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Ashgrove Cheese Pty Ltd - Expansion


EPA assessment complete


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


The Proposal

Ashgrove Cheese Pty Ltd proposed the expansion of their existing level 2 milk processing works at the Ashgrove Cheese plant, Bennetts Road, Elizabeth Town, from a processing capacity of 20,000 litres to 40,000 litres of milk per 8 hour working day to produce soft cheeses and additional bottled milk.

The proponent lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to the Meander Valley 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 EER was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of a EER which were provided by the Board.


Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations

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


Environmental Effects Report

  Ashgrove Cheese - EER   (314Kb)

  Ashgrove Cheese EER - Appendix 1   (8Mb)

  Ashgrove Cheese EER - Appendices 2 to 8   (6Mb)


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 Meander Valley Council are contained in Appendix 1 of the environmental assessment report.

  Ashgrove Cheese - Expansion - EAR   (4Mb)

  Ashgrove Cheese - EAR Appendix 1   (5Mb)

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