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Inquiry into the Cause and Extent of Lead Pollution in the Esperance Area


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:04 Apr 2007
Deadline for submissions:25 May 2007
Deadline Comments:The Committee encourages interested individuals and agencies to provide written submissions, including responses to the evidence given at public hearings and supplementary submissions, before the new deadline.

The response to the initial call for submissions was very positive, and greatly assisted the Committee to prepare for the public hearings and enable a broad range of interested parties to be represented at the hearings in Esperance on 2 and 3 May 2007.
Date Ended:06 Sep 2007
Committee:Education and Health Committee (2005 - 2008)
House:Legislative Assembly
Media Statements: 04/05/2007
04/13/2007
04/26/2007
04/30/2007
05/04/2007
05/09/2007
05/30/2007
05/31/2007
06/18/2007
09/05/2007
Important Information:All submissions become the property of the Committee and will become public documents after tabling in the Legislative Assembly, unless the Committee resolves otherwise. The Committee can also resolve to publish submissions on the internet but has undertaken not to publish the personal contact details of people making submissions in this manner. Anyone seeking to make a confidential submission to the Committee should seek further information from the Committee’s Principal Research Officer prior to making their submission.
Terms of Reference:(1) That the Education and Health Standing Committee be requested to
inquire into and report by 16 August 2007, on the cause and extent of lead
pollution in the Esperance area, with specific reference to the following
matters -
(a) how the environmental approval process for the transport and
export of pelletised lead enabled the transport and export of
granulated lead;
(b) the effectiveness of dust monitoring and reporting in relation
to lead levels in the area and the adequacy of the response to
those reported levels;
(c) the extent to which handling and other practices at Esperance
Port gave rise to the benthic lead levels in the harbour;
(d) whether the Esperance Port Authority properly exercised its
responsibilities in relation to the potential lead pollution;
(e) whether the Department of Environment and Conservation’s
responsibilities in relation to the Esperance Port Authority
processes , practices and procedures, including the legal and
regulatory framework, were adequate and properly exercised;
and
(f) that the Committee is given power to investigate any other
issues pertinent to the cause and extent of lead pollution in
the Esperance area.
(2) The Members for Roe and Peel be appointed as members of the Education
and Health Standing Committee for the purpose only of the inquiry into
the Cause and Extent of Lead Pollution in the Esperance Area.

PLEASE NOTE: On 15 August 2007, the Legislative Assembly agreed to vary the reporting date for the Inquiry into the Cause and Extent of Lead Pollution in the Esperance Area and the report is now due to be tabled on 6 September 2007.

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
30 Apr 200710:15 AMDepartment of Health Dr Peter Flett, Acting Director General Dr Andy Robertson, Divisional Director, Health Protection Group, Mr Martin Matisons, Toxicologist Dr Jim Dodds, Director, Environmental HealthDr Peter Flett, Acting Director General Dr Andy Robertson, Divisional Director, Health Protection Group, Mr Martin Matisons, Toxicologist Dr Jim Dodds, Director, Environmental Health
30 Apr 200711:30 AMDepartment of Environment and Conservation Mr Keiran McNamara, Director General Mr Kim Taylor, Deputy Director General, Environment Mr Robert Atkins, Director, Environmental Management Division Mr Peter Skitmore, Manager Industry Regulation Branch Mr David Mell, Manager Nature Protection BranchMr Keiran McNamara, Director General Mr Kim Taylor, Deputy Director General, Environment Mr Robert Atkins, Director, Environmental Management Division Mr Peter Skitmore, Manager Industry Regulation Branch Mr David Mell, Manager Nature Protection Branch
30 Apr 200702:45 PMDepartment for Planning and Infrastructure Mr Greg Martin, Director GeneralMr Greg Martin, Director General
02 May 200709:00 AMCivic Centre, Council Place, EsperanceMagellan Metals Pty Ltd Mr Patrick Scott, Managing Director Mr Trevor Watters, General Manager, Strategic DevelopmentMr Patrick Scott, Managing Director Mr Trevor Watters, General Manager, Strategic Development
02 May 200710:30 AMCivic Centre, Council Place, EsperanceEsperance Port Authority Mr Colin Stewart, Chief Executive Officer Mr Jim Matijasevich, ChairmanMr Colin Stewart, Chief Executive Officer Mr Jim Matijasevich, Chairman
02 May 200701:00 PMCivic Centre, Council Place, EsperanceShire of Esperance Cr Ian Mickel, Shire President Cr Beverley Stewart, Deputy President Mr Ian Brookes, Executive Manager, Development Services Mr Shayne Flanagan, Executive Project OfficerCr Ian Mickel, Shire President Cr Beverley Stewart, Deputy President Mr Ian Brookes, Executive Manager, Development Services Mr Shayne Flanagan, Executive Project Officer
