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Public Notice Koppers EPBC Act 2012/6691


Public Notice – Invitation to Comment

Koppers Wood Processing Facility Expansion, Picton, WA (EPBC Act Ref: 2012/6691)


The following notice is published pursuant to Section 95(2) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Koppers Wood Products Pty Ltd (Koppers) is proposing to expand its wood processing facilities at Picton, Western Australia.  The proposed action involves the clearing of approximately 2.91 ha of native vegetation to facilitate development of a wood drying yard to enable provision of wooden power poles to Western Power.   

The proposed action has been referred under the EPBC Act and determined to be a ‘controlled action’ with a Preliminary Documentation level of assessment set.  The controlling provision under the EPBC Act is ‘Listed threatened species and communities’ (Sections 18 and 18 A) – in particular the Western Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis) and Carnaby’s black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus baudinii).

Public comments are invited on the referral document and supporting information.  The documents are available  for a period of 10 business days:

  • Shire of Dardanup Library – 20 Recreation Drive, Eaton WA 6232
  • DEC Regional Headquarters – South West Highway, Bunbury, WA 6231
  • Central Library, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, John Gorton Building, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600

All comments should be directed to: Graham Wimsett, Koppers Wood Products Pty Ltd, PO Box 100, Picton WA 6229 or Graham_wimsett@koppers.com.au.

 All comments must be received by 21 February 2013.  Persons with special needs (i.e. for whom English is a second language or who have vision impairment) may contact Roger Banks via the details below.


Roger Banks


Strategen (on behalf of Koppers Wood Products Pty Ltd), PO Box 287, Bunbury WA 6231

Tel: 08 9792 479; Email: r.banks@strategen.com.au


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