Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay Marine Farming Development Plan September 2018

​​Background

Tassal Operations Pty Ltd (Tassal) applied for an amendment to the Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay Marine Farming Development Plan November 2005 (the Plan). The amendment creates a new marine farming zone approximately 1.8km west of Wedge Island in Storm Bay (‘Zone 16 – (west of Wedge Island)’). The amendment increases the leasable area for salmonid farming operations within the Plan area by 360Ha. The maximum permissible farmed area within the new zone is 180Ha.​

Public exhibition documents

The draft amendment and accompanying environmental impact statement (EIS) were exhibited for public comment for two months closing 17 January 2018.

  Cover Draft Amendment No. 5 to Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay MFDP   (440Kb)

  Draft Amendment No. 5 to Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay MFDP November 2005   (6Mb)

  EIS to accompany Draft Amendment No. 5 to Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay MFDP November 2005   (11Mb)

  Appendix 1 - Tassal Sustainability Report 2015-16   (12Mb)

  Appendix 2 - Map coordinates of proposed West of Wedge development   (185Kb)

  Appendix 3 - Image of K-Grid netting   (130Kb)

  Appendix 4 - Noise Impact Report   (965Kb)

  Appendix 5 - Env Best Management Practice Guidelines for In situ Net Cleaning   (2Mb)

  Appendix 6 - Rocky Reef Report   (4Mb)

  Appendix 7 - Tassal South East Regions Optimisation Plan   (129Kb)

  Appendix 8 - Proposal Summary for Stakeholders   (199Kb)

  Appendix 9 - West of Wedge Community Survey   (2Mb)

  Appendix 10 - Community Survey Report   (2Mb)

  Appendix 11 - West of Wedge Zone Assessment   (5Mb)

  Appendix 12 - Proposed layout mooring systems _90 MLA_cages_barges   (692Kb)

  Appendix 13 - Schedule 3V   (120Kb)

  Appendix 14 - Visual Impact Report   (3Mb)

  Appendix 15 - Socio-economic Report   (2Mb)

  Appendix 16 - DEPOMOD Report with full production cycle   (3Mb)

  Appendix 17 - BRUV Survey 2015   (211Kb)

  Appendix 18 - Guidelines for Observing Cetaceans   (719Kb)

  Appendix 19 - TSGA Biosecurity Program   (4Mb)

  Appendix 20 - Indicative Storm Bay Environmental Monitoring Program   (377Kb)

  Appendix 21 - Overview Modelled Outputs for Storm Bay   (3Mb)​


Planni​​ng process and supporting documents

Following the public exhibition, the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel received a report from the Planning Authority (PA) containing:
  1. a copy of each representation received;
  2. a copy of each request for a hearing received;
  3. a detailed response from Tassal Operations Pty Ltd in relation to major issues raised in each representation;
  4. the PA’s statement of its opinion as to the merit of each representation and the impact on the draft amendment as a whole; and
  5. recommendations in relation to the draft amendment
The Panel conducted public hearings and undertook detailed consideration of the draft amendment, before making a recommendation to the Minister in relation to the draft amendment, as set out in the Panel’s report (below). 

The amendment was approved 21 September 2018. The amendment and the original MFDP (including previous amendments No. 1 through No. 4), have been incorporated into a single document, the Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay Marine Farming Development Plan September 2018​.
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