Rawlings Road Development

Notification for Publication of Preliminary Documentation under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The following notice is published pursuant to Section 95A(3) of the EPBC Act.

Defence Housing Australia is seeking approval to develop the Rawlings Road Development (EPBC Act Ref: 2016/7723), on approximately 25 hectares of land located in Deebing Heights, Ipswich, Queensland on Rawlings Road just north of the Centenary Motorway.

The proposed action was determined a Controlled Action under the EPBC Act with a Preliminary Documentation level of assessment. The controlling provision is ‘Listed threatened species and communities’ (Sections 18 and 18A), specifically Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala).

Public comments are invited on the Rawlings Road Development EPBC Act Preliminary Documentation Submission Report, which includes a copy of the referral material and attachments. Two copies of the Preliminary Documentation Submission Report will be available for a period of 10 business days from Wednesday 13 September to Tuesday 26 September at each of the following locations:

Ipswich Central Library – 40 South Street, Ipswich, QLD 4305
State Library of Queensland – Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Department of the Environment and Energy – Canberra (email the Department at to arrange a time for viewing).

A PDF version of the documentation can also be downloaded by clicking here.

Written submissions should be directed to: Rawlings Road Development, 9 Thompson Street, Bowen Hills, Queensland, 4006.

All comments must be received by close of business 26 September 2017. Persons with special needs (e.g. for whom English is a second language or who have vision impairment) may contact the Saunders Havill Group for assistance on 07 3251 9444).