Proposals Assessed by the EPA

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​Proposals open for public comment also appear on the Public Consultations​ page.

Click here for an explanation of the Stages of Assessment​​

See the headings below for more information about each stage of the EPA assessment process. ​

Assessmen​​​t Commenced

At this stage, development proposals have been accepted for assessment by the EPA. The statutory process has started, but detailed documentation is not yet ready to be released for public comment.

Public Comment Invited

The assessment process includes an opportunity for the public to comment on proposed developments. This takes the form of a written submission ('representation'). Submissions are invited from the public for a set period of 14, 28 or 42 days, depending on the 'class of assessment' (2A, 2B or 2C). These timeframes are prescribed under section 27G(2) of the EMPC Act.

​​​Draft 2C Guidelines

The EPA issues the proponent of every proposed development with guidelines for preparing an EER or EIS. For class 2C proposals, which are often large, complex or likely to generate a high level of public interest, these guidelines are made available for public comment at the draft stage. The proposal will re-enter the 'Public Comment Invited' stage once a satisfactory Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is received. For 2A and 2B proposals, there is no public comment period for draft guidelines.

​EER or EIS (Case for Assessment)

The statutory period of public comment opens once a proponent has submitted comprehensive documentation, which takes the form of an Environmental Effects Report (EER) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EER or EIS is published on the proposal page, allowing for informed consideration by the community. ​

Note: Before 2019, the term “Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan" (DPEMP) was used instead of EIS. Proposals that started the assessment process before 2019 will still use the term DPEMP. ​

Please see the Guide for Preparing a Public Submission​ page for information about making an effective submission.

Public Comment​ Closed

Once the public comment period ends, each proposal will move to this stage. 

Where public comment was received on draft guidelines, the guidelines may be modified to address issues raised.  The proposal will re-enter the 'Public Comment Invited' stage once a satisfactory Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is received.

Where public comment was received on an EER or EIS, the proponent may be required to prepare a supplement to address issues that were raised. The supplement will be added to the proposal page, but there will not be a further period for public comment. 

Once the EPA Board has made its final determination, the Environmental Assessment Report will be added to the proposal page, and it will move to 'Assessment Complete'.

Assessment Complete

Once an assessment is completed, the EER/EIS, Environmental Assessment Report and the EPA Board's decision will be displayed on this website for five years. Assessments completed more than five years ago have been archived. Please contact us if you require information about an assessment process that is no longer on the site.

More information is available on the Assessment Process page.

​Note: Case for Assessment is the collective term for documents submitted by proponents and may take the form of an EIS, EER or, in the case of some older proposals, a DPEMP.

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ACEN Robbins Island Pty Ltd, Robbins Island Renewable Energy Park, Northwest Tasmania

ACEN Robbins Island Pty Ltd proposes to lodge a permit application for a wind energy project under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 with the Circular Head Council.

Assessment Completed 8/12/2022

Artec Woodchip Mill Upgrade, Bell Bay

Artec Pty Ltd proposes to continue using both a diesel and electric chipper, and are seeking to use the diesel chipper more than 120 hours per month until such time as a second electric chipper is constructed. No change is proposed to maximum production quantity of 600,000 bone dry metric tonnes per year.

Case for Assessment closed for public comment: 5/7/2022

University of Tasmania IMAS Taroona Upgrades to 31 and 41 Nubeena Crescent

The University of Tasmania is proposing to upgrade their existing facilities at Nubeena Crescent in Taroona to include the construction of a new marine educational and research facility for the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). The proposed upgrades to these sites will provide students with access to wet laboratories, tank rooms, and a workshop and fish manufacturing research laboratory.

Assessment Completed 6/12/2022

Tasmania H2 Pty Ltd, Green Hydrogen One Ammonia Production Facility, Bell Bay

Tasmania H2 Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate an ammonia production plant that will produce up to 250,000 tonnes of anhydrous liquid ammonia per year. It will use an electrolytic process to produce hydrogen from raw water treated on site. The hydrogen will then be combined with nitrogen separated from air to make ammonia. The facility will also include an on-site wastewater treatment plant.

Assessment Commenced: 18/11/2022

Gaspersic Contracting Pty Ltd, Newall Creek Quarry Upgrade, Queenstown

Gaspersic Contracting Pty Ltd is seeking approval to increase the capacity of extraction and processing at the existing Newall Creek Quarry in Queenstown to 50,000 cubic metres (80,000 tonnes) of product per annum. The proposed quarry operation will involve excavation to reclaim tunnel spoil and include future drilling, blasting, and crushing of natural source rock.

Assessment Commenced: 28/10/2022

Tasmania H2 Pty Ltd, Green Hydrogen One Ammonia Production Plant, Bell Bay

Tasmania H2 Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate an ammonia production plant that will produce up to 300,000 tonnes of anhydrous liquid ammonia per year.

