Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd, Hawkes Creek North Silica Mine, Hawkes Creek

Current Stage

Public Comment Closed on Case for Assessment

Proposal Details

Client: Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd

Premises: Hawkes Creek North Silica Mine, off Chatlee Road, Hawkes Creek 7330

Activity: Silica mine

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 18/11/2019

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 13/8/2022

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 12/9/2022

​​​​The Pro​​posal

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd is proposing to undertake a new silica mine, adjacent to its existing silica mine at Hawkes Creek in North-West Tasmania. The proposed extraction limit is 5,000 tonnes per year. All crushing and screening of product is proposed to take place at the existing Hawkes Creek site. Therefore, provided existing processing limits at the Hawkes Creek site are complied with, the proposed activity will be extraction only.​​

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Circular Head 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 consulation 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.

 Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd, Hawkes Creek North Silica Mine - EER (PDF 2Mb)

 Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd, Hawkes Creek North Silica Mine - Appendix A (PDF 5Mb)