Two days left to have a say on failed bund wall

THE public has just two days left to contribute to an inquiry into the failure of a bund wall during the largest dredging project in Australia's history in Gladstone harbour.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt opened the inquiry for public submissions late on February 13, with all submissions from stakeholders due by 6pm this Friday, February 28.

The inquiry will look into the leaking bund wall in the Gladstone Ports Corporation's Western Basin dredging project, and is led by a former Commonwealth public servant, Anthea Tinney, and a CSIRO scientist, Dr Andrew Johnson.

While various stakeholders, including Engineers Australia, have criticised the lack of specific expertise in engineering and other scientific professions on the panel's make-up, Mr Hunt has refused any potential changes in the panel's membership.

The panel will also only take into account new information released or reported since a previous Independent Review of the Port of Gladstone, headed by Ms Tinney, reported to the government.

For more information, go to: www.environment.gov.au/topics/marine/gbr/gladstone-bund-wall-review


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