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Bass Metals Ltd - Exploration Decline Development Stage 1 - Hellyer Mine Project

EPA assessment complete

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

The Proposal

Bass Metals Ltd (BSM) proposed to construct and operate a Level 2 exploration decline as Stage 1 of the Hellyer Mine Project off Cradle Link Road. The project will involve the extraction of approximately 30,000 cubic metres of rock from mining lease 103M/1987.

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 lodged a Development Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to the Waratah-Wynyard Council.

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.

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 DPEMP) were advertised for public comment. The public comment period has now closed.

Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

  Bass Metals - EDD Hellyer - DPEMP   (23Mb)

Environmental Effects Report

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 Waratah-Wynyard Council are contained in Appendix 3 of the environmental assessment report.

  Bass Metals - Hellyer Stage 1 EAR   (4Mb)

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