Assessment Completed 8/11/2022

Ark Energy Projects Pty Ltd, Hellyer Wind Farm, Hampshire

Epuron Projects Pty Ltd proposes to construct a wind farm located at 2753 Ridgley Highway, Hampshire, approximately 26 km southwest of Burnie. The proposed windfarm will have a total generating capacity of 300 MW with up to 48 wind turbines. Infrastructure will include roads, construction hardstand and laydown areas, temporary concrete batching plants, temporary construction site office and amenities, and an operations site office and maintenance building. On-site quarries will also be considered if feasible. Two network transmission options are being considered. Development of an onsite connection switchyard, connecting to the existing 110 kV Hampshire-Waratah Tee line which crosses the project area, and a second option involving the construction of a new transmission line which would connect to the proposed 220 kV Hampshire Hills switchyard (TasNetworks), which is likely to be located just north of the site.

Draft guidelines closed for public comment: 13/11/2022

East Arm Resources Pty Ltd, East Arm Road Quarry Infrastructure Upgrade, Hillwood

East Arm Resources Pty Ltd has proposed to install buildings and construct ancillary infrastructure to support the existing quarry operating at 2 Greenhythe Road, Hillwood.

Assessment Completed 1/12/2022

Dulverton Regional Waste Management Authority, Dulverton Organics Recycling Facility, Railton

Dulverton Regional Waste Management Authority has proposed to establish an organics recycling facility using in-vessel composting to produce up to 25,000 tonnes of compost per year.

Assessment Completed 16/11/2022

AG and BJ Riley, Gravel Pit Road, Nook - Increased Production

Proposal to expand the existing AG & BJ Riley quarry at Nook from the current limit of 350m AHD down to a level of 260m AHD while also increasing production rate from 50,000 to a maximum of 150,000 cubic metres per annum (approximately 240,000 tonnes per annum), all of which may be crushed/screened.​

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 15/12/2022

Cornwall Coal Company Pty Ltd, Blackwood 1 Redevelopment, Blackwood Colliery, Cornwall

Cornwall Coal Company Pty Ltd is proposing extraction of coal via an open cut pit from the Blackwood 1 location and subsequent rehabilitation of historic workings.

Assessment Commenced: 22/6/2022

ACEN Robbins Island Pty Ltd, Jim's Plain Renewable Energy Park, North West Tasmania

ACEN Robbins Island Pty Ltd has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) project under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 with the Circular Head Council.

Assessment Completed 17/4/2020

ACEN Robbins Island Pty Ltd, Robbins Island Road to Hampshire Transmission Line

ACEN Robbins Island Pty Ltd is proposing to construct and operate a power transmission line from Robbins Island Road to Hampshire, through North-West Tasmania.

Draft guidelines closed for public comment: 27/6/2022

Ark Energy Projects Pty Ltd, Western Plains Wind Farm, Northwest Tasmania

Ark Energy Projects Pty Ltd (formerly Epuron Projects Pty Ltd) has proposed to construct and operate a wind farm with up to 12 wind turbines on the peninsula 4 km north of Stanley, including an underground transmission line, approximately 25 km in length to the Port Latta substation. The wind farm will have an installed capacity of up to 50.4 MW of electricity.

Assessment Commenced: 19/1/2018

Ark Energy Projects Pty Ltd, St Patricks Plains Wind Farm, Central Highlands Tasmania

Ark Energy Projects Pty Ltd (formerly Epuron Projects Pty Ltd) has proposed to construct and operate a wind farm.

Draft guidelines closed for public comment: 7/9/2019

Ark Energy Projects Pty Ltd, Guildford Wind Farm, North West Tasmania

Ark Energy Projects Pty Ltd (formerly Epuron Projects Pty Ltd) proposes to construct and operate a Wind Energy Farm.

Draft guidelines closed for public comment: 28/11/2020

Break O'Day Council - Scamander Inert Landfill, Coach Road, Scamander

Break O’Day Council is proposing to construct and operate an inert landfill at the site of a former Level 2 putrescible landfill, which currently operates as a municipal waste transfer station. The proposal is to accept up to 3,000 tonnes of inert waste per year, to be filled in cells and then capped.

Assessment Completed 7/10/2022

Footrot Flats Pty Ltd, Stowport Abattoir Expansion, North West Tasmania

The Stowport Abattoir is an existing operation which has increased its throughput following the closure of the Devonport City Abattoir. The site is located at 5 Warra Road, Stowport, in North Western Tasmania on private land.​

Assessment Completed 17/12/2021

TasWater, Macquarie Point Sewage Pumping Station

The proposal is for a sewage pumping station with a design average dry weather flow pumping capacity of approximately 160 litres per second and 1.85 megalitre emergency storage

Assessment Commenced: 6/9/2022

GR and AM Whiteley, Meander Shale Quarry Expansion

​GR & AM Whiteley propose to intensify operations at the Meander Shale Quarry, located two kilometres west of the Meander township, off Reiffers Road. The proponent is seeking a production increase from 15,000 cubic metres to 20,000 cubic metres per year.

Assessment Completed 7/10/2022

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