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ARTEC Australia Pty Ltd, Sawmill Expansion, Western Junction


EPA Assessment Complete.


The Proposal
Public Exhibition of Documentation
Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan
Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision
For Further Information


The Proposal

ARTEC Australia Pty Ltd had proposed the installation of a gas-fired boiler, drying kiln and reconditioning chamber at ARTEC Australia Pty Ltd's Western Junction Sawmill, and an increase in production from 15,000 cubic metres to 20,000 cubic metres of milled product per year.

The proponent had lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to Northern Midlands 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 DPEMP) were made available for public inspection. The public comment period is now closed.


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 impacts of the proposal.

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.

  ARTEC Australia Pty Ltd, Sawmill Expansion, Western Junction DPEMP   (15Mb)


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.

  ARTEC Australia Pty Ltd, Sawmill Expansion, Western Junction - EAR   (449Kb)​


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