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GR and AM Whiteley, Expanded Shale Pit Operations on Mining Lease 1107 P M, Reiffers Road, Meander


EPA Assessment Complete.


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


The Proposal

GR & AM Whiteley proposed to expand extraction operations at an exisiting open shale pit, producing up to 25,000 tonnes (15,000 cubic metres) of shale per annum. Intermittent blasting and crushing operations are included in the proposal.

The proponent had lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Meander Valley 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

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EER) were made 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 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.

GR and AM Whiteley - EER


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.

GR and AM Whiteley - EAR


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