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Stornoway Raeburn Quarry Expansion August 2010


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

Stornoway Quarrying proposed to increase production at their existing Raeburn quarry, off Hobart Road Breadalbane, to 210,000 cubic metres of product per annum. The operation would include the use of blasting. It was also proposed to recycle building materials and soils.

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 Northern Midlands 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 advertised for public comment. The public comment period is now closed.

Following the public comment period the proponent was required by the Board to prepare a DPEMP Supplement to address issues raised in public and Government Agency consultation.


Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

Stornoway Raeburn DPEMP

Stornoway - Appendix A - DPEMP Guidelines

Stornoway - Appendix B - Quarry Code of Practice

Stornoway - Appendix C - Traffic Assessment

Stornoway - Appendix D - Stornoway Policies

Stornoway - Appendix E - Rehab Guidelines

Stornoway - Appendix F - PC and Weeds

Stornoway - Appendix G - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Survey

Stornoway - Appendix H - Terrock Blasting Report

Stornoway - Appendix I - Vipac Noise Assessment

Stornoway - Appendix J - Washdown Guidelines

Stornoway - Appendix K - DPEMP Supplement Jan 2010

Stornoway - Appendix L - EPA Assessment Report

Stornoway - Supplement - 4 August 2010


Environmental Assessment Report and EPA decision

The environmental assessment report (EAR) 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 Northern Midlands Council are contained in Appendix 3 of the environmental assessment report.

Stornoway Raeburn EAR - August 2010

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