Copy of the detailed GGF study done to determine Category 1 GGF Habitat during targeted Survey as per Figure 5a-Melbourn West Important Habitat areas Survey 2009-2011

Tom Pandza made this Freedom of Information request to Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning did not have the information requested.

From: Tom Pandza

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Dear Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Victoria,
I would like a copy of the Survey done to determine the Category 1 GGF Habitat as per Targeted Survey 2009-2011

The site I am asking for the information is as per Rockbank Area Wetland Survey Version 5.0 14/05/2013 Authors D. Cook, K. Just, and K. Jolly
Site 7 - Lignum Wetland north of Beatty’s Road, Rockbank (K3)
Several hundred Growling Grass Frogs (Litoria raniformis) were recorded breeding in this wetland after it was filled in 2010, and it was described as highly important for this species. The wetland was also considered important for Latham’s Snipe and potentially other shorebirds.

Example of what I am after is the detailed GGF study done below.
- Targeted survey during GGF active period (Nov – Feb) by experienced zoologists.
- Nocturnal surveys required.
- Night survey of spotlighting surveys, call identification, and active searching for adults and metamorphs.
- Call playback at survey locations spaced at least 500 metres apart and quiet listening for at least 10 minutes at these and other survey points.

(The property details of the GGF report is 1192 & 1232 Beattys Road Rockbank 3335)

Yours faithfully, Tom Pandza

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Stuart

Stuart Atkins | Manager FOI & Privacy | Legal Services Division
Corporate Services | Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Mailing address: PO Box 500, East Melbourne VIC 8002.
T: 03 9637 8331  | E: [email address]  

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From:        Tom Pandza <[FOI #2078 email]>
To:        "FOI requests at Department of Environment, Land, Water and
Planning - Victoria" <[Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning request email]>,
Date:        25/07/2016 12:49 PM
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Copy of the detailed GGF
study done to determine Category 1 GGF Habitat during targeted Survey as
per Figure 5a-Melbourn West Important Habitat areas Survey 2009-2011

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Dear Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Victoria,
I would like a copy of the Survey done to determine the Category 1 GGF
Habitat as per Targeted Survey 2009-2011

The site I am asking for the information is as per Rockbank Area Wetland
Survey Version 5.0 14/05/2013   Authors  D. Cook, K. Just, and K. Jolly
Site 7 - Lignum Wetland north of Beatty’s Road, Rockbank (K3)
Several hundred Growling Grass Frogs (Litoria raniformis) were recorded
breeding in this wetland after it was filled in 2010, and it was described
as highly important for this species. The wetland was also considered
important for Latham’s Snipe and potentially other shorebirds.

Example of what I am after is the detailed GGF study done below.
-      Targeted survey during GGF active period (Nov – Feb) by experienced
zoologists.
-      Nocturnal surveys required.
-      Night survey of spotlighting surveys, call identification, and
active searching for adults and metamorphs.
-      Call playback at survey locations spaced at least 500 metres apart
and quiet listening for at least 10 minutes at these and other survey
points.

(The property details of the GGF report is 1192 & 1232 Beattys Road
Rockbank 3335)

Yours faithfully, Tom Pandza

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Dear Mr Pandza,

I refer to your Freedom of Information request made to the Department of
Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Could you please provide me with your postal address at your earliest
convenience in the event that I am unable to email you any documents (due
to its large file size).

Regards,
Stuart

Stuart Atkins | Manager FOI & Privacy | Legal Services Division
Corporate Services | Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Mailing address: PO Box 500, East Melbourne VIC 8002.
T: 03 9637 8331  | E: [email address]  

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From: Tom Pandza

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Dear Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning,

Thank you for the documents sent to me but the document I received from your office is the Final report (Growling Grass frog Habitat Assessment & targeted Surveys across Melbourne’s Extended Urban growth & Precinct Structure Plan Area’s, Victoria November 2011

This is an overall report which any public person can access through the government website (which I have already sourced previously.)

