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Swift Australia Pty Ltd - Wastewater Treatment Plant - Loorana Abattoir - King Island


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

Swift Australia Pty Ltd proposed to construct and operate a wastewater treatment plant at their existing abattoir. The proposal is located at 68 Morrison Avenue, Loorana and is designed to treat up to 260 Kilolitres per day of effluent.

The proponent lodged a Development Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to the King Island 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).

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 made available for public inspection. The public comment period is now closed.

Following the public consultation the proponent was required by the Board to prepare a DPEMP supplement to address issues raised in the submissions.


Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

Swift Australia - DPEMP - WWTP Loorana

Swift Australia - King Island Abattoir - WWTP - 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 King Island Council are contained in Appendix 2 of the environmental assessment report.

Swift Australia - KI Abattoir - WWTP - EAR

Assessments Section
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Email:EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au