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Lardner Excavations, White Hills Quarry, Beacom Hills, Smithton

​​​​​​EPA Assessment Complete


The Proposal
Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations
Environmental Effects Report
For Further Information
Environmental Effects Report Supplement
Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision


The Proposal

Lardner Excavations planned to expand the White Hills Quarry with a crushing and screening plant, to a production capacity of 20,000 cubic metres per year of material processed.

The proponent had lodged a permit application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Circular Head 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. The public comment period 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.

  Lardner Excavations, White Hills Quarry, EER   (7Mb)

  Lardner Excavations, White Hills Quarry, EER - Appendix 1 - Mining Plan   (2Mb)

  Lardner Excavations, White Hills Quarry, EER - Appendix 2 - PAF Management Plan   (2Mb)

  Lardner Excavations, White Hills Quarry, EER - Appendix 3 - Settling Pond and Runoff Data and Raw Data   (447Kb)

  Lardner Excavations - White Hills Quarry, EER - Appendix 4 - TASVEG_3_0_legend   (974Kb)

  Lardner Excavations, White Hills Quarry, EER - Appendix 5 - Weed Management Plan   (2Mb)

  Lardner Excavations, White Hills Quarry, EER - Appendix 6 - Phtophthora Management Plan   (687Kb)

  Lardner Excavations, White Hills Quarry, EER - Appendix 7 - Level 1 planning permit   (7Mb)

  Lardner Excavations, White Hills Quarry, EER - Appendix 8 - Traffic Impact Assessment   (397Kb)


Environmental Effects Report Supplement

   Lardner Excavations, White Hills Quarry - PAF Rock Management Plan White Hills Pit   (2Mb)

   Lardner Excavations, Whitle Hills Quarry - Mining Plan -White Hills Pit   (1Mb)

   Lardner Excavations, White HIlls Quarry - Supplement Report White Hills   (422Kb)


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.

  Lardner Excavations, White Hills Quarry - EAR   (4Mb)


Assessments Section
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.