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Southern Waste Solutions, Treatment Wetlands Pilot Trial, Copping Landfill


EPA Assessment Complete


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


The Proposal

Southern Waste Solutions has proposed to construct and operate a pilot wetland leachate treatment system.

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Sorell 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).


‚ÄčPublic Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application was made available for public inspection. The public comment period is now closed.

Following the public comment period the proponent was required by the Board to prepare a EER Supplement to address issues raised in public and government agency consultation


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.

Southern Waste Solutions, Treatment Wetlands Pilot Trial, Copping Landfill - EER


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.

Southern Waste Solutions, Treatment Wetlands Pilot Trial, Copping Landfill - EAR


Assessments Section
GPO Box 1751
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: EPAenquiries@epa.tas.gov.au