BG & JM Barwick Pty Ltd, In-vessel Composting Facility, Boyer

Current Stage

Public Comment Invited on Case for Assessment

Proposal Details

Client: BG & JM Barwick Pty Ltd

Premises: Barwicks In-vessel Compising Facility

Activity: Composting Facility

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 13/9/2022

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 8/5/2024

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 5/6/2024

​​​​The Proposal

The proposal involves the construction and operation of an in-vessel composting facility, producing up to 14,500 tonnes of compost product per year. The proposal composts within a closed loop system and includes a negative pressure facility that captures and treats (through a biofilter) odour produced from the composting process. ​

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Derwent Valley 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).

Notice of Intent

 BG & JM Barwick Pty Ltd, In-vessel Composting Facility, Boyer - NOI (PDF 2Mb)

Environmental Effects Report Guidelines

​EER Guidelines have been prepared by the Board to assist the proponent to prepare a 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.​

 BG & JM Barwick Pty Ltd, In-vessel Composting Facility, Boyer - EER Guidelines (PDF 394Kb)​

Public Exhibition of Documentation

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EER) are available for public inspection and may be examined during normal business hours at:

Derwent Valley Council Offices
1 Circle Street

For assistance in accessing a copy of the EER, please contact Rod Henham on (Ph: 0448 227 604 E:​).

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 EER) from Wednesday 8th May 2024 to Wednesday​​ 5th June 2024 in writing to:

The General Manager
Derwent Valley Council
PO Box 595

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.

Environmental Effects Report

The purpose of the EER 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 EER was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the Project Specific Guidelines for preparation of an EER which were provided by the Board.

 BG & JM Barwick Pty Ltd, In-vessel Composting Facility, Boyer - EER (PDF 76Mb)