Huon Aquaculture Group Pty Ltd, Salmon Nursery, Whale Point

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Huon Aquaculture Group Pty Ltd

Premises: Salmon Nursery, Whale Point Road, Port Huon 7116

Activity: Recirculating aquaculture system for salmon

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 1/5/2017

Draft Guidelines Opened for Public Comment: 15/5/2017

Draft Guidelines Closed for Public Comment: 2/6/2017

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 2/9/2017

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 29/9/2017

Assessment Completed: 7/11/2017

​The Proposal

The proposal consists of a salmon grow out facility capable of holding a biomass of approximately 500 tonnes of salmon.  The facility is to grow smolt prior to their transfer to the marine environment to complete their growth.

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to Huon Valley 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 EER) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation period has now closed.

Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

The purpose of the DPEMP 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 DPEMP was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the Project Specific Guidelines for preparation of a DPEMP which were provided by the Board.

Huon Aquaculture Group Pty Ltd, Salmon Nursery, Whale Point - DPEMP

Huon Aquaculture Group Pty Ltd, Salmon Nursery, Whale Point - Appendices

​​Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision

The environmental assessment report 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.

  Huon Aquaculture Group Pty Ltd, Salmon Nursery, Whale Point - EAR   (10Mb)