High Purity Alumina Pilot Plant, Bell Bay

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: CBM Sustainable Design Pty Ltd on behalf of Peloton Resources Pty Ltd

Premises: 135 Bell Bay Road, Bell Bay 7253

Activity: Alumina reprocessing plant

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 23/11/2020

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 30/10/2021

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 16/11/2021

Assessment Completed: 15/12/2021

​​​​​​​The Proposal​​

CBM Sustainable Design Pty Ltd has made an application on behalf of Peloton Resources to construct and operate a small 'pilot plant' to process existing waste red mud at the Rio Tinto Aluminium Smelter site at Bell Bay to produce high purity alumina, processing up to 15 tonnes of red mud per year.

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to George Town 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.

 High Purity Alumina Pilot Plant, Bell Bay - EER (PDF 15Mb)

Environmental A​ssessment 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.​

 High Purity Alumina Pilot Plant, Bell Bay - EAR (PDF 10Mb)