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Tasmania Mines Ltd - Tailings Storage Facility - Kara Mine Hampshire


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

Tasmania Mines Limited proposed to construct and operate a tailings storage facility (TSF) at the Kara mine, Hampshire. The TSF will store up to 400,000 tonnes of tailings per annum and will be constructed in 3 stages, with a total storage capacity of 3,515 Megalitres.

The proponent lodged a Development Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to Burnie City 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 advertised for public comment. The public comment period is now closed.


Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

Tasmania Mines Ltd - Kara Mine Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) - Waste Management - DPEMP and Appendices A and B

Tasmania Mines Ltd - Kara Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) - Waste Management - Appendices C to F

Tasmania Mines Ltd - Kara Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) - Waste Management - Appendices G to J

Tasmania Mines Ltd - Kara Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) - Waste Management - Appendices K and L


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 Burnie City Council are contained in Appendix 2 of the environmental assessment report.

Tasmania Mines Ltd - Kara Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) - Waste Management - EAR

Tasmania Mines Ltd - Kara Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) - Permit Conditions - Waste Management

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