Artec Woodchip Mill Upgrade, Bell Bay

Current Stage

Public Comment Invited on Case for Assessment

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

​​​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) are available for viewing at George Town Council's website - (, or for public inspection during normal business hours at:

George Town Council Offices,
16-18 Anne Street,
George Town,
Tasmania   7253

The EIS is available to download below.  Copies of the EIS may also be obtained by contacting CBM Sustainable Design at .

​Public Representations

In accordance with s.57(5) of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (LUPAA), any person may make a representation relating to the permit application (including the EIS) from Saturday 4 June to Tuesday 5 July 2022 in writing to:

The General Manager
George Town Council
PO Box 161

or by emailing the General Manager at:

​Please note that your correspondence may be publicly disclosed unless there is legitimate commercial, national security or environmental reason for confidentiality. If you would like your correspondence to remain confidential, please make a statement to that effect and indicate the basis for the request.

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)