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TasWater, Wastewater Treatment Plant Outfall, Carrick

EPA Assessment Complete

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

The Proposal

TasWater had proposed to relocate the Carrick Wastewater Treatment Plant effluent discharge outfall from the Liffey River to the Meander River.

The proponent had lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to the Meander Valley 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 DPEMP) were made available for public inspection. The public comment period is now closed.

Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

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

TasWater, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Carrick - DPEMP

Appendix A - Project Specific Guidelines

Appendix B - Pipeline and Outfall Design

Appendix C - Groundwater Monitoring Plan

Appendix D - Groundwater Monitoring Event March 2013 

Appendix E - Meander River Upstream Quality and Flows

Appendix F - Biological Monitoring Report

Appendix G - 2001 Flora Survey

Appendix H - Desktop NVA Search

Appendix I - Aboriginal Heritage Assessment Report 

Appendix J - Mixing Zone Assessment

Appendix K - Blue Green Algae Prevention Control and Management Plan

Appendix L - Risk Assessment

Appendix M - Ambient Monitoring Plan  


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, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Carrick - EAR

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