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

The proposal is to intensify the existing Level 2 quarry at the site, with rock being extracted from the working area (and then processed) at a greater rate per annum, increasing from 50,000m³ to 130,000m³. The intensification will see the introduction of spot shipments (export) of aggregate to non-Tasmanian locations. Shipments will likely be via Bell Bay Port at Bell Bay. No new buildings or other infrastructure are proposed.

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 3/7/2023

W Newitt, Quarrying and Materials Handling for Dam Works, 131 Shrub End Road, Pawleena

W Newitt proposes to extract and process 100,000 cubic metres of rock to carry out dam works to enable the storage of approximately 95 megalitres of water for irrigation purposes. The proposal is located 5 kilometres northeast of Sorell and involves the blasting, crushing and screening of material.

Assessment Commenced: 2/3/2023

Tassal Operations Pty Ltd, Rookwood Hatchery, Increase in production

Tassal Operations Pty Ltd are proposing to increase production at the Rookwood Hatchery, Rookwood Road, Ranelagh, to 2,000 tonnes of fish produced per annum.

Assessment Commenced: 8/4/2022

Compost Kings Tasmania, Compost Facility, Melton Mowbray

The proposal is for a resource recovery works (composting facility) with a maximum production capacity of 10,000 tonnes per annum, located on a rural property at Melton Mowbray. Fish waste may be a substantial input into the composting process.

Assessment Commenced: 26/10/2020

SD Groves Earthmoving Pty Ltd, Quarry at Oonah Road, Increase in Production

SD Groves Earthmoving Pty Ltd has proposed to increase production at the existing quarry at Oonah Road, Highclere, from 50,000 cubic metres per year to 100,000 cubic metres per year of material extracted and processed by crushing and screening.

Assessment Commenced: 11/5/2022

Prospect Timber and Landscape Supplies Pty Ltd, Sand pit extension in area, Cleveland

The proposal is for the extension of an extractive pit on two existing mining lease areas, which is currently authorised to produce up to 20,000 cubic metres of sand per annum.

Assessment Commenced: 19/5/2021

HIF Asia Pacific Pty Ltd, HIF Tasmania Carbon Neutral eFuel Plant, 2753 Ridgley Highway, Hampshire

The proposal is to develop a commercial scale chemical plant (using electrolysis and methanol synthesis processes) that will produce up 80,000 tonnes per annum (100 million litres) of methanol, using wood waste and forestry residue. The methanol is then converted to a carbon neutral ‘eFuel’, which is stored in tanks and then loaded into tanker trucks for transport offsite. This ‘eFuel’ can be used as a direct substitute for fossil fuels in existing road transport, shipping, and aviation with no engine modification required.

Assessment Commenced: 7/7/2022

Forico Pty Limited, Hummocks Quarry, Upgrade from Level 1 to Level 2 activity

The proposal is for an increase in production of rock and gravel (extraction and crushing/screening) to 10,000 cubic metres per annum produced. The quarry is located within private timber reserve land and the product will be used for road construction and maintenance. Drilling and blasting will be required to win material.

Assessment Commenced: 23/3/2022

Sustainable Timber Tasmania, Peppermint Hill Quarry, Increase in crushing volume, Mengha

The proposal is for an increase in crushing volumes from 2,000 cubic metres per annum to 8,000 cubic metres per annum. Total extraction volumes will remain the same at 19,500 cubic metres per annum of hard rock produced. Occasional blasting (approximately once per year) is required.

Assessment Commenced: 19/11/2021

Copping Refuse Disposal Site Joint Authority, Category B Landfill Cells 10-17, Copping Landfill

The Copping Refuse Disposal Site Joint Authority proposes to construct and operate eight new 90m category B landfill cells (cells 10-17) at the Copping Landfill. The proposal also includes an increase in overall capacity to 140,000 tonnes of landfill received per annum.

Assessment Commenced: 19/5/2021

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

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

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

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

St Patricks Plains Wind Farm (formerly Epuron Projects Pty Ltd & Ark Energy Projects Pty Ltd) has proposed to construct and operate a wind farm.

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

Greenham Tasmania Pty Ltd, Smithton Abattoir and Rendering, 10MW Oil Burner

Greenham Tasmania Pty Ltd will operate a 10 MW oil-fuelled boiler capable of burning up to 1,163 kilograms of combustible material per hour.

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 10/6/2023

The Cornwall Coal Company Pty Ltd, Cullenswood 6, St Marys

The Cornwall Coal Company Pty Ltd is proposing to extract up to 50,000 tonnes of raw coal per annum from a new open cut pit in the Cullenswood area.

Assessment Commenced: 13/7/2022

The Cornwall Coal Company Pty Ltd, Blackwood 6 Portal Development, Blackwood Colliery

The proposal involves creating a new mining portal and ancillary above‐ground infrastructure including upgrades to Mount Nicholas Road, an access road, a ROM Pad, workshop, office, amenities buildings, and wastewater treatment facilities.

Assessment Commenced: 13/4/2022

Hellyer Wind Farm Pty Ltd, Hellyer Wind Farm, Hampshire

Hellyer Wind Farm 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

Graymont (Tasmania) Pty Ltd, Mole Creek Limestone Quarry Production Increase, Mole Creek

​The Mole Creek Limestone Quarry has been in operation since the early 1970s and produces lime and limestone products for uses including water purification and improving soils. This proposal is to increase the production and crushing limits for the quarry from 180,000 tonnes to 350,000 tonnes of limestone per year.​

Assessment Commenced: 8/2/2022

Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australia) Limited, Coal Transition Project, Boyer

Screening and crushing of coal to obtain correct particle size to feed a coal-fuelled boiler which produces steam used in the paper making process.

Assessment Commenced: 28/4/2023

Tassal Operations Pty Ltd, Processing Facility Expansion Project, Margate

To improve efficiency across Tassal’s Tasmanian operations, it is proposed to consolidate all filleting operations at the Margate processing facility. Tassal is seeking to increase the production volume of the facility from 4000 t/y to 20,000 t/y saleable product. A variety of infrastructure upgrades will be required to achieve the proposed volume increase. Works include extending existing factory buildings, upgrading the wastewater treatment plant, expanding the car park and managing increased volumes of solid wastes.

Assessment Commenced: 28/3/2023

AllTas Engineering Pty Ltd, Collins Cap Quarry

AllTas Engineering Pty Ltd proposes to develop a crushing plant at its existing quarry off Collins Cap Road.

Assessment Commenced: 5/7/2021

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