Thank you for your comment @sunflower. We are looking into the impact of increased shipping in the area. In the last five years the Port of Hastings has hosted an average of 142 vessels each year for a range of activities.
As part of the Environment Effects Statement (EES) under s.4.2 a key issue for assessment is the ‘potential for impacts resulting from increased shipping activity on cetaceans and other large marine animals, including acoustic impacts and potential collisions.’ As we progress through the EES process we will be able to provide you with more information on this. The reports will be made publicly available on our website and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's website.