Invitation for public comment

Mt Gilead Residential Development, Gilead, NSW (EPBC 2015/7599). The following notice is published pursuant to Section 95A(3) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Lendlease Communities (Mt Gilead) Pty Limited is proposing to construct a residential development at Gilead, NSW. The overall development will be for residential land use and is planned to consist of residential dwellings, with an indicative yield of approximately 1,700 lots, associated infrastructure, community centre and small kiosk/store, parkland, open space and biodiversity offset and environmental conservation areas. The proposed action has been determined to be a “controlled action” under the EPBC Act and will therefore require assessment and approval by the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy before it can proceed. The controlling provision under the EPBC Act is “Listed threatened species and communities” (Sections 18 and 18A) and the assessment approach is through preliminary documentation.

The draft preliminary documentation for this proposal includes the referral information and will be on public display from 20 December 2017 to 2 February 2018 at the following locations:

1. State Library of NSW: Macquarie St, Sydney NSW, 2000

2. Campbelltown City Library: 1 Hurley St, Campbelltown, NSW, 2560

3. Download online by clicking here.

Alternatively, the documents may also be obtained in hardcopy or digital (CD) format from the contact listed below.

Interested persons and organisations are invited to provide comments on the proposal in writing to Lendlease Communities (Mt Gilead) Pty Limited via Robert Humphries at Eco Logical Australia:

Email:   roberth@ecoaus.com.au

Post:    

Robert Humphries

Eco Logical Australia

Suite 2, Level 3, 668 Old Princes Hwy

Sutherland, NSW 2232

Fax:      02 4268 4361

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 5pm (EST) on 2 February 2018.

Note: Persons with any special needs may contact Robert Humphries on (02) 8536 8620 for assistance in accessing the documentation.