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Stornoway Quarrying - Queenstown Quarry


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 Quarrying have proposed to develop and operate a quarry located near the intersection of Lyell and Murchison Highways, Queenstown. It is proposed that up to 5 000 cubic metres of rock would be screened, and up to a total of 20 000 cubic metres of material would be extracted per annum.

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 Environmental Effects Report (EER) to the West Coast Council.

The EER was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of a EER 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 EER) were advertised for public comment. The public comment period is now closed.


Environmental Effects Report

Stornoway Quarrying - Queenstown Quarry - EER

Stornoway Quarrying - Queenstown Quarry - EER Flora and Fauna Report

Stornoway Quarrying - Queenstown Quarry - EER Site Plan


Environmental Assessment Report and EPA decision

The environmental assessment report has now been completed and can be viewed below. This report contains 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 the West Coast Council are contained in Appendix 2 of the environmental assessment report.

Stornoway Quarrying - Queenstown Quarry - EAR

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