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0619 - Planning and Public Spaces - DREDGING FOR THE NEWCASTLE GAS TERMINAL

Primrose, Peter to the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women representing the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces
  1. With regard to recent reports that significant dredging would be required as part of the Newcastle Gas Terminal and that this sand could be used at Stockton Beach to address erosion.
    1. Will this be considered as part of the State Significant Development process?
    2. Would the sand from this dredging be of a suitable quality to use at Stockton Beach?
Answer -

I am advised that: Dredging of the southern arm of the Hunter River was approved by the then Minister for Infrastructure and Planning in August 2005. Any emplacement of this dredged material at Stockton Beach would require further assessment and approval under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Question asked on 11 October 2019 (session 57-1) and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 112
Answer received on 1 November 2019 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 127