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Penalty Notice issued to ATB Morton Pty Ltd (MP07_0094) Port Stephens LGA

On 14 April 2022, the department issued a $15,000 Penalty Notice to ATB Morton Pty Ltd for failing to implement the Landscape Management Plan (LMP) at the Salt Ash Sand Quarry. ATB Morton had failed to record nest box inspections and maintenance in the Annual Reviews and failed to undertake rehabilitation monitoring by a qualified ecologist. Preclearance surveys were also outside the two-week timeframe as noted in the LMP. ATB Morton are now working with the department to review and revise the LMP and implement the required procedures.