D N Hughes, Western Junction Quarry, Southern Expansion

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: David N. Hughes

Premises: Western Junction Quarry, 1A Richard Street, Western Junction TAS 7212

Activity: Quarry and Materials Handling

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 17/2/2022

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 3/3/2022

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 1/4/2022

Assessment Completed: 6/6/2022

​​​​​​​​The Proposal

The proposal involves the extension of the existing mining lease in a southerly direction and a retraction of the currently approved extraction area closer to the Launceston Airport runway. No changes to the current regulatory limits or methods of extraction are proposed.  The activity is currently approved to extract and process up to 312,500 cubic metres of material per year.

​The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Northern Midlands 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 EER) were made available for public inspection. The Public Consultation period has now closed.​

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.

 D N. Hughes, Western Junction Quarry, Southern Extension - EER (PDF 13Mb)

Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision

The environmental assessment report (EAR) has now been completed and can be viewed below. The report contains the permit conditions required by the Board to be included in the land use permit, if a permit is granted, by Council.

 D N Hughes - Western Junction Quarry, Southern Expansion - EAR (PDF 18Mb)