Invitation for public comment

As part of the environmental approvals process for the program, an environmental report relating to the Torbanlea manufacturing facility is now available for public comment.

The report presents information about flora and fauna assessments on the site and findings as related to the Coastal Swamp Sclerophyll Forest, the Grey-headed Flying Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) and the Greater Glider (Petauroides volans). The key findings of the report are as follows:

  • ecological values present within the site include regulated vegetation, waterway for barrier works and wildlife habitat mapped areas
  • no conservation significant species were identified during the field investigations.

The report (known as Preliminary Documentation) is required for assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Commonwealth) (EPBC Act) by the Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW).

View the report

The full report is available via the document library on the right side of this page.

Copies of the report will also be available at the following locations during the public comment period:

  • Howard Library, 56 Steley Street, Howard QLD 4659
  • Maryborough Library, 127-129 Bazaar Street, Maryborough QLD 4650
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101.

If you require translation, accessibility or support services, to review the report, please contact the QTMP project team on 1800 271 176* or email

*9am – 5pm Monday–Friday. Free call from anywhere in Australia, call charges apply for mobile phones and payphones. Check with your service provider for call costs.

What happens next

Submissions received will be summarised and presented to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water for consideration and decision in assessing the manufacturing facility.

Submitters will be kept informed on the decision by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and will be notified by The Department of Transport and Main Roads when further information becomes available.