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Huon Aquaculture Company Pty Ltd, Composting Operation, Surveyors Bay

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

Huon Aquaculture Company Pty Ltd  had proposed to undertake a composting operation with a production capacity of up to 2,400 tonnes of composted material per annum at 1318 Esperance Coast Rd, Surveyors Bay. The material to be composted will consist of fish mortalities from the nearby salmon farming operation at Hideaway Bay, combined with wood waste, using aerobic windrow composting techniques.

The proponent had lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to Huon Valley 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 of all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the DPEMP) was 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.

  Huon Aquaculture Co Pty Ltd , Surveyors Bay - DPEMP   (2Mb)

  Huon Aquaculture Co Pty Ltd - Appendix 12   (15Mb)

  Huon Aquaculture Co Pty Ltd - DPEMP Supplement   (32Kb)

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.

  Huon Aquaculture Co Pty Ltd, Surveyors Bay - EAR   (8Mb)‚Äč

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