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Launceston City Council, Clay Pit, Off Russells Road, Rocherlea


EPA Assessment completed


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


The Proposal

Launceston City Council, Director of Infrastructure Services, has proposed to develop and operate a clay borrow pit off Russells Plains Rd, Rocherlea to extract a maximum of 50,000m3 per year.

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Launceston City 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 and Public Representations​

A copy of the permit application, and of all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EER) were madeavailable 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 and planning 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.

​   EER, Launceston City Council, Clay Pit, Rocherlea, including Appendices A to E   (8Mb)

  EER, Launceston City Council, Clay Pit, Rocherlea, Appendices F and G   (12Mb)

  EER, Launceston City Council Clay Borrow Pit, Rocherlea, Appendices H to K   (4Mb)

Environmental Assessment Report and EPA decision

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  Council are contained in the environmental assessment report.

  Launceston Waste Centre, Rocherlea EAR   (6Mb)

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