Client: Midway Tasmania Pty Ltd
Premises: Woodchip Processing Plant, 37 Norfolk Street, Bell Bay 7253
Activity: Woodchip mill
Class of Assessment: 2B
Assessment Commenced: 15/3/2021
Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 27/11/2021
Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 10/1/2022
Assessment Completed: 29/3/2022
The proposal is to construct and operate a woodchip mill with capacity to produce up to 500,000 green metric tonnes woodchips per annum. The site of the proposal is within the Bell Bay industrial zone.
The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 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 EIS) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation period has now closed.
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.
Midway Tasmania Pty Ltd, New Woodchip Processing Facility, Bell Bay - EIS with Appendices A-D (PDF 25Mb)
Midway Tasmania Pty Ltd, New Woodchip Processing Facility, Bell Bay - Appendices E-L (PDF 6Mb)
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.
Midway Tasmania Pty Ltd, New Woodchip Processing Facility, Bell Bay - EAR (PDF 4Mb)