• EPA Tasmania
  • Assesment
  • Regulation & Assessment
  • Sustainability
  • Policy & Legislation

NSFP Smartfibre Pty Ltd ( Smartfibre ) , Woodchip Mill, Bell Bay


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

NSFP Smartfibre Pty Ltd  had proposed to increase production at their Bell Bay woodchip mill from 500,000 tonnes per annum to 800,000 tonnes per annum.  The proposal includes the addition of another chipper.

The proponent had lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to George Town 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 DPEMP) were made available for public inspection. The public comment period is now closed.


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 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.

NSFP Smartfibre Pty Ltd , Woodchip Mill, Bell Bay - DPEMP


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.

NSFP Smartfibre Pty Ltd, Woodchip Mill, Bell Bay - EAR


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