New Bridgewater Bridge Major Project

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Tasmanian Government - Department of State Growth

Premises: Crossing the River Derwent between Granton and Bridgewater

Activity: A bridge and associated road infrastructure

Class of Assessment:

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 6/1/2021

Assessment Completed: 13/4/2022

​Note: Class of Assessment is not applicable under the Major Project process.​

The​ Proposal

This project was declared a Major Project under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993, resulting in the Environment Protection Authority becoming one of several ‘relevant regulators’ for the project.  The proposal constitutes use and development of a new Bridgewater Bridge and associated road infrastructure, comprising a four lane bridge crossing the River Derwent with connecting interchanges at Granton and Bridgewater. The proposal affects land within the Brighton, Derwent Valley and Glenorchy municipalities.​

​​The Assessment Criteria for the proposal may be viewed at Assessment Criteria, New Brid​gewater Bridge Major Project - Tasmanian Planning Commission (PDF 2MB)

Final Advice and Environmental Assessment Report

The EPA Board issued its Final Advice to the Development Assessment Panel on 13 April 2022. The Board's Final Advice can be viewed here ​

 New Bridgewater Bridge Major Project - Final Advice and EAR (PDF 1Mb)

​The Development Assessment Panel has now issued a permit for this proposal. The permit and other documentation, including the Major Project Impact Statement and the Panel's Assessment Report can be viewed here ​New Bridgewater Bridge – major project permit – Tasmanian Planning Commission Website​.