Artec Woodchip Mill Upgrade, Bell Bay

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Artec Pty Ltd

Premises: 135 Mobil Road, Bell Bay 7253

Activity: Woodchip mill

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 1/3/2019

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 4/6/2022

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 5/7/2022

Assessment Completed: 22/12/2022

​​​​​The Proposal

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.

​CBM Sustainable Design has lodged a Permit Application on behalf of Artec Pty Ltd, with a supporting Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to George Town 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 EIS) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation period has now closed. 

Environment​al Impact Statement

The purpose of the EIS 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 EIS was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the Guidelines for preparation of the EIS which were provided by the Board.

 Artec Woodchip Mill Upgrade, Bell Bay - EIS (PDF 15Mb)

Supplement to the EIS

 Artec Woodchip Mill Upgrade, Bell Bay - Supplement to the EIS (PDF 4Mb)

Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision

The environmental assessment report (EAR) 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.

 Artec Woodchip Mill Upgrade, Bell Bay - EAR (PDF 3Mb)