Tasmanian Conservation Trust Inc.

Submissions

 

Submissions pre-2007

 

The Submission at a glance:

The IIS has not addressed the very real possibility that this pulp mill will not be able to compete internationally. It has not addressed:

  1. The very high “cost per installed tonne” to build the pulp mill.
  2. The uncompetitive cost positioning of Bell Bay relative to the future market makers (Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Indonesia).
  3. The increasing oversupply of BHKP relative to demand (despite growing demand from China).
  4. The ‘gruesome’ volatility of world pulp prices.
  5. The linkage of economic returns on state native forests to these prices, through the supply contract. 6. The high likelihood of government bail-out subsidies, negative stumpage and other protections to keep the pulp mill afloat in light of these inherent economic problems.

Even if you don't care about the environment, it looks like the proposed mill is still a bad idea!

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The TCT has finished its submission on the draft integrated impact statement Gunns produced for the RPDC for its proposed pulp mill at Bell Bay. This submission looks at the impacts of the proposed mill on the marine environment.

We have found many mistakes and problems in the short time we have had to assess this enormous document.

Even if you can manage to forget about issues relating to economics, wood supply, transport saftey, air quality and human health, just issues relating to effluent polutin Bass Strait should be enough reason to reject this proposal.

This is the wrong mill in the wrong place.

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South-East Marine Protected Area Process

Submitted to Dept. of Environment and Heritage on 6.3.2006

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The LEC and the TCT produce a submission on this important issue that contains recommendations for its structure and operation

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Marine Issues Relating to the RPDC's publication: Proposed bleached kraft pulp mill in Northern Tasmania by Gunns Limited

Submission to Resource Planning and Development Commission

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Assessing the ecological sustainability of the Tasmanian octopus fishery

Submission to Dept. of the Environment and Heritage

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Cost-Benefit Statement for Reviewing the Tasmanian Commercial Dive Fishery Management Plan

Submission to Dept. of Primary Industry and Water

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Draft Policy Document and Draft Fisheries Rules for the Tasmanian Commercial Dive Fishery

Submission to Dept. of the Environment and Heritage

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Draft Recovery Plan for handfish

Submission to Dept. of the Environment and Heritage

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Export of Marine Aquarium Fish from Tasmanian Waters

Submission to Dept. of the Environment and Heritage

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AFMA Small Pelagic Fishery Bycatch Action Plan 2005 Revised Draft

Submission to Australian Fisheries Management Authority

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Comments on the DEH Fisheries Risk Assessment (FRA) for the South East marine region

Submission to Dept. of the Environment and Heritage

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Export of Scalaris Abalone (Haliotis scalaris) from Tasmanian waters

Submission to Dept. of the Environment and Heritage

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Future Management of the Small Pelagic Fishery

Submission to Australian Fisheries Management Authority

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Draft Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Management Plan This relates to the integration of several Australia's southeast fisheries.

Submission to Australian Fisheries Management Authority

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Western Lakes Trout Fishery

Submission to Inland Fisheries Service

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The Meander Dam Development Proposal and Environmental Management plan

Submission to Water Management Administration DPIWE

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Basslink (riverine impacts)

Submission to Basslink Joint Advisory Panel

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Comments on the Marine Environment Aspects of the Draft Basslink Integrated Impact Assessment Statement

Submission to Basslink Joint Advisory Panel

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Possible 'Greenhouse' Trigger for the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity [EPBC] Act 1999

Submission to Environment Australia

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Draft Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve Management Plan

Submission to Parks and Wildlife Service

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Helicopter / Floatplane Proposals To Access to Sites in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Submission to Parks and Wildlife Service

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Draft Arthur Pieman Conservation Area Management Plan

Submission to Dept.Primary Industries, Water and Environment

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Draft Pitt Water/Orielton Lagoon Ramsar Site (including the Pitt Water Nature Reserve) Management Plan

Submission to Dept.Primary Industries, Water and Environment

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Draft South Bruny National Park, Waterfall Creek State Reserve and Green Island Nature Reserve Management Plan

Submission to Dept. Primary Industries, Water and Environment

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Proposed 3 year Management Regime for Syngnathids (seahorses, pipefish, pipehorses, seadragons etc) taken in the South East Trawl Fishery

Submission to Environment Australia

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Review of the Marine Farming Planning Act 1995

Submission to Dept. of Primary Industry, Water and Environment

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Submission on the Policy Document and Fishery Development Plan for the Tasmanian Abalone Fishery

Submission to Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries

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