02 May 200702:15 PMCivic Centre, Council Place, EsperanceRecherche Advisory Group Inc. Mr Brian PearceMr Brian Pearce
02 May 200703:15 PMCivic Centre, Council Place, EsperanceMr Doc ReynoldsMr Doc Reynolds
03 May 200709:00 AMCivic Centre, Council Place, EsperanceMs Maxine Woodhouse Mr Jack WoodhouseMs Maxine Woodhouse Mr Jack Woodhouse
03 May 200710:00 AMCivic Centre, Council Place, EsperanceLED (Locals for Esperance Development) Mr Ben Curtis Ms Michelle CrispMr Ben Curtis Ms Michelle Crisp
03 May 200711:15 AMCivic Centre, Council Place, EsperanceMs Pam NorrisMs Pam Norris
03 May 200712:45 PMCivic Centre, Council Place, EsperanceMs Lisa HeleniusMs Lisa Helenius
03 May 200702:00 PMCivic Centre, Council Place, EsperanceDr Donald HowarthDr Donald Howarth
03 May 200702:45 PMCivic Centre, Council Place, EsperanceMs Lisa Teague Robertson Mr Paul RobertsonMs Lisa Teague Robertson Mr Paul Robertson
03 May 200703:45 PMCivic Centre, Council Place, EsperanceLEAF (Local Environmental Action Forum) Mr Keith Archer, Secretary Ms Cheryl Bradley, Vice PresidentLEAF (Local Environmental Action Forum) Mr Keith Archer, Secretary Ms Cheryl Bradley, Vice President
05 Jun 200709:00 AMDepartment of Environment and Conservation Mr Keiran McNamara, Director GeneralMr Keiran McNamara, Director General
05 Jun 200711:00 AMDepartment of Consumer and Employment Protection Mr Brian Bradley, Director General Mr Mike Rowe, Director, Health Management, Resources Safety Mr Peter Drygala, Acting Director, Dangerous Goods Safety, Resources SafetyMr Brian Bradley, Director General Mr Mike Rowe, Director, Health Management, Resources Safety Mr Peter Drygala, Acting Director, Dangerous Goods Safety, Resources Safety
05 Jun 200702:00 PMDepartment of Health Dr Neale Fong, Director General Mr Jim Dodds, Director, Environmental Health Dr Martin Matisons, Toxicologist Dr Andrew Robertson, Divisional Director, Health Protection GroupDr Neale Fong, Director General Mr Jim Dodds, Director, Environmental Health Dr Martin Matisons, Toxicologist Dr Andrew Robertson, Divisional Director, Health Protection Group
05 Jun 200703:00 PMMinister for the Environment Hon David Templeman, MLAHon David Templeman, MLA
05 Jun 200704:00 PMBIS Industrial Logistics Mr Ian Lynass, Regional DirectorBIS Industrial Logistics Mr Ian Lynass, Regional Director
06 Jun 200709:00 AMEsperance Port Authority Mr Colin Stewart, Chief Executive Officer Mr Jim Matijasevich, Chairman Mr Colin Stewart, Chief Executive Officer Mr Jim Matijasevich, Chairman
07 Jun 200709:00 AMMagellan Metals Pty Ltd Mr Patrick Scott, Managing DirectorMr Patrick Scott, Managing Director
07 Jun 200711:00 AMMinister for Planning and Infrastructure Hon Alannah MacTiernan, MLAHon Alannah MacTiernan, MLA
07 Jun 200701:00 PMEnvironmental Protection Authority Mr Colin Murray, Acting Director, Environmental Impact AssessmentMr Colin Murray, Acting Director, Environmental Impact Assessment
28 Jun 200709:00 AMEsperance Port Authority Mr Dave Jamieson, Shipping SupportMr Dave Jamieson
28 Jun 200710:00 AMEsperance Port Authority Mr Ed Wierobiej, Health & Safety Representative Mr Rob Stewart, Health & Safety Representative Mr Tony Willoughby, Health & Safety Representative Mr Mark Barker, Health & Safety RepresentativeMr Ed Wierobiej Mr Rob Stewart Mr Tony Willoughby Mr Mark Barker
28 Jun 200711:00 AMMr Dick Nulsen, Ex-Chairman, Esperance Port Authority BoardMr Dick Nulsen
28 Jun 200701:00 PMEsperance Port Authority Ms Shelley Grasty, Environmental ConsultantMs Shelley Grasty
28 Jun 200702:00 PMMaritime Union of Australia Mr Keith McCorristonMr Keith McCorriston
28 Jun 200703:00 PMEsperance Port Authority/Magellan Metals Pty Ltd Mr Ron Padgurskis, Consultant/RepresentativeMr Ron Padgurskis
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Peter Skitmore (Acting Manager Environmental Regulation, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Philip Atkins (Director Environmental Management, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Kimberley Taylor (Acting Deputy Director General, Environment, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Keiran McNamara (Director General, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr David Mell (Manager Nature Protection Branch, Department of Environment and Conservation) on 30 Apr 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Dodds (Director, Environmental Health, Department of Health), Dr Flett (Chief Executive, South Metropolitan Area Health), Dr Robertson (Chief Health Officer, Department of Health), Dr Matisons (Principal Toxicologist, Department of Health) on 30 Apr 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Gregory Martin (Director General, Department for Planning and Infrastructure) on 30 Apr 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Watters (General Manager, Strategic Development, Magellan Metals Pty Ltd), Mr Scott (Managing Director, Magellan Metals Pty Ltd) on 2 May 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Pearce (Councillor, Shire of Esperance) on 2 May 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Mickel (Shire President, Shire of Esperance), Mrs Stewart (Deputy Shire President, Shire of Esperance), Mr Brookes (Executive Manager, Development Services, Shire of Esperance), Mr Flanagan (Executive Project Officer, Shire of Esperance) on 2 May 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Reynolds (Private individual) on 2 May 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Stewart (Chief Executive Officer, Esperance Port Authority), Mr Matijasevich (Civil Engineer, Esperance Port Authority) on 2 May 2007
