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Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project, Hampshire, Northern Tasmania


EPA Assessment Complete.


The project involves the development of a magnetite (iron ore) mine with a maximum production capacity of 1 million tonnes of concentrate per annum, in northern Tasmania (approximately 7 km southeast of Hampshire).

The above proposal has been referred to the Board of the Environment Protection Authority (the Board) for assessment under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPC Act).  A Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) has been lodged in support of the above proposal.

The proponent has referred the proposal to the Australian Government for consideration under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.  The Australian Government has determined that the proposal is a controlled action (EPBC reference number 2012/6552) on the grounds that it is likely to have a significant impact on the following matters of national significance:

  • Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 & 18A); and
  • Listed migratory species (sections 20 & 20A).

Discretionary Matters under the Burnie Interim Planning Scheme 2013:

Grant of permit reliant on assessment against performance criteria –

  • Clause 26.4.1 – Suitability of a site or lot on a plan of subdivision for use and development (P3);
  • Clause 26.4.2 – Location and configuration of development (P2);
  • Clause E3.6.1 – Protection of a threatened native vegetation community or native vegetation providing habitat for a threatened species (P1) and
  • Clause E10.6.1 - Development in proximity to a water body, watercourse or wetland (P1)

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 consultation period has now closed.


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.

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - DPEMP

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Appendix A Design Summary Report.pdf

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Appendix B - Project Specific Guidelines.pdf

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Appendix C - Planning Assessment.pdf

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Appendix D - AMD and Hyrdrogeology Report.pdf

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Appendix E - Aquatic Impact Assessment.pdf

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Appendix F - Flora and Fauna Survey.pdf

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Appendix G - Eagle Nest Survey Report.pdf

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Appendix H - Weed and Hygiene Management Plan.pdf

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Appendix I - Rogetta Mine Site - Historic.pdf

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Appendix J - Rogetta Aboriginal Heritage Report.pdf

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Appendix K - Traffic Impact Assessment.pdf

Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Appendix L - Bushfire Protection Assessment.pdf


Supplement

Submitted in response to the Boards call for further information following the public comment period.

  Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - Supplement   (16Mb)


Environmental Assessment Report and EPA decision

The environmental assessment report has now been completed and can be viewed below. The report contains the permit conditions required by the Board to be included in the land use permit, if a permit is granted, by Council. The Commonwealth Environment Minister will make a separate determination under the EPBC Act.

  Forward Mining Ltd, Rogetta Project - EAR   (20Mb)


Assessments Section
GPO Box 1751
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email:Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au