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Australian Bauxite Limited, Bald Hill Bauxite Project, Campbell Town


EPA Assessment Complete


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


The Proposal

Australian Bauxite Limited had proposed to extract approximately 1.5 to 2 million tonnes of bauxite over a five year period from an area approximately five kilometres north-west of Campbell Town.  The resource will be mined from shallow pits, with maximum production up to 550,000 tonnes per annum.

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.

  Australian Bauxite Limited, Bald Hill - DPEMP   (10Mb)

  Australian Bauxite Limited, Bald Hill - DPEMP Appendices A-E   (6Mb)

  Australian Bauxite Limited, Bald Hill - DPEMP Appendix F   (3Mb)

  Australian Bauxite Limited, Bald Hill - DPEMP Appendices G-K   (7Mb)


DPEMP Supplement

  Australian Bauxite Ltd, Bald Hill - DPEMP Supplement   (565Kb)

  Australian Bauxite Ltd, Bald Hill - Attachment 1 - Commitments Table (2)   (303Kb)

  Australian Bauxite Ltd, Bald Hill - Attachment 2 - Drainage plan showing dam size   (1Mb)


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.

  Australian Bauxite Ltd, Bald Hill - EAR   (6Mb)


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Hobart TAS 7001
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