Marine Farming Planning Review Panel

​​​​​​​The Marine Farming Planning Review Panel (the Panel) is established under section 8 of the Marine Farming Planning Act 1995 (the Act). Section 9 of the Act provides that the functions and powers of the Panel are to:

  • consider draft plans, draft amendments to marine farming development plans and draft modifications to marine farming development plans following reviews under section 48; and
  • consider environmental impact statements; and
  • consider comments made on draft plans, draft modifications and draft amendments; and
  • make recommendations to the Minister in respect of draft plans, draft modifications and draft amendments;
  • perform any other function imposed on it under this or any other Act;
  • undertake any other function or activity the Minister determines.
Section 9 also provides that the Panel may:
  • conduct hearings to assist it in the performance of its functions; and
  • do anything necessary or convenient to perform its functions.

  Panel Hearings Guidelines   (39Kb)


Panel ​Hearings

The Marine Farming Planning Review Panel will conduct the following hearings for those people who formally requested a hearing in relation to their representation on:

Draft Amendment No.5 to the Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay Marine Farming Development Plan November ​​2005    
Hearing Dates: 
9 May 2018 (Note: this hearing date was not required and will not be held),
10 May 2018 and 14 May 2018
Time: 10.00am to 4:00pm
Place: Level 6 Conference Room, Lands Building, 134 Macquarie St, Hobart.

Draft Storm Bay North Marine Farming De​​​velopment Plan November 2017
Hearing Date: 15 May 2018
Time: 10.00am to 4:00pm
Place: Level 6 Conference Room, Lands Building, 134 Macquarie St, Hobart.

Draft Amendment No.3 to​ the Storm Bay off Trumpeter Bay North Bruny Island Marine Farming Development Plan July 1998    
Hearing Date: 16 May 2018
Time: 10.00am to 4:00pm
Place: Level 6 Conference Room, Lands Building, 134 Macquarie St, Hobart.​

People who have made a representation and requested a hearing pursuant to the Marine Farming Planning Act 1995 will be notified individually​. ​​

Any other person wishing to attend the hearing must register their intention not less than three business days prior to the start of the hearing, by contacting the Executive Officer on 6165 3110.

The Panel's guidelines for the conduct of a ​hearing are available above on this page.

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Panel Members

Panel MemberSection of the Marine Farming Planning Act 1995Appointment DateExpiry of Appointment
Craig Arthur Midgelys.8(2)a as Chair person27 January 2016 for a term of 5 years.26 January 2021
Pamela Scotts.8(2)b a person with ability and experience in planning issues nominated by the Chairperson of the Tasmanian Planning Commission10 April 2017 for a term of 5 years.9 April 2022
Pheroze Jungalwallas.8(2)(f) a person with experience in marine farming10 April 2017 for a term of 5 years.9 April 2022
Colin Buxtons.8(2)d a person with ability in marine resource management.16 September 2013 for a term of 5 years.

15 September 2018

 

Lia Morriss.8(2)e a person with ability to assess boating, recreational and navigational issues.27 January 2016 for term of 5 years.26 January 2021
Neil McLarty Campbells.8(2)fa a person with expertise in local government issues.  5 September 2017 for a term of two years4 September 2019
Heather Chongs.8(2)g a person nominated by the Minister.16 September 2013 for a term of 5 years.

15 September 2018

 

Louise Cherries.8(2)(c) a person with ability and experience in environmental management.  23 January 2018 for a term of 3 years.
 22 January 2021
Barbara Nowaks.8(2)(ca) a person with ability and expertise in fish health and biosecurity 23 January 2018 for a term of 3 years.
 22 January 2021


​Panel Decisio​​​ns and Reports

  Okehampton Bay salmon farming report   (2Mb)​

  Okehampton Bay salmon farming report cover letter   (176Kb)​

  MFPRP Decision Report_Draft Amendment No.3 to Huon River and Port Esperance MFDP February 2002   (2Mb)


  MFPRP Decision Report_Draft Amendment No.4 to DEntrecasteaux Channel MFDP February 2002   (2Mb)

  MFPRP Decision Report_Draft Amendment No.5 to D Entrecasteaux Channel MFDP February 2002   (8Mb)

  MFPRP Decision Report Draft Amendment No.1 to Storm Bay offTrumpeter Bay North Bruny Island MFDP July 1998   (7Mb)

  MFPRP Decision Report Draft Amendment No 6 to the DEntrecasteaux Channel MFDP February 2002   (1Mb)





Contact

Marine Farming Branch
Water and Marine Resources Division
Marine Board Building
Level 4, 1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3110, 1300 368 550
Email: marinefarming.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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