Developer to incorporate public comments in new report on enviro impact of Cook Cove project

New assessment ordered: Members of environmental groups opposed to the project inspect the southern precinct of the development site.
New assessment ordered: Members of environmental groups opposed to the project inspect the southern precinct of the development site.

The Cooks Cove developer has invited public comments on environmental matters for inclusion in a new report ordered by the federal government.

This move follows federal environment authorities deciding a new assessment and approval is required.

Comments must be made in writing to Cook Cove Inlet, a subsidiary of John Boyd Properties, by 5pm on December 6.

The company said in a statement it would provide the department with a copy of all public comments and, where required, a revised version of documentation incorporating any changes or additions that take into account the public comments

The statement said the southern precinct, which includes Barton Park, had been determined to be a “controlled action” under the  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Threatened: Frogs

Threatened: Frogs

The department had advised the project had potential for significant impact on the Green and Golden Bell Frog.

The statement said a “comprehensive remediation solution” was proposed to address contaminated soil and the offsite migration of leachate impacted groundwater, resulting from earlier landfill operations.

The plans included creating purpose built habitat for Green and Golden Bell Frogs within the new golf course, complementing a facility being put in place nearby in the New M5 project.

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