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Huon Aquaculture Group Pty Ltd, Fish Oil and Protein Extraction Plant, Parramatta Creek, Sassafras


EPA Assessment Complete


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


The Proposal

Huon Aquaculture had proposed to establish an oil and protein extraction plant to convert existing process by-product and waste streams into oil and stock feed components (fishmeal and protein concentrate) at its Paramatta Creek facility at Sassafras.

The proponent had lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to the Latrobe 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).

The proposal also relies on Performance Criteria under the Traffic Generating Use and Parking Code for the waiver of car parking provision.


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.

Huon Aquaculture Group Pty Ltd - 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.

Huon Aquaculture Group Pty Ltd - EAR


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