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Venture Minerals, Rileys Hematite Mine, Pieman Road, Western Tasmania


EPA Assessment Complete


The Proposal
Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision
Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations
Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan
DPEMP Guidelines
Notice of Intent
For Further Information


The Proposal

Venture Minerals has proposed to construct and operate a panel mine, located off the Pieman Road approximately 18km west of Tullah, for the production of approximately 2 to 3 million tonnes of hematite direct shipping ore over a 2 year project life.

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to West Coast 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 proponent referred the proposal to the Australian Government for consideration under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The Australian Government determined the proposal to be a controlled action under the EPBC Act (EPBC 2012/6339).

The Board assessed the proposal in the manner specified in the Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Tasmania under section 45 of the EPBC Act.


Environmental Assessment Report and EPA decision

The Board's 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 West Coast Council.

Venture Minerals Riley Mine Pieman Road EAR

The Commonwealth Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities will make a separate determination under the EPBC Act.


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 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

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

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

Venture Minerals, Riley Mine, Pieman Road, DPEMP

Venture Minerals, Riley Mine, Pieman Road, DPEMP Appendix A

Venture Minerals, Riley Mine, Pieman Road, DPEMP Appendix B

Venture Minerals, Riley Mine, Pieman Road, DPEMP Appendices C to E

Venture Minerals, Riley Mine, Pieman Road, DPEMP Appendix F

Venture Minerals, Riley Mine, Pieman Road, DPEMP Appendix G

Venture Minerals, Riley Mine, Pieman Road, DPEMP Appendix H to M

The DPEMP Supplement provides the proponents response to public and government agency comment.

Venture Minerals, Riley Mine, Pieman Road, DPEMP Supplement

Venture Minerals, Riley Mine, Pieman Road, DPEMP Supplement, DRP

Venture Minerals, Riley Mine, Pieman Road, DPEMP Supplement, TIA


DPEMP Guidelines

Public comment was invited on the draft guidelines, the comment period has now closed. The final guidelines have been issued to the proponent.


DPEMP Cuidelines_Venture Minerals_Rileys Creek


Notice of Intent

 Venture Minerals, Rileys Creek Hematite Mine, Notice of Intent


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