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  • CHAPTER 22 – TRANSPORT AND MARITIME OPERATIONS

    GULF ALUMINA LTD – SKARDON RIVER BAUXITE PROJECT

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    22.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................... 22-1 22.2 Legislative and Policy Context ........................................................................... 22-1 22.2.1 Road ......................................................................................................................... 22-1 22.2.2 Air ............................................................................................................................. 22-1 22.2.3 Sea ............................................................................................................................ 22-2 22.3 Environmental Objectives and Performance Outcomes ..................................... 22-4 22.3.1 Environmental Objectives ........................................................................................ 22-4 22.3.2 Performance Outcomes ........................................................................................... 22-4 22.4 Road Transport Assessment .............................................................................. 22-5 22.5 Air Transport Assessment ................................................................................. 22-8 22.5.1 Demand for Air Services ........................................................................................... 22-8 22.5.2 Project Airstrip ......................................................................................................... 22-8 22.5.3 Assessment of Airports ............................................................................................ 22-8 22.5.4 Impacts to Airports ................................................................................................... 22-9 22.5.5 Other Impacts ......................................................................................................... 22-10 22.6 Sea - Port and Near Shore Transport Assessment ............................................ 22-10 22.6.1 Port Infrastructure and Activities ........................................................................... 22-10 22.6.1.1 Port of Skardon River ............................................................................................. 22-10 22.6.1.3 Activities within the Port ........................................................................................ 22-12 22.6.1.4 Activities outside the Port ...................................................................................... 22-13 22.6.1.5 Cumulative Activities .............................................................................................. 22-13 22.6.2 Third Party Shipping or Vessel Movements ........................................................... 22-14 22.6.2.1 Northern Prawn Fishery ......................................................................................... 22-14 22.6.2.2 Inshore Fin Fish Fishery .......................................................................................... 22-15 22.6.2.3 Gulf of Carpentaria Development Finfish Trawl Fishery ........................................ 22-16 22.6.2.4 Gulf of Carpentaria Commercial Line Fishery ........................................................ 22-17 22.6.2.5 Commercial Tour Operators ................................................................................... 22-17 22.6.2.6 Recreational Fishing ............................................................................................... 22-17 22.6.2.7 Traditional Fisheries ............................................................................................... 22-17 22.7 Sea – Bulk Carriers and Supply Vessel Transport Assessment ........................... 22-17 22.7.1 Baseline Bulk Carrier and Large Vessel Movements .............................................. 22-17 22.7.2 Project Bulk Carrier and Supply Vessel Movements .............................................. 22-19 22.8 Maritime Transport Impacts and Management Measures................................ 22-19 22.8.1 Potential Impacts ................................................................................................... 22-19 22.8.2 Existing Port Operation’s Plans .............................................................................. 22-20 22.8.3 Vessel Depths ......................................................................................................... 22-20 22.8.4 Vessel Speeds ......................................................................................................... 22-21 22.8.5 Navigation Arrangements ...................................................................................... 22-23 22.8.6 Pilotage ................................................................................................................... 22-24 22.8.7 Transhipment Area ................................................................................................. 22-24 22.8.8 Commercial and Recreational Fisheries ................................................................. 22-24 22.8.9 Emergency Management ....................................................................................... 22-25 22.8.10 Consultation ........................................................................................................... 22-25 22.8.11 Ongoing Management ........................................................................................... 22-25 22.9 Maritime Management Plans ......................................................................... 22-26 22.9.1 Maritime Safety Queensland Guidelines for Major Development Proposals ........ 22-26 22.9.1.1 Overview ................................................................................................................ 22-26 22.9.1.2 Purpose and Scope ................................................................................................. 22-26

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    22.9.2 Vessel Traffic Management Plan ............................................................................ 22-27 22.9.2.1 Vessel Management in Channels ........................................................................... 22-27 22.9.2.2 Ship Anchorage ...................................................................................................... 22-28 22.9.2.3 Maritime Operations Management Systems and Resources................................. 22-29 22.9.2.4 Emergency Management ....................................................................................... 22-30 22.9.2.5 Vessel Strike of Marine Fauna ................................................................................ 22-31 22.9.3 Aids to Navigation Management Plan .................................................................... 22-32 22.9.4 Ship-sourced Pollution Prevention Management Plan .......................................... 22-33 22.9.4.1 Release of Ballast Water and Introduction of Exotic Marine Organisms ............... 22-33 22.9.4.2 Release of Shipping Waste ..................................................................................... 22-37 22.9.4.3 Spills........................................................................................................................ 22-40 22.9.4.4 Ship Sourced Pollution ........................................................................................... 22-43 22.10 Risk Assessment ............................................................................................. 22-43 22.11 Conclusion ..................................................................................................... 22-44

    Tables

    Table 22-1 Airport Passengers and Aircraft Movements ........................................................... 22-9 Table 22-2 Monthly Throughput (Tonnes) - Port of Weipa and Port of Karumba ................... 22-18 Table 22-3 Risk Assessment - Transport .................................................................................. 22-44

    Figures

    Figure 22-1 Road Access to the Project Area .............................................................................. 22-7 Figure 22-2 Port of Skardon River Port Limits ........................................................................... 22-11 Figure 22-3 Port Infrastructure for Kaolin Mine (circa 2003) .................................................... 22-12 Figure 22-4 Port Infrastructure during Kaolin Mine Decommissioning (circa 2013) ................ 22-13 Figure 22-5 Northern Prawn Fishery ......................................................................................... 22-15 Figure 22-6 Carpentaria Inshore Fin Fish Fishery ...................................................................... 22-16 Figure 22-7 Vessel Access and Speed Plan ................................................................................ 22-22 Figure 22-8 Proposed Bed Levelling Area .................................................................................. 22-24

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    22. TRANSPORT AND MARITIME OPERATIONS

    22.1 Introduction

    Transport required for the Project has been separated into the following components or modes:

     Road

     Air

     Sea - Port and near shore barging of bauxite and supply of materials and equipment

     Sea –