Footrot Flats Pty Ltd, Stowport Abattoir Expansion, North West Tasmania

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Footrot Flats Pty Ltd

Premises: 5 Warra Road, Stowport 7321

Activity: Abattoir

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 11/2/2019

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 28/11/2020

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 12/12/2020

Assessment Completed: 17/12/2021

​​​The Proposal

The Stowport Abattoir is an existing operation which has increased its throughput following the closure of the Devonport City Abattoir. The site is located at 5 Warra Road, Stowport, in North Western Tasmania on private land.​

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). An Environmental Effects Report (EER) has been lodged in support of the above proposal.

​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) 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.

  Footrot Flats Pty Ltd - Stowport Abattoir Expansion, North-West Tasmania - EER   (15Mb)​

Supplement to the EER

Submitted in response to the Board's call for further information following the public comment period.

 Footrot Flats Pty Ltd - Stowport Abattoir Expansion, North-West Tasmania - Supplement to the EER (PDF 9Mb)

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.

 Footrot Flats Pty Ltd - Stowport Abattoir Expansion, North-West Tasmania - EAR (PDF 11Mb)​