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The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) invites public submissions on this proposed development within the Ida Bay State Reserve. The proponent, Darklabs, is proposing the installation of an international standard artwork called “Transformer” in the Ida Bay State Reserve.The purpose of the public artwork installation is to:
The proposed works include:
Darklabs is engaged with the Ida Bay Railway Preservation Society (IBRPS) to ensure that the goals of both organisations can be achieved, and that development would not impede the potential for recommencement of a tourist railway on the site.
The Ida Bay Railway is recognised at a state level for its cultural heritage significance and a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) has been drafted by the proponent as part of this draft EIS. The CMP provides a comprehensive history of the Ida Bay site and provides heritage guidance and recommends the standards for how this proposal can proceed whilst maintaining the preservation of historic European heritage of the site.
The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared in accordance with PWS advice and in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Southport Lagoon Conservation Area, George III Monument Historic Site and Ida Bay State Reserve Management Plan 2006.
Public Consultation period begins
Close of comment period
Final EIS assessment completed
EIS, EAR, statement of reasons and public submissions published
Appendix_J_Ida_Bay Railway_Conservation_Management_Plan_(Darklab) (13Mb)