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Gilmour Space Technologies Pty Ltd produced a Public Environment Report under section 98(1)(c) of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act of 1999 (EPBC Act) regarding the project to operate the Bowen Orbital Spaceport for space vehicle launches from the north-eastern corner of the Abbot Point State Development Area near Bowen, Queensland. (EPBC Act Referral 2021/9071).  

The Public Environment Report examined potential impacts on Matters of National Environmental Significance protected under Part 3 of the Act including: Wetlands of international importance (sections 16 and 17B), Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 & 18A), Listed migratory species (sections 20 and 20A), and Commonwealth marine area (sections 23 and 24A).


Gilmour space welcomed public comments on the report and provides a summary of those comments along with a revised version of the Public Environment Report under section 99(4) of the EPBC Act, which can be viewed online at or in hardcopy from the State Library of Queensland at the Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank Brisbane, or the Bowen Library at 67 Herbert Street Bowen QLD. Persons with special needs (e.g. for whom English is a second language or who has a vision impairment) may contact our Launch Operations team at or (07) 5549 2370 for assistance in accessing the material.