“More than 100 planning conditions have been imposed on the Port Expansion to protect the Bay’s environmental health and the amenity for local residents,” said Sydney Ports Corporation CEO Grant Gilfillan. “Now into its second year, construction progress has included over 3.4m cubic m of reclamation for the new terminal and the completion of the first set of 640 tonne counterfort wall units via the use of an on-site concrete batch plant.
“Environmental enhancement works including upgrading of Foreshore Beach and Penrhyn Estuary are also progressing well. The seagrass habitat will be expanded to attract fish and other marine life and we’re providing additional shorebird habitat to attract migratory birds,” he said.
The Audit found a high level of compliance with the ‘Minister’s Conditions of Approval’ as well as Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) Environmental Protection Licences and other permits and approvals.