Production of Documents: Port Phillip Channel Deepening Project
Written on the 28 November 2012
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- I move:
(1) measurements that were used for the 2004 environment effects statement -- before any dredging occurred (pre August 2005);
and any data pertaining to ongoing erosion, if any, as predicted in the Scour assessment report, July 2007, Sinclair Knight Merz, which was tabled on the last day of the 2007 supplementary environment effects statement inquiry into channel deepening of Port Phillip Bay.
I am pleased to rise and speak very briefly on Ms Pennicuik's motion, and note that time is getting the better of me in relation to the length of my contribution. I too acknowledge and reiterate my colleague Mr O'Donohue's comments in relation to the government not opposing Ms Pennicuik's motion. There was significant debate about the channel deepening project for many years, a debate that was the cause of a lot of interest amongst the public, as it should have been.
We are lucky enough to have a beautiful bay, especially around the Heads, as Ms Pennicuik noted. Much of the bay, and the bayside beaches, adjoins the electorate I share with Ms Pennicuik and Mrs Coote, who is with us in the chamber. We are all very aware of the significant aspects of the bay and the opportunities for recreational activities they offer.
Business interrupted pursuant to standing orders.