Construction and Operation of New Electrolysis Plant (Cell House), Nyrstar Hobart

Current Stage

Public Comment Invited on Case for Assessment

Proposal Details

Client: Nyrstar Hobart Pty Ltd

Premises: Hobart Zinc Smelter, 300 Risdon Road, Lutana 7010

Activity: Electrolysis plant

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 10/6/2020

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 15/1/2022

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 12/2/2022

​​The Proposal​

​The proposal is for the construction of a new Electrolysis Plant (Cell House) at the Nyrstar Hobart site. The electrolysis plant will be constructed next to the existing electrolysis plant and will replace the existing plant once commissioned. The proposed facility will produce up to 300,000 tonnes per annum of cathode zinc.

Public Exhibition of D​​​​ocumentation

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

Glenorchy City Council Offices,
374 Main Road, Glenorchy.

Copies of the EIS may be obtained from Nyrstar Hobart (tel: 03 6278 4444).

Public Represen​tations

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 15 January 2022 to Saturday 12 February 2022 in writing to:

The General Manager
Glenorchy City Council
PO Box 103, Glenorchy 7010

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 Impa​​ct 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 Project Specific Guidelines for preparation of an EIS which were provided by the Board.

New Electrolysis Plant (Cell House), Nyrstar Hobart - EIS (PDF 14Mb)

New Electrolysis Plant (Cell House), Nyrstar Hobart - Annexure - Air Dispersion Modelling Report (PDF 53Mb)

New Electrolysis Plant (Cell House), Nyrstar Hobart - Annexure - Noise Impact Memo (PDF 6Mb)

New Electrolysis Plant (Cell House), Nyrstar Hobart - Annexure - Traffic Impact Report (PDF 2Mb)

New Electrolysis Plant (Cell House), Nyrstar Hobart - Annexure - 2018-2020 Public Environment Report (PDF 28Mb)