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Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd - Gas Fired Boilers Spreyton


EPA Decision Complete


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


The Proposal

Fonterra Pty Ltd has proposed to replace two 10 megawatt coal fired boilers with two 10 megawatt gas fired boilers capable of burning a maximum of 1.68 tonnes per hour of natural gas at their milk processing facility in Spreyton.

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Devonport City 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) are available for public inspection. The public comment period is now closed.


Environmental Effects Report

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

Fonterra Gas Fired Boiler Spreyton EER


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 Devonport City Council are contained in the environmental assessment report.

Fonterra Gas Fired Boiler Spreyton EAR


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