1044. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum:
I have two questions. The first is on behalf of Hon Robin Chapple, who is out of the chamber on urgent parliamentary business. I believe his question has been redirected to the Minister for Mines and Petroleum.
I refer to the proposed Buccaneer Marine Park and the existence of floating fuel outlets in Dogleg Creek on the south side of Yampi Sound.
(1) Are the fuel dispensary facilities licensed; and, if so, by whom?
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) Will these licensed or unlicensed facilities be allowed to remain once the marine park is declared?
(4) If these facilities are unlicensed, what action will the government take to ensure that they are either licensed or removed?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Mines and Petroleum.
(1) The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has no record of licensed fuel facilities in the Buccaneer Archipelago.
(2) Licensing is only required if the storage for fuel, petrol, exceeds 10 000 litres or the combustible liquid, diesel, exceeds 100 000 litres.
(3) The Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 does not preclude the storage of dangerous goods once a marine park is declared.
(4) Licensing requirements cannot be enforced if the storage and handling quantity does not exceed the licensable quantity.