This document shows on Figure 2a Melbourne West Growling Grass Frog Habitat Assessment & targeted Surveys (2009-2011) a green dot “frogs present” on my property 1192 Beattys Road Rockbank.

I am not after the copy of the broad report.

I am after the specific report the Scientist / Zoologist had to have done to gather the evidence to determine the presence of the GGF on my property 1192 Beattys Road Rockbank.

I am after, as per below or any other formal detailed report to gather the evidence on my site. (Not the broad report)

There should be a detailed GGF study done on my site in order for such decisions to be made. I’ve provided an example of the type of methods required as prescribed by DSE/Commonwealth (excerpt below):

- Targeted survey during GGF active period (Nov – Feb) by experienced zoologists.
- Nocturnal surveys required.
- Night survey of spotlighting surveys, call identification, and active searching for adults and metamorphs.
- Call playback at survey locations spaced at least 500 metres apart and quiet listening for at least 10 minutes at these and other survey points.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Pandza

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Dear Mr Pandza,

Thank you for your email below. I will make some further enquiries with
the relevant area of the department as to the existence of any detailed
reports.

I will advise you of the outcome of those enquiries as soon as I can.  

Regards,
Stuart

Stuart Atkins, Manager FOI & Privacy, Legal Services Division
Corporate Services | Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Level 19, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:  PO Box 500, East Melbourne  Vic  8002
T: 03 9637 8331  | E: [1][email address]

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From:        Tom Pandza <[FOI #2078 email]>
To:        "FOI requests at Victorian Department of Environment, Land,
Water and Planning" <[Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning request email]>,
Date:        26/09/2016 08:26 AM
Subject:        Re: Fw: Freedom of Information request - Copy of the
detailed GGF study done to determine Category 1 GGF Habitat during
targeted Survey as per Figure 5a-Melbourn West Important Habitat areas
Survey 2009-2011

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Dear Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning,

Thank you for the documents sent to me but the document I received from
your office is the Final report (Growling Grass frog Habitat Assessment &
targeted Surveys across Melbourne’s Extended Urban growth & Precinct
Structure Plan Area’s, Victoria November 2011

This is an overall report which any public person can access through the
government website (which I have already sourced previously.)

This document shows on Figure 2a Melbourne West Growling Grass Frog
Habitat Assessment & targeted Surveys (2009-2011) a green dot “frogs
present” on my property 1192 Beattys Road Rockbank.

I am not after the copy of the broad report.

I am after the specific report the Scientist / Zoologist had to have done
to gather the evidence to determine the presence of the GGF on my property
1192 Beattys Road Rockbank.

I am after, as per below or any other formal detailed report to gather the
evidence on my site. (Not the broad report)

There should be a detailed GGF study done on my site in order for such
decisions to be made. I’ve provided an example of the type of methods
required as prescribed by DSE/Commonwealth (excerpt below):

-      Targeted survey during GGF active period (Nov – Feb) by experienced
zoologists.
-      Nocturnal surveys required.
-      Night survey of spotlighting surveys, call identification, and
active searching for adults and metamorphs.
-      Call playback at survey locations spaced at least 500 metres apart
and quiet listening for at least 10 minutes at these and other survey
points.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Pandza

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Dear Mr Pandza,

I have made some further enquiries with the relevant area of the
department and they advised me that they do not hold any additional
documents about the surveys done for GGF in that area.

I understand that staff from the department's biodiversity division have
been in discussions with you about this matter. Should you wish to discuss
this matter further, you are welcome to contact Kathy Preece, Senior
Project Officer, Melbourne Strategic Assessment on (03) 9637 8438.

Regards,
Stuart

Stuart Atkins, Manager FOI & Privacy, Legal Services Division
Corporate Services | Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Level 19, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:  PO Box 500, East Melbourne  Vic  8002
T: 03 9637 8331  | E: [1][email address]

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