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Hydro Tasmania, Quarry, Lake Rowallan Borrow Areas


EPA Assessment Complete


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


The Proposal

Hydro Tasmania had proposed to construct and operate a hard rock quarry for the production of up to 10,000m3 per year of crushed and screened rock product and a clay pit for the production of up to 8,000m3 of material per year at Lake Rowallan dam.

The proponent 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) was 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 EER Supplement to address issues raised in public and government agency consultation


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.

Hydro Tas, Lake Rowallan - EER

Hydro Tas, Lake Rowallan - Appendices

Hydro Tas, Lake Rowallan - Supplement 


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.

Hydro Tas, Lake Rowllan - EAR


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