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Railton Agricultural Lime Pty Ltd, Youngmans Road Quarry, Railton


EPA Assessment Complete


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


The Proposal

Railton Agricultural Lime​ has an established business in the buying and selling of bulk limestone to be crushed and screened into a useable size for agricultural fertiliser. A new quarry is proposed for development on an old quarry site. The new activity will complement the existing business by extending supply. As an extension of the current business, there are existing customers a market for the product.

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Kentish ​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 consultation period has 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.

  Railton Agricultural Lime, Youngmans Road Quarry, Railton - EER   (4Mb)​



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.

  Railton Agricultural Lime, Youngmans Road Quarry, Railton - EAR   (9Mb)



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.