Southern Waste Solutions, Treatment Wetlands Pilot Trial, Copping Landfill

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Southern Waste Solutions

Premises: Copping Landfill off Arthur Highway, Copping 7174

Activity: Wetland leachate treatment facility

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 6/6/2018

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 1/12/2018

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 18/12/2018

Assessment Completed: 15/2/2019

The Proposal

Southern Waste Solutions has proposed to construct and operate a pilot wetland leachate treatment system.

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Sorell 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 and Public Representations

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application was made available for public inspection. The public comment period is now closed.

Following the public comment period the proponent was required by the Board to prepare an EER Supplement to address issues raised in public and government agency consultation

Environmental Effects Report

The purpose of the EER 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 EER was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of an EER which were provided by the Board.

Southern Waste Solutions, Treatment Wetlands Pilot Trial, Copping Landfill - EER

Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision

The environmental assessment report 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.

Southern Waste Solutions, Treatment Wetlands Pilot Trial, Copping Landfill - EAR