Petuna Aquaculture Pty Ltd, Cressy Hatchery Upgrade

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

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

Assessment Completed: 7/1/2022

​​​​​​​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) 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.

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

Supplement to t​​he EIS

Submitted in response to the Board's call for further information following the public comment period.​

 Petuna Aquaculture Pty Ltd, Cressy Hatchery Upgrade - EIS Supplement (PDF 3Mb)

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.

 Petuna Aquaculture Pty Ltd, Cressy Hatchery Upgrade - EAR (PDF 26Mb)