Call for public comment concerning a draft Initial Environmental Evaluation - Geotechnical Investigations Davis Aerodrome Project and Davis Station Infrastructure Project 2021-2022 Field Activities

The Australian Antarctic Division proposes to undertake geotechnical site investigations for the purpose of informing the ongoing design of the proposed Davis Aerodrome and Davis Station Infrastructure Projects.

The proposed site investigation program is undergoing an Environmental Impact Assessment process including the preparation of a draft Initial Environmental Evaluation.

The Australian Antarctic Division invites members of the public to submit comments on this document, and in particular to suggest additional, specific ways to reduce the proposal’s environmental impacts.

Comments to the Australian Antarctic Division should be made in writing and emailed to: eia@aad.gov.au

Please ensure that any submissions are received by COB on Friday 18 December 2020.

For more information, please contact the AAD Territories Team at eia@aad.gov.au.

The objectives of the Draft Initial Environmental Evaluation - Geotechnical Investigations Davis Aerodrome Project and Davis Station Infrastructure Project 2021-2022 Field Activities, are to continue to collect geotechnical data to inform the design, construction and delivery efforts for the planning phase of the proposed Davis Aerodrome Project.

Note: The Australian Antarctic Division is currently preparing a Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation (CEE) for the proposed Davis Aerodrome Project, associated infrastructure and aviation operations for consideration under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999) and Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act (1980). That CEE assessment process is separate to this Initial Environmental Evaluation for Geotechnical Investigations.

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