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)

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​​​Marine Farming Planning Review Panel Members

Panel MemberSection of Act
​Andrew Paul
​S 8(2)(a) as Chair person
Mitchell Clark
​S 8(2)(b) as a person with ability and experience in planning issues nominated by the Chairperson of the RPDC
​Jo-Anne Fearman
​S 8(2)(c) as a person, other than the Director, EPA, with ability and experience in environmental management
​Rod Andrewartha
​S 8(2)(ca) as a person other than the Director, EPA, with ability and expertise in fish health and biosecurity
Prof ​​Colin Buxton
​S 8(2)(d) as a person with ability in marine resource management
​Terry Long​
​S 8(2)(e) as a person with ability to assess boating, recreational and navigational issues
​Pheroze Jungalwalla​S 8(2)(f) as a person with experience in marine farming
​Neil Campbell​S 8(2)(fa) as a person with expertise in local government issues
​Heather ChongS 8(2)(g) as person nominated by the Minister
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The Marine Farming Planning Review Panel is established under section 8 of the Marine Farming Planning Act 1995 and the Panel members are appointed by the Governor.

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Panel Decisio​​​ns and Reports​​​​​​

​In 2017, Petuna Aquaculture applied to prepare the Storm Bay North MFDP to provide for finfish farming in the north central area of Storm Bay.

  MFPRP Decision Report for Draft Storm Bay North MFDP November 2018   (1Mb)

   Errata - Ap​pendix B - MFPRP Decision Report for Draft Storm Bay North MFDP November 2018 (12 April 2019)   (260Kb)


 

In 2017, Tassal requested an amendment to the existing MFDP to create a new marine farming zone west of Wedge Island in Storm Bay.

   Decision Report for Draft Amendment No. 5 to the Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay MFDP 22 August 2018  (996Kb)


 

In 2017, Huon Aquaculture requested an amendment to the existing MFDP to create a new marine farming zone Yellow Bluff.

   Decision Report for Draft Amendment No. 3 to the Storm Bay off Trumpeter Bay North Bruny Island MFDP 12 August 2018   (959Kb)


 



Contact

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

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