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IMP Environmental Longford Anaerobic Digester


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

IMP Environmental proposed to construct and operate an anaerobic digester and fertiliser batching facility at the wastewater treatment plant, 2080 Bishopsbourne Road, in Longford, Tasmania. The facility will process organic material, which is otherwise disposed of as waste, to produce high quality biological soil conditioner and renewable energy.

The proponent lodged a Development Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to the Northern Midlands 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 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 (including the DPEMP) were made available for public comment. The public comment period is now closed.


Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

IMP Environmental Longford Anaerobic Digester - DPEMP


Environmental Assessment Report and EPA decision

The environmental assessment report was prepared 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 North Midlands Council are contained in Appendix 2 of the environmental assessment report.

IMP Environmental - Longford - EAR

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