Petuna Aquaculture Pty Ltd, Cressy Hatchery Upgrade

Current Stage

Public Comment Invited on Case for Assessment

Proposal Details

Client: CBM Sustainable Design Pty Ltd on behalf of Petuna Aquaculture Pty Ltd

Premises: 155 Burlington Road, Cressy 7302

Activity: Finfish farming (hatchery)

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 29/1/2020

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 2/10/2021

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 2/11/2021

​​​​​The Pro​po​​sal

CBM Sustainable Design Pty Ltd has made an application on behalf of hatchery owner/operator ​​​Petuna Aquaculture Pty Ltd proposing to upgrade existing salmonid hatchery facilities through the construction of a new, additional Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS), and reconfiguration of the existing flow-through ponds. No increase in production is proposed.

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to Northern Midlands 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) are available for public inspection and may be examined during normal business hours at:

Northern Midlands Council Offices,
13 Smith Street, Longford.

Copies of the EIS may be obtained from CBM Sustainable Design Pty Ltd, by phone (03) 6332 6988, or by email:

Public Represent​ations

In accordance with s.57(5) of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (LUPAA), any person may make a representation relating to the permit application (including the EIS) from Saturday 2 October 2021 to Tuesday 2 November 2021 in writing to:

The General Manager
Northern Midlands Council
PO Box 156, Longford 7301

or by emailing the General Manager at:​

Please note that your correspondence may be publicly disclosed unless there is legitimate commercial, national security or environmental reason for confidentiality. If you would like your correspondence to remain confidential, please make a statement to that effect and indicate the basis for the request.

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.

 Petuna Aquaculture Pty Ltd, Cressy Hatchery Upgrade - EIS (PDF 23Mb)