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Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, Dalness Dam Quarry, White Hills


EPA Assessment Complete


The Proposal
Public Exhibition of Documentation
Environmental Effects Report
Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision
For Further Information


The Proposal

Tasmanian Irrigation are proposing to extract up to 300,000 cubic metres of clay and other material from a temporary pit. The purpose of the pit is to supply construction material to the proposed Dalness Dam, which forms part of the North Esk Irrigation Scheme.

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Launceston 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).


Public Exhibition of Documentation

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EER) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation period has now closed. 


Environmental Effects Report

The purpose of the EER is to provide a source of information upon which interested individuals, groups, government agencies and the Board may consider the environmental impacts of the proposal.

The EER was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of an EER which were provided by the Board.

Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, Dalness Dam Quarry, White Hills - EER


Environmental Assessment Report and EPA decision

The environmental assessment report has now been completed and can be viewed below. The report contains the permit conditions required by the Board to be included in the land use permit, if a permit is granted, by Council.

Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, Dalness Dam Quarry, White Hills - EAR


Assessments Section
GPO Box 1751
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email:EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au