Public Comment Closed on Draft Guidelines
Client: BC McConnon and JL McConnon
Premises: Levendale Quarry
Activity: a quarry
Class of Assessment: 2C
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 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.
EIS Guidelines have been prepared by the Board to assist the proponent to prepare the case for assessment. Based on the information contained in the Notice of Intent, the guidelines identify the key issues which are expected to be relevant to the assessment of the proposal.
Public comment was invited on the draft guidelines, the comment period has now closed. The final guidelines have been issued to the proponent.
BC McConnon and JL McConnon, Levendale Quarry Expansion - EIS Guidelines (PDF 471Kb)
Notice of Intent
BC McConnon and JL McConnon, Levendale Quarry Expansion - NOI (PDF 4Mb)