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EA/00004/20 – Proposed breakwaters, rubble groynes, and beach replenishment at Triq il-Port, Marsalforn, Gozo


From: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
Environment & Resources Authority)
​Published: ​16 March 2021
Running till: ​17 April 2021
​Last Updated: ​19 April 2021

1.        Background​


This proposal seeks to construct:

  • The Santa Marija breakwater that will extend out from the coast from an existing concreted area and the footprint on the seabed will cover c. 10, 400 m2,
  • The Menqa breakwater which will attach to the existing jetty located on the eastern side of the bay, and
  • Two rubble mound groynes that will be located on either side of the Marsalforn valley mouth. Once both groynes are in place, the beach replenishment will take place on the lateral site of each groyne.

The proposal requires an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as per Schedule I, Category II, Sections,, 62.2.3 and of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (S.L. 549.46).  

2.        Consultation Questions
The Environment and Resources Authority is formulating terms of reference for the preparation of an EIA Report on the development mentioned above. The general public is invited to submit written comments on matters it wishes to see included in the terms of reference.

3.        Documents - may be retrieved from:
4.        Submission of input
Submissions were sent in through the following channels:
By post:     EIA Team
                Environment & Resources Authority
                Hexagon House,
                Spencer Hill,
                Marsa, MRS 1441

Submissions were received by 17 April 2021.                               
We thank you for your input.

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·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.​

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