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Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd - Hawkes Creek Silica Flour Pit


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

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd proposed to construct and operate a Level 2 silica flour extraction pit at Hawkes Creek on mining lease 27M/2009, north of the Arthur River and approximately 35 kilometres south west of Smithton. The operation is expected to produce a maximum of 50,000 cubic metres 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 Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to the Circular Head 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.


Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals - Hawkes Creek - Silica Flour Extraction Pit - DPEMP

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals - Hawkes Creek - Silica Flour Extraction Pit - DPEMP Appendices


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 Circular Head Council are contained in Appendix 2 of the environmental assessment report.

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals - Hawkes Creek Silica Flour Pit - EAR 

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals - Hawkes Creek Silica Flour Pit - Appendix 2 - Permit Conditions

Assessments Section
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