BC McConnon and JL McConnon, Levendale Quarry Expansion

Current Stage

Public Comment Invited on Draft Guidelines

Proposal Details

Client: BC McConnon and JL McConnon

Premises: Levendale Quarry

Activity: a quarry

Class of Assessment: 2C

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 6/4/2022

Draft Guidelines Opened for Public Comment: 23/7/2022

Draft Guidelines Closed for Public Comment: 6/8/2022

​​​​​​​The Proposal

The proposal is to extend the extraction footprint of the existing level 2 quarry to the south by approximately 3 hectares outside the current mining lease. The proposed expansion area for the quarry has been identified as containing significant foraging habitat for the Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor).  The current extraction rate of 12,500 cubic metres (20,000 t per annum) will be maintained.

The project has been determined to be a Controlled Action under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) (EPBC reference number 2022/9155) and will require assessment and approval under the EPBC Act, in addition to State and Local government requirements. It was determined that the proposed action will have, or is likely to have, a significant impact on matters of national environmental significance, protected under Part 3 of the EPBC Act, including:

• Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 and 18A)

The proposal will be assessed by the EPA Board in the manner specified in the Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Tasmania under Section 45 of the EPBC Act relating to environmental assessment.

Draft EIS Guidelines and Public Submissions

EIS Guidelines, prepared by the Board, assist the proponent in preparing the case for assessment. The guidelines identify the key issues which, based on the information in the Notice of Intent, are expected to be key issues for the assessment of the proposal.

 BC McConnon and JL McConnon, Levendale Quarry Expansion - Draft EIS Guidelines (PDF 596Kb)

Public comment on the draft guidelines is invited from Saturday 23rd July until Saturday 6th August 2022.

Submissions on the draft guidelines must be forwarded in writing to:

Board of the Environment Protection Authority
GPO Box 1550
HOBART   TAS   7001

or by email to: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au

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 upon which the request is made.

Notice of Intent

 BC McConnon and JL McConnon, Levendale Quarry Expansion - NOI (PDF 4Mb)