Whaler's Bay - NCSSA comments on EPBC Act referral September 2021

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"The NCSSA notes that other commercial rocket launching facilities exist or are in development in Australia, including in Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory4 and at Abbott Point in Queensland5 . It is therefore highly likely that the launch capabilities that could be offered from Whalers Way are achievable from elsewhere, but without the associated environmental damage and ongoing risk.

It is difficult for anyone except those with a background in rocket science to assess to feasibility of potential launch sites, and to date this has only been done by the proponent, a party that stands to profit from this private development. An independent review of potential locations for this Launch Complex is therefore required that objectively assesses the feasibility of alternate, less environmentally sensitive sites."

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