Downer EDI Asphalt Plant, Mowbray

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd

Premises: Asphalt Plant, 59 Remount Road, Mowbray 7248

Activity: Asphalt Plant

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 18/5/2021

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 19/2/2022

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 21/3/2022

Assessment Completed: 15/6/2022

​​​​​​​The Proposal​

The proposed asphalt plant will replace an existing Downer EDI facility on a different site, which will be decommissioned. The plant will enable the incorporation of recycled plastics, glass, flyash, rubber and recycled asphalt material as well as bitumen and crushed rock to a maximum of 50,000 tonnes per annum.​

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to Launceston City 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 EIS) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation period has now closed.

Environmental Impact 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.

 Downer EDI Asphalt Plant, Mowbray - EIS Part 1 (PDF 49Mb)

 Downer EDI Asphalt Plant, Mowbray - EIS Part 2 (PDF 57Mb)

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.

 Downer EDI Asphalt Plant, Mowbray - EAR (PDF 3Mb)