Whaler’s Way public consultation – Environmental Impact Statement

Published Thursday, 5 August 2021

An Environmental Impact Statement for the Whaler’s Way Orbital Launch Complex is available for public comment until Thursday 16 September 2021.

Southern Launch Space Pty Ltd (Southern Launch) has proposed the development of a multi-user rocket launch facility (for placing small satellites in orbit) at Sleaford, approximately 25 km south-west of Port Lincoln.

A free copy of the full EIS document is available for download. USB copies of the full EIS document along with a hard copy of the Executive Summary is also available free of charge from the following locations:

  • Attorney-General’s Department, Planning and Land Use Services (AGD-PLUS): Level 5, 50 Flinders Street, Adelaide
  • City of Port Lincoln Council: Level 1, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
  • District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: Railway Terrace, Cummins

Hard copies of the full EIS may be purchased at a cost of $500 per copy from the addresses above, or by mail order for an extra $10 (includes GST and postage) from AGD-PLUS, telephone (08) 7109 7018.

AGD-PLUS will be hold 2 public information sessions on the proposal on Tuesday 24 August 2021 at the Lincoln Ballroom, Port Lincoln Hotel – 1 Lincoln Highway:

  • Session 1 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Session 2 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

At each session AGD-PLUS will outline the major development assessment process, followed by a presentation from Southern Launch on the development proposal, and a question and answer session.

Written submissions should be addressed to:

Minister for Planning and Local Government
Attention: Robert Kleeman, Manager, State Assessment
Planning and Land Use Services
Attorney-General’s Department
GPO Box 1815

Or sent via email to: spcreps@sa.gov.au

All submissions will be made available on the PlanSA portal and will be addressed in the proponent’s Response Document (to be also released for public information at a later date).

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