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)


Current 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 asses 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

 

* Vacants.8(2)(c) a person with ability and experience in environmental management.   
* Vacants.8(2)(ca) a person with ability and expertise in fish health and biosecurity  

* These positions will be created by the commencement of the Finfish Farming Environmental Regulation Bill 2017. 

Marine Farming Planning Review Panel - Expression Of Interest

Pursuant to section 8(3) of the Marine Farming Planning Act 1995, the Secretary of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment is calling for expressions of interest for two people to become members of the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel:

  • A person with ability and experience in environmental management
  • A person with ability and expertise in fish health and biosecurity

Please click here to read the position description.

Panel Decisions 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
Water and Marine Resources Division
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3110, 1300 368 550
Email: marinefarming.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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