crux regional map

The Commonwealth Government’s EPBC Act provides for the national protection of the environment, particularly regarding matters of national environmental significance. The physical and biological features of the project area and area of influence have been evaluated to understand the potential impacts of the development and propose effective risk management and mitigation strategies. Existing environmental features are referred to as “receptors” and are categorised according to the table:

Receptor category Receptor sub-category
Physical environment
  • Water quality
  • Sediment quality
  • Air quality
Ecosystems, communities and habitats
Threatened species and ecological communities
  • Marine mammals
  • Marine reptiles
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Sharks and rays
Socio-economic and cultural environment

To view the full analysis of the existing environment in the full Offshore Project Proposal Section 6.0, page 118. 

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Why an Offshore Project Proposal?

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