Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd, North Pit Underground Operations, Savage River Mine

Current Stage

Public Comment Invited on Case for Assessment

Proposal Details

Client: Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd

Premises: Savage River Mine

Activity: a mineral works and mine

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 3/3/2020

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 23/3/2024

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 23/4/2024

​​​The Proposal

Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd is proposing to develop an underground mine below North Pit at Savage River Mine. The mine will be conducted in two stages, the first a trial mine developed using sub-level caving methods, followed by a main underground stage involving block cave mining. 

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to Waratah-Wynyard 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).

​Notice of Intent

 Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd, North Pit Underground Operations, Savage River Mine - NOI (PDF 5Mb)​

​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.

 Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd, North Pit Underground Operations, Savage River Mine - EIS Guidelines (PDF 331Kb)

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:

Waratah-Wynyard Council Offices
21 Saunders Street
WYNYARD   TAS   7325

For assistance in accessing a copy of the EIS, please contact Carl Ptolemy, Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd, email:

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 23 March 2024 to Tuesday 24 April 2024 in writing to:

The General Manager
Waratah-Wynyard Council
PO Box 168
WYNYARD   TAS   7325

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 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.

 Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd, North Pit Underground Operations, Savage River Mine - EIS (PDF 12Mb)​