat Harbour located at Norman Point, Tin Can Bay.
On 10 February 2010, Gympie Regional Council and State Government agencies including the (then) Department of Environment and Resource Management; Fisheries; Maritime Safety Queensland; and the Department of Transport and Main Roads, approved the proposed Fraser Straits Marina, subject to special conditions.
Following this approval, the proposed Fraser Straits Marina progressed to the Federal Government's approvals processes where issues controlled by the EPBC Act were examined. Federal Government approval from SEWPAC was required as the proposed Fraser Straits Marina was determined to be a 'controlled action' to be assessed by Preliminary Documentation.
The draft Preliminary Documentation was prepared and placed on public display in 2010 for public comment. All submissions received during this period were collated and information needed to address them was gathered. A report detailing the comments and their responses was included within the Final Preliminary Documentation for the proposed Fraser Straits Marina.
The Final Preliminary Documentation for the proposed Fraser Straits Marina was submitted to the Federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPAC) in May 2013 for assessment and placed on public display from 13 May 2013 until 7 June 2013.
On Monday 5 August 2013, following the public display and assessment of the Final Preliminary Documentation, the Federal Minister announced that the project has been approved with conditions. The conditions set by the Minister, along with the conditions already in place from the State Government approval process, will ensure that potential impacts associated with the construction and operation of the Fraser Straits Marina are effectively mitigated.
In accordance with the SEWPAC approval conditions, the proponent will now develop Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), an Operational Management Plan, a Marina Rehabilitation Plan, and an Offsets Plan. The proponent will also now commence work on the requirements of the other conditions of SEWPAC and State approvals.
The proponent must also undertake a detailed design and tendering processes before construction can begin.
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