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Marine and Safety Tasmania, Resumption of Extraction, Akaroa Quarry, St Helens Point Road, St Helens, Stieglitz


EPA Assessment Complete


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


The Proposal

Marine and Safety Tasmania had proposed the extraction by blasting and mechanical removal of up to 10,500 cubic metres of rock from a disused quarry within St Helens Point Conservation Area for construction of an extenstion to the St Helens training wall.

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) 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

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.

Marine and Safety Tasmania, Akaroa Quarry - Environmental Effects Report

Marine and Safety Tasmania, Akaroa Quarry - Blast Vibration and Overpressure Modelling

Marine and Safety Tasmania, Akaroa Quarry - Flora Fauna Assessment


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.

Marine and Safety Tasmania, Akaroa Quarry - EAR


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