Proposals requiring additional information Only complete the following sections

Proposals requiring additional information only

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9.Proposals requiring additional informationOnly complete the following sections if applicableto the proposal. 9.1Lease or licence proposals under s.151 NPW ActSection 2.2 of Proponents Guidelines for the Review of Environmental Factorsprovides further guidanceProponents must complete and submit a Sustainability Assessmenttogether with the REF. This also applies where DECCW is the proponent for projects of the kind listed in s.151A, NPW Act. For information on the sustainability assessment criteria and guidelines, including assessment templates, go to: Note that for minor activities and uses(usually events and similar proposals involving less than 400 people) a streamlined and combined REF and Sustainability Assessment template is available (Template 1). Sustainability assessmentattached as follows:Special activities and uses (involving more than 400 people) – Sustainability Assessment Template 2Built structures and facilities – Sustainability Assessment Template 39.2Telecommunications facilities (s.153D, NPW Act)Section 2.2 and Appendix 1 of Proponents Guidelines for the Review of Environmental Factorsprovide further guidance1. Are there feasible alternative sites for the facility on land that is not reserved under the NPW Act?2. Does the site of any above ground facility cover the minimum area possible?3. Is the facility to be designed and constructed to minimise risk ofdamage to the facility from bushfires?4. Has the site and construction ofthe facility been selected to, as faras practicable, minimise visual impacts?5. Is it feasible to use an existing means of access to the site?6. Is the facility essential for the provision of telecommunications services for land reserved under the NPW Act or for surrounding areas to be served by the facility? Page 27 of 32
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7. Will the facility be removed and the site restored as soon as possible after the facility becomes redundant (eg. due to changes in technology)?8. Has the site been selected aftertaking into account the objectives set out in any plan of managementrelating to the land?9. If feasible, will the facility be co-located with an existing structure or located at a site that is already disturbed by an existing lease, licence, easement or right of wayIf co-location is proposed, please indicate if:The proponent will be the owner of the facilityThe proponent will be a co-user of the facility9.3Activities within the Sydney Drinking Water CatchmentActivities within the catchment are subject to the provisions of the Drinking Water Catchments REP No.11. Does the activity incorporate any current recommended practices and performance standards endorsed or published by the Sydney Catchment Authority that relate to the protection of water quality?2. If the activity does not do so, how will the activity achieve outcomes not less than these?3. Will the activity have a neutral or beneficial effect on water quality?
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