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Toondah consultation

Pike seeks more time for Toondah consultation Federal Member for Bowman, Henry Pike, has written to the new Minister for the Environment, Tanya Plibersek, requesting that the consultation period for the impending Toondah Harbour Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) be extended to enable more community input. The Toondah Harbour project is currently undergoing an extensive Federal Government environment assessment, which is expected to include a draft ‘EIS’ being released for public consultation in the coming months. “I am determined to ensure that the Toondah Harbour EIS is a decision based on the evidence and free from political influence,” Mr Pike said. Under the Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, the length of the EIS consultation period must be at least 28 calendar days. Mr Pike has requested that the Minister set a minimum of 60 days to consult on Toondah Harbour.