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Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) - South Hercules Mine


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

MMG has proposed to construct and operate an open cut mine and associated infrastructure near Mount Hamilton in Western Tasmania. The initial proposal includes a small open cut mine, road upgrades and effluent treatment plant with ore processed at MMG's existing Roseberry Mine. Possible future stages include an expanded open cut mine, waste rock dumps and underground mining.

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


Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

MMG - South Hercules Mine - DPEMP Pages 1-20

MMG - South Hercules Mine - DPEMP Pages 21-41

MMG - South Hercules Mine - DPEMP Pages 42-110

List of Appendices

  • Appendix A - Project Specific Guidelines
  • Appendix B - Planning Assessment Report
  • Appendix C - Geomorphic & Geoheritage Assessment
  • Appendix D - Hydrogeological Assessment
  • Appendix E - Flora Survey & Fauna Habitat Assessment
  • Appendix F - Traffic Impact Assessment
  • Appendix G - Risk Assessment Tool
  • Appendix H - Environmental Risk Assessment

MMG - South Hercules Mine - DPEMP Appendices A-D

MMG - South Hercules Mine - DPEMP Appendix E

MMG - South Hercules Mine - DPEMP Appendices F-H

MMG - South Hercules Mine - Heritage Assessment


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 West Coast Council can also be viewed below.

MMG - South Hercules Mine - EAR

MMG - South Hercules Mine - Permit Conditions

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