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Hardrock Coal Mining Pty Ltd Coal Mine Valley Road Fingal Valley


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

Hardrock Coal Mining Pty Ltd has proposed to develop and operate a new underground coal mine and associated infrastructure off Valley Road in the Fingal Valley. The forecast extraction rate will be up to one million tonnes per annum (1M tpa).

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to Break O'Day 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

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.

Hardrock Coal Mining - DPEMP and Appendices 1 to 6

DPEMP Report

Appendix 1 - Traffic Impact Assessment

Appendix 2 - Flora Survey and Habitat Assessment

Appendix 3 - Heritage Report

Appendix 4 - Economic Impact Assessment

Appendix 5 - Hydrogeological Survey

Appendix 6 - Special Values Assessment

Hardrock Coal Mining - DPEMP Appendices 7 to 10

Appendix 7 - Maps and Drawings

Appendix 8 - Development application Supporting Report

Appendix 9 - Initial Mine Plan

Appendix 10 - Desktop review of Land Stability

Hardrock Coal Mining Supplement and Appendix 1

Supplement Report

Supplement Appendix 1 - Botanical Follow-up survey

Hardrock Coal Mining Supplement Appendix 2 Part 1

Hardrock Coal Mining Supplement Appendix 2 Part 2

Supplement Appendix 2 - Geotechnical Assessment

Hardrock Coal Mining Supplement Appendices 2b to 8

Supplement Appendix 2b - Geotech follow up letter

Supplement Appendix 3 - Wetland and Waterways Code Response

Supplement Appendix 4 - DPIPWE Resource Management and Conservation input

Supplement Appendix 5 - Natural Values Report

Supplement Appendix 6 - Acid and Metalliferous Drainage Assessment

Supplement Appendix 7 - Stage 2 Hydrogeological Review

Supplement Appendix 8 - Maps and Drawings

Hardrock Coal Mining Supplement Appendices 9 to 14

Supplement Appendix 9 - Forestry Tasmania Letter

Supplement Appendix 10 - Peer Review of Geotechnical Assessment

Supplement Appendix 11 - Water Management Plan

Supplement Appendix 12 - Waste Rock Management Plan

Supplement Appendix 13 - AMD Contingency Management Plan

Supplement Appendix 14 - Aboriginal Heritage Survey


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 Break O'Day Council are contained in the environmental assessment report.

Hardrock Coal Mining EAR


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