City of Port Lincoln

Special Council Meeting - Monday 13 August 2018

City of Port Lincoln held a Special Council Meeting on Monday 13 August 2018 at 7.30pm at the Nautilus Arts Centre, 66 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln for the purpose of hearing and considering formal deputations from relevant organisations that have an associated interest with oil and gas exploration and drilling activities in the Great Australian Bight.  

Council heard deputations from the following:

  • Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association
  • Department for Environment and Water
  • Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Association Ltd
  • Department for Energy and Mining
  • Port Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
  • Department of Transport

Following the deputations the community had an opportunity to express their views during the Community Forum part of the meeting by registering their interest with Council by 5pm on Friday 3 August 2018.

Each person who formally registered with Council was given a maximum of five minutes to present their statements.     

What happens if I am unable to make the Special Council Meeting

Members of the community who were unable to attend or who did not wish to speak at the meeting, could submit their comments in writing to Council by 12 noon on Wednesday 15 August 2018.

All written submissions received will be presented and considered by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Monday 20 August 2018.

Special Council Meeting - 13 August 2018


Click here to view the Ordinary Council Agendas and Minutes 


Click here to view the Special Council Meeting Presentation Slides

Ordinary Council Meetings

New and tabled correspondence and presentations from Ordinary Council meetings

6 August 2018 - Ordinary Council Agenda deputation presentations:

16 July 2018 - Ordinary Council Agenda Attachments - Extract

2 July 2018 - Ordinary Council Agenda Attachments - Extract

Next Steps

Council will consider all the information presented at the Special Council Meeting from the deputations and the community forum, and any additional written submissions received, before making a final decision on Council's position at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Monday 20 August 2018 at the City of Port Lincoln Council Chambers, Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln from 7.30pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and sit in the gallery.  

The Agenda will be available Thursday 16 August 2018 - Click here to view the Ordinary Council Agendas and Minutes

Further Information Session

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science will be holding an information session in Port Lincoln for the community to attend to find out the governments' roles in regulating offshore oil and gas activities off the SA coast, including in the Great Australia Bight. 

The session is free and there is no need to pre-register.  For more information contact

Date:      Monday 20 August 2018

Time:      4.30pm to 7.00pm

Venue:    PIRSA Lecture Theatre, 1 Hindmarsh Street, Port Lincoln

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