Midway Tasmania Pty Ltd, New Woodchip Processing Facility, Bell Bay

Current Stage

Public Comment Closed on Case for Assessment

Proposal Details

Client: Midway Tasmania Pty Ltd

Premises: Woodchip Processing Plant, 37 Norfolk Street, Bell Bay 7253

Activity: Woodchip mill

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

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

​​​​​​The P​​​roposal

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)​