The pulp mill project was approved under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) on 4 October 2007. The approval conditions require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Management Plan (EIMP) for approval by the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts. The approval allows the EIMP to be submitted and approved in sections.
The following sections (referred to as modules) provided below for public information have been approved by the Minister.
Modules A and B were approved on 1 February 2008, with Module C approved on 2 April 2008. Module E was approved 23 May 2008.
Modules C1, D, FGHK, IJ and O were approved on 5 January 2009. Modules A, D and FGHK were revised and re-approved 10 March 2011.
Modules L, M and N were approved 10 March 2011.
Letter to Gunns from Environment Minister 05 Jan 2009
Letter to Gunns from Environment Minister 10 March 2011