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D N Hughes - Western Junction Quarry Extension, Western Junction


Public Comment Invited Until Saturday 8th June 2019.


The Proposal
Public Exhibition of Documentation
Public Representations
Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan
For Further Information


The Proposal

D.N. Hughes has proposed to intensify the use of an existing level 2 hard rock quarry at Richard St, Western Junction. The proposal is to extend the quarry to the south-west and increase production to 312,500 cubic metres of material per year.

The proponent has 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) are available for public inspection and may be examined during normal business hours at:

The Northern Midlands Council Offices,
13 Smith Street
LONGFORD   TAS   7301

The DPEMP may also be examined at:

Service Tasmania,
Ground Floor
134 Macquarie Street
HOBART   TAS   7000

Copies of the DPEMP may be obtained from John Miedecke (Ph: 0418 130 672).


Public Representations

In accordance with s.57(5) of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (LUPAA), any person may make a representation relating to the permit application (including the DPEMP) from Saturday 11th May 2019 to Saturday 8th June 2019 in writing to:

The General Manager
Northern Midlands Council
PO Box 156
LONGFORD   TAS   7301

Or by emailing the General Manager at: council@nmc.tas.gov.au

Please note that your correspondence may be publicly disclosed unless there is legitimate commercial, national security or environmental reason for confidentiality. If you would like your correspondence to remain confidential, please make a statement to that effect and indicate the basis for the request.


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.

  D N Hughes - Western Junction Quarry Extension, Western Junction - DPEMP   (8Mb)

  D N Hughes - Western Junction Quarry Extension, Western Junction - Appendices   (6Mb)


Assessments Section
GPO Box 1751
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: EPAenquiries@epa.tas.gov.au