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Huon Aquaculture Company Pty Ltd - Fish Processing Facility - Sassafras


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

Huon Aquaculture Company Pty Ltd has proposed to construction and operate a Level 2 fish wet processing and value adding processing facility capable of producing 14,000 tonnes of processed fish per year at 7218 Bass Highway, Sassafras.

The project involves the redevelopment of an existing food processing shed, extension of the building to incorporate value adding facilities, including hot and cold smokehouses, and the redevelopment of an existing wastewater treatment plant at the site to treat the facility's wastewater to a quality sufficient for the establishment of a full effluent reuse scheme on the property.

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).

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to the Latrobe Council.

The DPEMP was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of a DPEMP which were provided by the Board.


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 were made available for public comment. The public comment period has now closed.


Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

Huon Aquaculture - Sassafrass - DPEMP and Appendices A-E

Huon Aquaculture - Sassafrass - DPEMP Appendix F

Huon Aquaculture - Sassafrass - DPEMP Appendices G-M

List of Appendices

  • Appendix A: DPEMP Guidelines
  • Appendix B: Floor Plan
  • Appendix C: Site Plan
  • Appendix D: Services Plan
  • Appendix E: Air Emissions Report
  • Appendix F: Traffic Impact Assessment
  • Appendix G: Bore Hole Logs
  • Appendix H: Soil Analysis Results
  • Appendix I: Groundwater Monitoring Sheets
  • Appendix J: Field Groundwater Measurements
  • Appendix K: Groundwater Analysis Results
  • Appendix L: Plumbing Certificate
  • Appendix M: Material Data Safety Sheets

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 Latrobe Council are contained in Appendix 2 of the environmental assessment report.

Huon Aquaculture - Sassafrass - EAR

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