In May 2016 Reever and Ocean Developments Pty Ltd (R&O) successfully applied to the Queensland Coordinator-General to declare KUR-World a coordinated project, which occurred on 12th July. The application included this Initial Advice Statement, which contains conceptual designs of the proposed development and potential impacts and benefits of KUR-World.
Based on extensive feedback during the public comment period, a Final Terms of Reference (ToR) was issued by the Queensland Government on the 18th October 2016.
The ToR describes the studies that will be undertaken to record the environmental and social baseline conditions, and outlines the impact assessments that must be included in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). It also sets out the requirement for a stakeholder engagement plan which includes the establishment of a Community Reference Group (CRG) and other forms of community engagement during the study and report preparation period.
The CRG will be comprised of local and regional leaders representing community, environmental, economic, tourism and agricultural interests. They will meet two monthly to review the progress of the EIS. Additionally R&O will issue a monthly newsletter and intend to hold quarterly public open forums to discuss the study findings with local residents and other interested parties.
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for KUR-World has been released by the Queensland Coordinator-General for public feedback.
The public notification period is from 22 October 2018 to 5pm on 30 November 2018.
A digital PDF copy of the Draft EIS is available online via the Office of the Coordinator-General website.
We also encourage you to make a formal submission to the Office of the Coordinator-General.
Refer to the Home page for further information about the project and about how to make a submission.
Refer to the EIS Process Fact Sheet for further information on next steps.