AQUACULTURE ACT 2001
Call for Submissions
Primary Industries and Regions South Australia—
Draft Aquaculture (Zones—Eastern Spencer Gulf) Amendment Policy 2016
PURSUANT to Section 12 of the Aquaculture Act 2001, notice is hereby given that the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries has released the draft Aquaculture (Zones—Eastern Spencer Gulf) Amendment Policy 2016 (the draft Amendment Policy) and draft Policy Report for a formal two month public consultation period until Wednesday, 9 November 2016.
The draft Amendment Policy has been developed in accordance with the provisions of Part 4 of the Aquaculture Act 2001. It aims to ensure the ecologically sustainable development of aquaculture along the Eastern Spencer Gulf, to provide community confidence, to ensure certainty for industry stakeholders and to facilitate opportunities for aquaculture development.
Section 29 of the Development Act 1993 enables the Minister for Planning to amend a development plan in accordance with an approved aquaculture policy under the Aquaculture Act 2001. It is proposed to amend the Land Not Within A Council Area (Coastal Waters) Development Plan, subject to the approval of the draft Amendment Policy.
The proposed amendments are to reflect the aquaculture zone areas contained within the draft Amendment Policy into the Aquaculture Zone within the Land Not Within A Council Area (Coastal Waters) Development Plan.
Officers from PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture will hold two public briefings on the draft Amendment Policy on Wednesday, 28 September 2016, from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wallaroo Sailing Club and on Thursday, 29 September 2016, from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Minlaton Town Hall.
The draft Amendment Policy and draft Policy Report will be available from PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture, 14th Floor, 25 Grenfell Street, (G.P.O. Box 1625), Adelaide, S.A. 5001, at www.pir.sa.gov.au/aquaculture, by phone on (08) 8226 0900, or by fax on (08) 8204 1388.
Written submissions on the draft Amendment Policy and/or the proposed amendment to the Land Not Within A Council Area (Coastal Waters) Development Plan are invited from the public and should be made to PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture, G.P.O. Box 1625, Adelaide, S.A. 5001.
Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 November 2016.
S. Sloan, Director,
Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy