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MMG Australia Limited, 2 5 Dam Tailings Storage Facility, Rosebery


EPA decision made.


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


The Proposal

MMG Australia Limited had proposed a waste depot (tailings storage facility) with a design capacity of 950,000 tonnes per year, located off Murchison Highway, Rosebery. A Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) had been lodged in support of the application to West Coast 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 of all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the DPEMP) were made available for public inspection.


Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

The purpose of the DPEMP is to provide a source of information upon which interested individuals, groups, government agencies and the Board may consider the environmental and planning impacts of the proposal.

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.

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix A - Design Report - Part 1

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix A - Design Report - Part 2.1

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix A - Design Report - Part 2.2

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix A - Design Report - Part 2.3

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix A - Design Report - Part 2.4

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix A - Design Report - Part 3

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix B - Construction Schedule

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix C - Geochemical Assess - Borrow Materials

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix D - RGS Env - Geochemical Assess

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix E - Geochemical Assess of Tailings

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix F - Social Impact Assessment

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix G - DSG Letter - Statment of Compliance

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix H - Habitable Structure Letter

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP- App I - Landslip Hazard RA

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - App J - Traffic Impact Assessment

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix K - Parking Plan

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix L - Water Quality Plan

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix M - Flora and Fauna Reports

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix N - Aboriginal Heritage

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix O - Historic Heritage

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix P - Air Quality Report

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix Q - Summarised Prelim HAZOP

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix R - Noise and Vibration Report

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix S - Addendum to Noise and Vibration Rpt

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix T - Visual Impact 

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix U - Prel Project Risk Assessment - REV01 

MMG Australia Limited - DPEMP - Appendix V - Concept Closure Plan


Supplementary Information

MMG Australia Limited - Supplementary Information


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. The Commonwealth Environment Minister will make a separate determination under the EPBC Act.

MMG Australia Limited - EAR


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