Update on progress of Kangaroo Island Seaport

Aerial view of Smith Bay, with the on-land acquaculture facility structures. The proposed KI Seaport is 500m to the west (right in this picture)

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT) provides the following advice regarding progress on its Environmental Impact Statement for the development of the Kangaroo Island Seaport.

KPT is negotiating with various government agencies, with a view to eliminating all outstanding matters of contention before lodging its EIS. As far as possible, it is the Company’s aim to lodge the EIS in a form capable of rapid approval. This has involved:

  • Refinements to the design of in-water structures to provide increased protection to the neighbouring onshore abalone farm from creek effluent, which is currently an acknowledged source of problems for that business.
  • Relocating the dredge footprint in such a way as to increase separation from the nearest sensitive receptors.
  • Refinements to the in-water design to limit the causeway footprint in deeper water, while enabling larger Panamax size vessels to berth safely.
  • Refinements to the design of on-land facilities, to enable efficient materials handling and to work more effectively within the constraints of the site.
  • Working with Kangaroo Island Council and with the Government of South Australia regarding an agreed road route to Smith Bay, and the use of high-productivity vehicles over that route.

The Company expects to have these matters sufficiently finalised to enable the lodgement of the EIS at the end of the current quarter.

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