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Tassal Operations Pty Ltd - Hamilton Recirculatory Aquaculture System Hatchery, Ouse


EPA Assessment Complete


The Proposal
Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations
Environmental Impact Statement
Supplement to the Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan​
Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision​
For Further Information


The Proposal

Tassal Operations Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate a freshwater recirculating aquaculture system hatchery on freehold land near Hamilton, Tasmania.

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the Central Highlands 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 all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EIS) 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 EIS Supplement to address issues raised in public and government agency consultation.​


Environmental Impact Statement

The purpose of the EIS 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 EIS was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the Project Specific Guidelines for preparation of a EIS which were provided by the Board.

  Tassal Operations Pty Ltd - Hamilton Recirculating Aquaculture System Hatchery, Ouse - EIS   (6Mb)

  Tassal Operations Pty Ltd - Hamilton Recirculating Aquaculture System Hatchery, Ouse - Appendices   (56Mb)​


​Supplement to the Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

The supplement to the EIS was prepared by the proponent in reponse to a request for additional information by the Board.​

  Tassal Operations Pty Ltd - Hamilton Recirculating Aquaculture System Hatchery, Ouse - Supplementary information   (1Mb)

  Tassal Operations Pty Ltd - Hamilton Recirculating Aquaculture System Hatchery, Ouse - Supplementary Information - Updated Recycled Water Irrigation and Environmental Management Plan   (5Mb)


Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision

The environmental assessment report has now been completed and can be viewed below. The report contains the Environmental Licence conditions required by the Board.

  Tassal Operations Pty Ltd - Hamilton Recirculating Aquaculture System Hatchery, Ouse - EAR   (3Mb)​​


Assessments Section
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Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4599
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