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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 927 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 November 2021 by Hon Dr Brad Pettitt

Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on

VIMY RESOURCES — SANDHILL DUNNART CONSERVATION PLAN

927. Hon Dr BRAD PETTITT to the parliamentary secretary representing the Attorney General:

I refer to the announcement that the Minister for Environment is recused from decision-making responsibilities regarding the Lake Way Sulphate potash project and Vimy Resources' uranium mine given a declared conflict of interest.

Does Vimy Resources' uranium mine have an approved sandhill dunnart conservation plan, as required through the federal environmental approval EPBC 2013/7083, condition 2, which is to be developed in consultation with the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, formerly known as the department of parks and wildlife?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

On behalf of the parliamentary secretary representing the Attorney General, I thank the member for the question. The Attorney General has provided the following information.

The commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment should be consulted about whether a plan has been approved to meet the requirements of this condition under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has provided advice to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Vimy Resources on the terrestrial fauna monitoring and management plan required under state environmental approvals—ministerial statement 1046, condition 10.