Tartana Resources Limited, Zeehan Zinc Project Stage 2, Tasmanian Smelters Site, Zeehan

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Tartana Resources Limited

Premises: Tasmanian Smelters Site, Henty Road, Zeehan

Activity: Mine & Materials Handling Facility

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 16/7/2021

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 4/6/2022

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 2/7/2022

Assessment Completed: 11/8/2022

​​​​The Proposal

​Tartana Resources Limited is seeking a permit to extract historic zinc slag from the former Tasmanian Smelters Site on Henty Road, Zeehan. The proposal is an intensification of an existing activity and includes the extraction and processing of up to 135,000 cubic metres of zinc slag per year. The slag will be physically extracted using earthmoving equipment, screened and oversize material crushed. ​

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to West Coast 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 EER) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation period has now closed. 

​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.

 Tartana Resources Limited, Zeehan Zinc Project Stage 2 - EER (PDF 6Mb)

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.

 Tartana Resources Limited - Zeehan Zinc Stage 2 - EAR (PDF 10Mb)