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Stornoway Quarries Pty Ltd, Silver Plains Quarry, near Lake Sorell


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

Stornoway Quarries Pty Ltd proposes to expand the production limit on an existing quarry at "Silver Plains", near Lake Sorell, to 60,000 cubic metres of rock per year and to conduct crushing and screening on site.

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) with Central Highlands 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 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 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 and planning 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.

Stornoway Silver Plains Quarry EER

Stornoway Silver Plains Quarry EER Supplement

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 Central Highlands Council are contained in the environmental assessment report

Stornoway, Silver Plains Quarry EAR


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