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Statement 938 Compliance Assessment Report 2017 2 Prepared for the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development by. This report has been prepared for the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) pursuant to an agreement between DPIRD and Kimberley Boab Consulting Pty Ltd. The content of this report is limited by the parameters provided by DPIRD including scope and timelines.

Kimberley Boab Consulting Pty Ltd assumes no responsibility or liability for any use of or reliance on this report by any person not a party to the Agreement.

INTRODUCTION

P ROJECT BACKGROUND

P ROJECT APPROVALS

Management Plan - Goomig Ord River Irrigation Area - Weaber Plain Development Project Environmental Management Program of October 2013. Plan - Knox Creek Plain (2017) Ord River Irrigation Area - Knox Creek Plain including amendment to accommodate Moonamang Road extension underway for WA Government LandCorp. Management Plan - Knox Ord River Irrigation Area - August 2015 Knox Creek Plain Environmental Management Program.

Further discussion on the links between the external approvals and statement 938 is provided in the 2016 audit statement 938 CAR (Strategen, 2017).

P ROPONENT

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) manages the obligations on behalf of the Minister.

CURRENT STATUS

C LEARING , DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION

Weaber Plain – Goomig

Knox Creek Plain

C HANGES TO APPROVALS AND MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS

P ROPOSED CHANGES TO THE C OMPLIANCE A SSESSMENT P LAN

Statement 938 Compliance Assessment Report The Initiator must retain records of all compliance assessments described in the Compliance Assessment. 4-6 The submitter shall submit a compliance assessment report annually from the date of issue of this Statement, covering the prior twelve month period or such other period as accepted by the CEO. The proposer will implement the proposal in accordance with the July 2011 Environmental Management Programme, or subsequent revisions approved by the CEO.

The proponent will implement the proposal in accordance with the Final Project Design Plan dated July 2011, or subsequent revisions approved by the CEO.

AUDIT METHODOLOGY

4-6 (1) Be approved by the Managing Director of the proposer or a person delegated to sign on behalf of the Managing Director;. The Compliance Assessment Plan (CAP) created under condition 4 was approved by the CEO in late 2013. The Proponent will implement the Final Decommissioning Plan required by Condition 7-1 until such time as the CEO determines that the decommissioning is full.

The CAP will be revised to accommodate the new PMM when it is finalized by the proponent and accepted by OEPA.

P LAN

  • Purpose and scope
  • Audit period
  • Audit criteria
  • Methodology

Plan required by condition 4-1 and make these reports available when requested by the Executive Director. The CAP also requires an evaluation of the applicant's performance in relation to conditions 5-1, 6-1 and 7-2 of MS938 as follows. A revision table has been prepared for condition 4-1 of MS 938 in accordance with the approved CAP.

These regular inspections incorporated advice to the Land Manager (KAI) regarding active management to ensure compliance with Statement 938 conditions and EMP actions.

T ERMINOLOGY

One or more annual site inspections Formal site inspection performed for this audit on December 28, 2017. Regular site inspections and informal compliance checks were conducted during the 2017 operational season, including a full site inspection on May 3, 2017. As the auditor late in During the 2017 season, a full compliance audit was not possible during the operational (dry) season.

However, the auditor made use of previous visits to the Goomig farmlands during the 2017 season, supported by notes, photographic evidence and other records (for example monitoring records) to support the assessments contained in this SAR.

AUDIT FINDINGS

C OMPLIANCE WITH CONDITIONS

Compliance with Schedule 1

Compliance with Environmental Management Program actions

This current audit also concludes that a full review of the EPBC Groundwater Monitoring Plan and associated actions and monitoring regime is required, in collaboration with the IRG, and notes that the groundwater actions included in the 2013 OBP (as the basis for this audit) was taken. of the EPBC approved Groundwater. The auditor recommends that the current revision of the Statement 938 OBP takes into account the surface water monitoring and. The auditor recommends that the EMP review currently being undertaken consider the outcomes of the IRG discussions and subsequent (anticipated) changes to the GMP mandated by Commonwealth approval.

As such, the auditor recommends that the EMP audit reconsider the prescriptive nature of the required monitoring and focus on biodiversity outcomes.

Table 7 – PNC aggregation and recommendations
Table 7 – PNC aggregation and recommendations

O VERALL AUDIT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Strategen, 2013b, Ord River Irrigation Area Stage 2 (M2 Feeder), Compliance Assessment Report - Statement Report prepared for LandCorp. Strategen, 2014, Ord River Irrigation Area Stage 2 (M2 Feeder), Compliance Assessment Report - Statement Report prepared for LandCorp. Strategen, 2015, Ord River Irrigation Area Stage 2 (M2 Feeder), Compliance Assessment Report - Statement Report prepared for LandCorp.

Strategists, 2016, Ord River Irrigation Area Stage 2 (M2 Supply Channel), Compliance Assessment Report – Statement report prepared for Department of State Development.

STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE

The information required in Section 3 must be provided for any non-compliance or potential non-compliance identified during the reporting period covered by this Statement of Compliance. Was this discrepancy or potential discrepancy reported to the Chief Executive Officer, DWER. What is the exact location where the non-conformity or potential non-conformity occurred (if applicable). please provide this information as a map or GIS coordinates).

What measures, if any, were in place to prevent non-compliance or potential non-compliance before it occurred.

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT 938 AUDIT TABLE

The Proposer shall assess compliance with the conditions in accordance with the Compliance Assessment Plan required by Condition 4-1. The Proposer shall maintain reports of all compliance assessments described in the Compliance Assessment Plan required by Condition 4-1 and shall make those reports available when requested by the CEO. Prepare and maintain Annual Compliance Assessment Reports in accordance with the approved Compliance Assessment Plan Make compliance assessment reports available to the OEPA CEO upon request.

The initiator will disclose the Final Decommissioning Plan required by Condition 7-1, as required by the CEO.

STATEMENT 938 SCHEDULE 1 AUDIT TABLE

The proponent shall implement the final decommissioning plan required by Condition 7-1 until the Executive Director determines that decommissioning is complete. Make the final decommissioning plan available to stakeholders or the public upon request and within 7 days of receiving the request. The reach of the M2 channel between the M2C3 and M2C4 structures holds up to 390 ML, of which 100 ML is considered "operational storage", i.e.

S1_2.15 Power lines 165 km KAI consultation and site visit (December 28, 2017) NR To date, no power lines have been constructed.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (SUB-PLAN) AUDIT TABLES

Mark the boundaries of vegetation to be cleared for field construction with marker tape, signage or fencing. Check whether the estimated leaching rate (approximately 100 mm/year) is sufficient to control the sodicity in accordance with the Subplan Groundwater Management. To prevent possible contamination of the environment by ensuring proper storage and handling of fertilizers.

Compliant KAI reported that chemical mixing and decanting is currently performed on the KAI compound outside the proposal area. For determining the appropriate response level based on the extent (or classification) of the leak. Restrict vehicle and machine traffic to the boundaries of the areas to be evacuated (thus not affecting the Weaber Plain/Knox Creek Plain Buffer Area) by demarcating (e.g., clearing) the Weaber Plain/Knox Creek Plain Buffer Area.

Given that most areas are cut for common use (e.g. sewers, canal banks) and informal inspections are carried out on a regular basis, followed by weeding, the purpose of this monitoring action is – to. Minimize the likelihood of agricultural practices leading to erosion by ensuring future landowners are aware of the risks and take appropriate control measures. Water conducted an assessment of vegetation condition in the Knox Creek Plain Buffer Area in the previous audit period.

To improve the ability of the buffer to reduce the potential impacts of elevated groundwater levels and minimize diffuse groundwater discharge (including salts) to downstream watercourses. To maximize opportunities for involvement of traditional owners in ongoing management of the buffer area. Undertake a weed survey of the project area to establish baseline information in accordance with the Weed, Plant Pathogen and Pest Management sub-plan.

To ensure the protection of known places of Aboriginal heritage significance in accordance with the requirements of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA), to improve awareness of Aboriginal cultural heritage among non-Indigenous people in relation to the project. Strategen, 2017) Completed Item assessed as completed in a previous audit period. MG Corporation will be involved in inspections of the project site throughout construction (with supporting briefing). No disturbance of sites not authorized to be disturbed under section 18 of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA).

EVIDENCE REGISTER

EMP48 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit EMP49 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit EMP50 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit EMP51 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous revision EMP52 Rated complete for Goomig (current range) in previous revision EMP53 Rated complete for Goomig (current range) in previous revision. EMP57 Rated complete for Goomig (current range) in previous revision EMP58 Rated complete for Goomig (current range) in previous revision EMP59 Rated complete for Goomig (current range) in previous revision. EMP64 Rated complete for Goomig (current range) in previous revision EMP65 Rated complete for Goomig (current range) in previous revision EMP66 Rated complete for Goomig (current range) in previous revision EMP67 Rated complete for Goomig (current range) in previous audit.

EMP69 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audits EMP70 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audits. EMP79 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audits EMP80 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audits. EMP105 Adaptive Stormwater/Groundwater Discharge Program KAI Advisory - 28 December 2017 EMP106 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) by previous audit.

EMP112 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit EMP113 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit EMP114 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit EMP115 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit EMP116 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit. EMP128 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit EMP129 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit EMP130 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit. EMP136 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit EMP137 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit EMP138 Assessed as complete for Goomig (current area) in previous audit.

EMP167 Rated complete for Goomig (current area) in previous revision EMP168 Rated complete for Goomig (current area) in previous revision EMP169 Rated complete for Goomig (current area) in previous revision. EMP173 Rated perfect for Goomig (current area) in previous revision EMP174 Rated perfect for Goomig (current area) in previous revision.

SUB-PLAN TABLES

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Table 2 – Other environmental approvals relevant to the Ord River Irrigation Area Stage 2 footprint
Table 3 - Compliance reporting condition requirements  4  Compliance Reporting
Table 5 - Compliance assessment terminology
Table 7 – PNC aggregation and recommendations

References

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