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

The following notice is published pursuant to Section 95B(2) of the EPBC Act.

Orchard Development Management Pty Ltd is seeking approval to develop a residential subdivision and associated infrastructure at Lot 30, SP309195, Mountain Ridge Rd, South Maclean, QLD (EPBC Act Ref:2019/8408).

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),including (but not limited to) the Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) (combined populations of QLD, NSW and ACT) – vulnerable and the Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) – vulnerable.

Public comments were sought between Friday 2nd October 2020 and Friday 16th October 2020. No submissions were received.

Two copies of the Preliminary Documentation Submission will be available for a period of 10 business days from Thursday 22nd October 2020 to Wednesday 4th November 2020 at each of the following locations:
Springfield Central Library – Cnr Main Street & Sirius Drive, Orion Springfield Central, Springfield Central 4300
State Library of Queensland – Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Canberra (email the Department at to arrange a time for viewing).

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

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.