Public to comment on environmental damage from war games


The Australian Defence Force is planning to undertake a major joint training exercise in partnership with the US Armed Forces, known as Talisman Sober 2007.

Exercises use Qld, NT sites: The exercise will be conducted primarily at Shoalwater Bay Training Area and at various other locations within Queensland, Northern Territory and the Coral, Timor and Tasman Seas in June 2007.

Report seeks to minimise environmental problems: On behalf of Defence a Public Environment Report (PER) has been developed for Talisman Sober 2007 as part of an environmental impact assessment process. The PER identifies potential environmental issues associated with the conduct of the exercise and documents strategies used to ensure these impacts are minimised.

Report open to public: The PER is a public document and will be on exhibition and available for review by the community from 12 October 2006 to 13 November 2006.

Speak out before 13 November: Defence and Maunsell invite you to view the Public Environment Report and submit your comments and suggestions to the Maunsell project team, on or before 13 November 2006. Details of where to send your comments will be provided on the website, and at the listed libraries and information days.

Public comment sought: Maunsell invite the public to attend the community information sessions in Townsville and Rockhampton to discuss environmental issues associated with the exercise with representatives from Maunsell and Defence.

Info sessions: The information sessions will be held at: Townsville: 18th October 2006 4:00 pm – 8:00pm Conference Room, Central City Motel, 164 Stanley Street
Rockhampton: 19th October 2006 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reception Room at Rockhampton City Council – City Hall, 232 Bolsover Street.

Reference: Report online: The report is available online via, or is available in printed publication in the following libraries: Livingstone Shire Council, 70 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon Qld 4703

Erisk Net 11 October 2006

Erisk Net, 11/10/2006

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