Have your say on Draft Amendment No. 1 to the Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay - Marine Farming Development Plan

​​​​​​​​The Minister for Primary Industries and Water, on the advice of the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel (Panel), has approved the public exhibition of Draft Amendment No. 1 to the Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay (TP & NB) Marine Farming Development Plan (MFDP). You can view the public notice here.

The Draft Amendment will be open for a period of two months for public comment, from Saturday, 13 January 2024 to Tuesday, 12 March 2024. ​During this time, you are invited to make a representation in relation to the draft amendment.

What does the draft amendment propose to do?

The draft amendment proposes to:

  1. Increase the area of Zone 9A (Eaglehawk Bay) from 49.59 to 85.66 hectares to allow for an increase in the lease area available to farm shellfish.
  2. Increase the maximum leasable area within Zone 9A from 32.50 to 67.89 hectares to accommodate the increased lease area.

What do I need to know and do before making a submission?

Before making a submission, read the proposed Draft Amendment No. 1 to the TP & NB MFDP and the accompanying Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), alongside the existing TP & NB MFDP.

 Draft amendment no. 1 Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay MFDP - Environmental Impact Statement Sept 2023 (PDF 3Mb)

 EIS Appendix 1 - ShellMAP - Eaglehawk Bay Sanitary Survey (PDF 418Kb)

 EIS Appendix 2 - ShellMAP - Eaglehawk Bay Management Plan 2018 (PDF 609Kb)

 EIS Appendix 3 - Stakeholder meeting - Taranna Boat Club (PDF 313Kb)

 EIS Appendix 4 - MoU - Taranna Boat Club - Cameron of Tas (PDF 545Kb)

 EIS Appendix 5 - IMAS Zone Assessment Report June 2020 (PDF 3Mb)

 EIS Appendix 6 - Aboriginal Heritage Desktop Review May 2022 (PDF 86Kb)

 EIS Appendix 7 - Risk Assessment Worksheet (PDF 350Kb)

 EIS Appendix 8 - Handfish survey report Sept 2023 (PDF 926Kb)​

The advice relating to representations and Personal Information Protection, Consent to information being given by electronic communication, Accessibility of submissions and Right to Information.

Your submission should address the draft amendment described above. A representation, or parts of a representation, that does not focus on components of the draft amendment may be deemed out of scope for consideration.

How can I make a representation?

Written representations may be made by the following methods:

  • Online, using this form by completing the fields below and uploading a file.
  • By post to NRE Tas, Marine Resources, GPO Box 44 Hobart Tas 7001
  • By email to aquaculture.planning@nre.tas.gov.au

Representations must be lodged by midnight on Tuesday, 12 March 2024.

You may request a hearing in relation to your representation.

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Are you representing yourself or an organisation? Please specify the organisation name if so (this may be published with your representation)

If you are representing an organisation please specify their name here.

Which category best describes your interest in the draft amendment? (select all that apply)

What is your view (and why) about the proposal to increase the area of Zone 9A (Eagle Hawk Bay) from 49.59 to 85.66 hectares?

What is your view (and why) about the proposal to increase the maximum leasable area within Zone 9A from 32.50 to 67.89 hectares?

Do you have any further comment about the draft amendment?

Would you like a hearing about your representation?

Would you like to receive information on a public information session about this draft amendment?

Do you wish your representation to be confidential?

If you would like your representation treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this below, clearly identifying the parts of your representation you wish to remain confidential and the reasons why.

Only image(.jpg, .tiff, .png), plain text (.txt), Word (.doc or .docx), Excel (.xls or .xlsx), PDF or ZIP files are accepted.

Personal Information Protection

The Department complies with the Personal Information Protection Act 2004. The personal information collected from you will be used for the purposes of the Act, acknowledging your representation, and for the Panel to communicate with you in relation to any hearing (if applicable). Your personal information will be managed in accordance with the Department’s​ Personal Information Protection Policy.

Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), NRE Tas will treat the submission as public.

If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.

Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.

The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material.  If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

Information that may be published may also be shared with the proponent and/or their representatives so that the representation may be evaluated and so that any issues raised may be responded to by the proponent, Planning Authority and and/or Panel. Information that is not published will be used only for purposes under the Act.

Consent to information being given by electronic communication: For the purposes of the Electronic Transactions Act 2000 and the Marine Farming Planning Act 1995, by submitting this form, you consent to information (such as notice in relation to hearings) being given by means of electronic communication to the email address you have provided.

Accessibility of submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring that Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs. Where possible, please type your representation in plain English using the form provided. Please provide any attachments in a Portable Document Format (PDF) or Microsoft Word format.

The Government cannot take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Right to Information​

Information provided to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania is subject to the Right to Information Act 2009. If you have indicated that you wish for all or part of your representation to be treated as confidential, this will be considered by the Department in determining whether or not the information is exempt from disclosure in the event that it is subject to an application for assessed disclosure under the Right to Information Act. The Department may contact you during this process. ​​