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West Coast Council, Zeehan Landfill Wetlands, Extension

Public Comment is now closed. 

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

The Proposal

The West Coast Council propose to construct a leachate wetland treatment system (LWTS) to improve leachate management at its Zeehan landfill. West Coast Council are preparing to extend landfilling into three new cells to extend the life of the landfill as part of existing approved operation. The proposed LWTS (which sits outside the current approved area for landfill activities) would treat leachate from the landfill cells as they flow vertically and horizontally through two wetland ponds. The treatment involves a number of processes including using local native plant species to remove nutrients. The system is designed to account for a range of flow conditions.  ​

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

  West Coast Council, Zeehan Landfill Wetlands, Extension - EER   (46Mb)​

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.