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Gadtech Materials Pty Ltd, Modification to existing use, Nichols Road Quarry, Nubeena


Public Comment Invited until Monday 13 July 2020

The Proposal
Public Exhibition of Documentation
Public Representations
Environmental Impact Statement 
For Further Information


The Proposal

Gadtech Materials Pty Ltd has proposed to modify an existing level 2 quarry that is currently permitted to extract and screen (via static screen only) up to 10,000 cubic metres per annum. Blasting may currently be permitted with the written approval of the Director, EPA and Director of Mines.  This proposal seeks approval to modify the hours of operation, introduce crushing, mechanised / vibratory screening and an approved blast management plan to allow blasting to occur without additional approval being required.


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). An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been lodged in support of the above proposal.


Public Exhibition of Documentation

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EIS) are available for public inspection and may be examined during normal business hours at:

Service Tasmania
Ground floor 
134 Macquarie Street
HOBART   TAS   7000

Copies of the EIS may be available from Dr Richard Barnes, Director, Van Diemen Consulting Pty Ltd on 0438 588 695.


Public Representations

In accordance with s.74(6) of the EMPC Act, any person may make a representation relating to the permit application (including the EIS) from Saturday 13th June 2020 to Monday 13th July 2020 in writing to:

General Manager
Tasman Council
1713 Main Road
NUBEENA TAS 7184

Or by emailing the General Manager at: tasman@tasman.tas.gov.au​ 


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


Environmental Impact Statement

The purpose of the EIS 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 EIS was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of an EIS which were provided by the Board.

  Gadtech Materials Pty Ltd, Modification to existing use, Nichols Road Quarry, Nubeena - EIS   (17Mb)​



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GPO Box 1550
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au

The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.