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TasWater, Swansea Dam Upgrade, Swansea


EPA Assessment Complete.


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


The Proposal

TasWater has proposed to excavation of clay and gravel on land ajacent to Swansea Dam that will be used to repair and upgrade the dam and to create new water storages on adjoining agricultural land. It includes two 'borrow pits' and excavation of an existing spoil mound, with a screening plant to be utilized to process the material extracted from the spoil mound. A total of 100,000 cubic meters of materials excavation is proposed. 

The proponent lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Glamorgan Spring Bay 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 DPEMP) was made available for public inspection. The public comment period has 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


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.

TasWater, Swansea Dam Upgrade - Environmental Effects Report


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.

TasWater, Swansea Dam Upgrade - EAR



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