Proposals Assessed by the EPA

​​​​​​​​​Stages of Ass​​essment​

Expand the headings below for more information about each stage of the EPA assessment process. To see proposals currently open for public comment, use the filtering tool below, or see a summary on the Public Consultations​ page.

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 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.

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TasWater, Geeveston Wastewater Treatment Plant, Discharge Relocation, Port Huon

TasWater proposes to construct and operate a new treated effluent pump station, pipeline and outfall for the Geeveston Wastewater Treatment Plant relocating the discharge from the Kermandie River to the Huon River at Shipwrights Point.

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 8/10/2021

Gaspersic Contracting Pty Ltd, Heemskirk Quarry, Granville Harbour - Capacity Increase

Gaspersic Contracting Pty Ltd proposes to increase the annual extraction and handling limit for their existing hard rock quarry on Heemskirk Road, Granville Harbour. The quarry currently operates under a Level 2 permit and proposes to increase the maximum limit from 18,000 cubic metres to 50,000 cubic metres per annum.

Case for Assessment closed for public comment: 18/9/2021

TasWater, Cygnet Wastewater Treatment Plant, Discharge Relocation, Port Cygnet

The proposal is to relocate the outfall (discharge) of the existing Cygnet Wastewater Treatment Plant from its current location on the foreshore above the high water mark to deeper water off Crooked Tree Point within Port Cygnet Bay.

Case for Assessment closed for public comment: 15/9/2021

Cleanaway Daniels Services, Clinical Waste Treatment Facility

The proposal is for the treatment of clinical waste via autoclave and penetrative steam.

Assessment Commenced: 25/8/2021

Boral Construction Materials Group Ltd, Macquarie Road Quarry

Boral Construction Materials Group Ltd proposes to establish a hard rock and gravel quarry with a production and processing capacity of 200,000 cubic metres per annum. The site is located 4 kilometres north-west of Campbell Town, on a mining lease of 75 hectares, which was formerly operated for bauxite extraction by another company. The proposed operation will involve crushing and screening of the material, as well as drilling and blasting.

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 9/10/2021

Deep Creek Road Sawmill and Kiln, Wynyard

CLTP Panel Products Pty Ltd proposes to intensify production at an existing sawmill and kiln at Deep Creek Road, Wynyard. Eucalyptus nitens, or plantation hardwood timber, will be sawn and kiln dried on site to produce rough-sawn boards. Kilns used to dry the timber will be fueled by LPG and a timber residue fired heat plant.

Case for Assessment closed for public comment: 28/8/2021

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.

Assessment Commenced: 1/3/2019

Biofuels Tasmania Pty Ltd, Wood Pellet Mill, Lonnavale

The proposal is for a wood pellet mill to be constructed on the site of an existing wood production facility on the Neville Smith Forest Products sawmill leasehold at Southwood. The proposed facility will produce up to 400,000 tonnes of wood chips per annum which will be processed into up to 200,000 tonnes of wood pellets per annum. The footprint is within an area of previous industrial activity.

Assessment Commenced: 7/4/2020

Gadtech Materials Pty Ltd, Sunshine Quarry, Maydena

The proposal involves the establishment and operation of a quarry (including blasting) and materials handling activity (crushing, screening) at mining lease 2065P/M, located on Sunshine Road approximately six kilometres north-west of the township of Maydena on land managed by Sustainable Timbers Tasmania (STT) and private freehold land.

Assessment Completed 23/8/2021

MMG Australia Pty Ltd, South Marionoak Tailings Storage Facility, Rosebery

MMG Australia Pty Ltd is proposing to construct a tailings storage facility (TSF) to store approximately 25 million cubic metres of tailings on a greenfields site approximately 2 km west of Rosebery, West Coast. The project would also include access roads, tailings pipelines, and a pipe and possible vehicle bridge over Lake Pieman.

Draft guidelines closed for public comment: 7/8/2021

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

East Arm Resources Pty Ltd has proposed to construct and operate a quarry at 2 Greenhythe Road, Hillwood.

Draft guidelines closed for public comment: 30/11/2020

Epuron Projects Pty Ltd, Guildford Wind Farm, North West Tasmania

Epuron Projects Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate a Wind Energy Farm.

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

Australian Hualong Pty Ltd, Tenth Legion Iron Ore Mine, west of Zeehan

Australian Hualong Pty Ltd proposes to lodge a permit application with West Coast Council for an iron ore mine under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.

Draft guidelines closed for public comment: 3/2/2020

Epuron Pty Ltd, St Patricks Plains Wind Farm, Central Highlands Tasmania

Epuron Pty Ltd has proposed to construct and operate a wind farm.

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

Shree Minerals Ltd, Nelson Bay River Mine, Northwest Tasmania

Shree Minerals Ltd is proposing to develop an iron ore mine near Nelson Bay River, approximately 7 km east of Temma in the northwest of Tasmania.

Draft guidelines closed for public comment: 10/11/2018

Bluestone Mines Tasmania Joint Venture Pty Ltd, Rentails Project, Renison Bell

Bluestone Mines Tasmania Joint Venture has proposed to construct and operate a materials processing plant and associated minerals extraction and waste deposition activity.

Draft guidelines closed for public comment: 25/2/2018

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

UPC 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.

Draft guidelines closed for public comment: 23/12/2017

Venture Minerals Ltd, Mt Livingstone Mine

Venture Minerals Limited has proposed to construct and operate a hematite mine (direct shipping ore) off Pieman Rd, approximately 42 km by road west of Tullah.

Draft guidelines closed for public comment: 23/11/2012

Wacks Crushing Pty Ltd, Tewkesbury Quarry, Tewkesbury

Wacks Crushing Pty Ltd is seeking a permit to operate an abandoned quarry located off Liapota Road, Tewkesbury.

Case for Assessment closed for public comment: 16/3/2021

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.​

Case for Assessment closed for public comment: 12/12/2020

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