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Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd - Cheese Factory Cogeneration Plant - Wynyard


EPA assessment complete


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


The Proposal

Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd is proposing to install and operate a 2000kW gas fired power and hot water cogeneration plant of maximum fuel burning capacity of 364.97 kg/hour at their cheese production facility, 86-92 Inglis Street, Wynyard. The plant will provide power and hot water to the facility and will reduce the use of the existing gas fired boilers at the site.

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).

Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Development Application Report (the Report) to the Waratah-Wynyard Council.

The purpose of the Report 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 Report was prepared by the proponents to satisfy the information requirements the Board had in relation to the project.


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 Report) were advertised for public comment. The public comment period is now closed.


Development Application Report

Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd - Cheese Processing Cogeneration Plant - Wynyard - Development Application Report

Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd - Cheese Processing Cogeneration Plant - Wynyard - Appendix A - Certificate of Title

Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd - Cheese Processing Cogeneration Plant - Wynyard - Appendix B - Plans

Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd - Cheese Processing Cogeneration Plant - Wynyard - Appendix C - Letter from DIER

Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd - Cheese Processing Cogeneration Plant - Wynyard - Appendix D - EPN 7394

Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd - Cheese Processing Cogeneration Plant - Wynyard - Appendix E - Air Quality Impact Study

Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd - Cheese Processing Cogeneration Plant - Wynyard - Appendix F - Acoustic Impact Assessment


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 Waratah-Wynyard Council are contained in Appendix 1 of the environmental assessment report.

Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd - Cheese Processing Cogeneration Plant - Wynyard - EAR

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