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Circular Head Dolomite Quarry Expansion, Smithton


EPA Assessment Complete


The Proposal
Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations
Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan
Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision
For Further Information


The Proposal

Circular Head Dolomite and Trading Co. Pty Ltd has proposed to expand its quarrying and materials handling activity for the production of a maximum of 100,000m3 per year of dolomite rock product at its quarry located off Havelock St, Smithton.

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to Circular Head Council.

The application was referred to the Board of the Environment Protection Authority (the Board) for assessment under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA).


Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations

Public Exhibition of Documentation

A copy of the permit application, and of all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the DPEMP) were made available for public inspection.  The public comment period is now closed.

Following the public comment period the proponent was required by the Board to prepare a DPEMP Supplement to address issues raised in public and government agency consultation.


Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

The purpose of the DPEMP is to provide a source of information upon which interested individuals, groups, government agencies and the Board may consider the environmental and planning impacts of the proposal.

The DPEMP was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of an DPEMP which were provided by the Board.

Circular Head Dolomite Smithton, Quarry Expansion, DPEMP and Appendices 1-5

Contents include the following:

Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan - main report

Appendix 1 - Risk Assessment

Appendix 2 - Weed Management Plan

Appendix 3 - Phytophthora Management Plan

Appendix 4 - Fire Management Plan

Appendix 5 - DPEMP Guidelines

CHD Smithton, Quarry Expansion, DPEMP Appendices 6-15

Contents include the following:

Appendix 6 - Stormwater Retention Assessment

Appendix 7 - Traffic Impact Assessment

Appendix 8 - Noise and Vibration Survey

Appendix 9 - Flora and Fauna Survey

Appendix 10 - Eagle Nest Survey and Management Plan

Appendix 11 - Security Sensitive Dangerous Substance Licence

Appendix 12 - Blasting Administration

Appendix 14 - Email re Consultations with Aerodrome Operator

Appendix 15 - Mining Plan

Circular Head Dolomite, Smithton Quarry Expansion, DPEMP Supplement


Environmental Assessment Report and EPA decision

The environmental assessment report has now been completed and can be viewed below. This report contains an environmental assessment and recommendations to the Board in relation to the proposal. The permit conditions required by the Board to be included in the land use permit, if a permit is granted, by Circular Head Council are contained in the environmental assessment report.

Circular Head Dolomite Smithton, Quarry Expansion, EAR


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