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Barlou Pty Ltd, Barlou Quarry Upgrade, Koonya


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

Barlou Pty Ltd intended to add an aggregate product line to the existing quarry operation and extract up to 15,000m3 per annum of dolerite located in the floor of the main pit at Barlou Quarry, Newmans Creek Road, Koonya.  This source rock would be extracted by drill and blast and processed with a mobile crusher to produce clean aggregates and quality gravels including 'sub-base 2' materials and potentially base course.

The proponent had lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Tasman 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. Public comment is 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.‚Äč

  Barlou Pty Ltd, Quarry Upgrade - EER   (6Mb)

  Barlou Pty Ltd, Appendix 1 -Risks to nesting eagles from increased production at the Barlou Quarry   (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.

  Barlou Pty Ltd, Barlou Quarry Upgrade, Koonya - EAR   (6Mb)


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