East Arm Resources Pty Ltd, East Arm Road Quarry Intensification, Hillwood

Current Stage

Public Comment Invited on Case for Assessment

Proposal Details

Client: East Arm Resources Pty Ltd

Premises: East Arm Road Quarry

Activity: a quarry and materials handling

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 19/12/2022

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 3/6/2023

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 3/7/2023

​​​​​​The Proposal

The proposal is to intensify the existing Level 2 quarry at the site, with rock being extracted from the working area (and then processed) at a greater rate per annum, increasing from 50,000m³ to 130,000m³.  The intensification will see the introduction of spot shipments (export) of aggregate to non-Tasmanian locations.  Shipments will likely be via Bell Bay Port at Bell Bay.  No new buildings or other infrastructure are proposed.​​

Development Application

This proposal was referred directly by George Town Council to the Board of the EPA on 19 December 2022 as a development application (DA number 2022/109) and therefore a Notice Of Intent (NOI) was not required. ​

Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines

EIS 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.

 East Arm Resources Pty Ltd, East Arm Road Quarry Intensification, Hillwood - EIS Guidelines (PDF 683Kb)

​Public Exhibition of Documentation

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:

George Town Council Offices,
16-18 Anne Street

Copies of the EIS may be obtained from East Arm Resources (email: jba@eastarmresources.com).

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 EIS) from Saturday 3rd June 2023 to Monday 3rd July 2023 in writing to:

The General Manager
George Town Council
PO Box 161

or by emailing the General Manager at: Planning@georgetown.tas.gov.au

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 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.

 East Arm Resources Pty Ltd, East Arm Road Quarry Intensification, Hillwood - EIS (PDF 24Mb)

 East Arm Resources Pty Ltd, East Arm Road Quarry Intensification, Hillwood - Attachments (PDF 51Mb)