Evidence by.. Mrs Norris (Private Citizen) on 3 May 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Curtis (Member of Locals for Esperance Development), Ms Crisp (Member of Locals for Esperance Development), Ms Norris (Member of Locals for Esperance Development) on 3 May 2007
Evidence by.. Dr Howarth (Medical Practitioner) on 3 May 2007
Evidence by.. Mrs Bradley (Local Environmental Action Forum Inc), Mr Archer (Local Environmental Action Forum Inc) on 3 May 2007
Evidence by.. Mrs Woodhouse (Private individual), Mr Woodhouse (Private individual), Ms Woodhouse (Private individual) on 3 May 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Robertson (Private individual), Ms Teague-Robertson (Private individual) on 3 May 2007
Evidence by.. Mrs Helenius on 3 May 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Lynass (Manging Director, BIS Industrial Logistics) on 5 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Mr McNamara (Director General, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Taylor (Acting Deputy Director General, Environment, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Atkins (Director, Environmental Regulation, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Mell (Manager, Nature Protection Branch, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Skitmore (Manager, Industrial Regulation Branch, Department of Environment and Conservation) on 5 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Dr Fong (Director General, Department of Health), Dr Robertson (Chief Health Officer, Department of Health), Mr Dodds (Director, Environmental Health, Department of Health), Dr Matisons (Acting Principal Toxicologist, Department of Health) on 5 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Bradley (Director General, Department of Consumer and Employment Protection), Mr Rowe (Director, Health Management, Department of Consumer and Employment Protection), Dr Drygala (Director, Dangerous Goods Safety, Department of Consumer and Employment Protection) on 5 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Templeman (Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; Peel), Mr McNamara (Director General, Department of Environment and Conservation), Mr Taylor (Acting Deputy Director General, Environment, Department of Environment and Conservation) on 5 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Ms MacCallum (Senior Environmental Officer, Department of Environment and Conservation) on 6 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Stewart (Chief Executive Officer, Esperance Port Authority), Mr Matijasevich (Chairman, Esperance Port Authority) on 6 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Murray (Acting Director, Environmental Impact Assessment, Department of Environment and Conservation), Dr Hinwood (Deputy Chair, Environmental Protection Authority) on 7 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Scott (Managing Director, Magellan Metals), Mr Watters (Consultant, Magelllan Metals) on 7 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Hon Alannah MacTiernan (Minister for Planning and Infrastructure), Mr Jackson (Esperance Response Coordinator) on 7 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Mark Baker (Occupational Health and Safety Representative, Esperance Port Authority), Mr Anthony Willoughby (Occupational Health and Safety Representative, Esperance Port Authority), Mr Edward Wierobiej (Occupational Health and Safety Representative, Esperance Port Authority), Mr Robert Stewart (Occupational Health and Safety Representative, Esperance Port Authority) on 28 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Keith McCorriston (Deputy Branch Secretary, Maritime Union of Australia) on 28 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Mr David Jamieson (Shipping Support Officer, Esperance Port Authority) on 28 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Ronald Padgurskis (Projects Manager/Consultant) on 28 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Richard Nulsen (Former Chairman, Esperance Port Authority) on 28 Jun 2007
Evidence by.. Mrs Shelley Grasty (Environmental Consultant, Esperance Environmental) on 28 Jun 2007
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
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