Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd, South Blackwater Silica Mine, Blackwater Road

Current Stage

Public Comment Invited on Case for Assessment

Proposal Details

Client: Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd

Premises: South Blackwater Silica Mine

Activity: silica mine and materials handling facility

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 19/7/2021

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 10/7/2024

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 7/8/2024

The Proposal

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd is proposing to undertake a new silica mine, adjacent to its existing silica mine at Blackwater Silica Mine in North-West Tasmania. The proposed extraction limit is 75,000 tonnes per year, including crushing and screening of material.​

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).

​​Notice of Intent​

 Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd, South Blackwater Silica Mine, Blackwater Road - NOI (PDF 8Mb)

Environmental Effects Report Guidelines

EER Guidelines have been prepared by the Board to assist the proponent to prepare a case for assessment. Based on the information contained in the Notice of Intent, the guidelines identify the key issues which are expected to be relevant to the assessment of the proposal.

 Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd, South Blackwater Silica Mine, Blackwater Road - EER Guidelines (PDF 597Kb)

Public Exhibition of Documentation

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EER) are available for public inspection and may be examined during normal business hours at:

Circular Head Council Offices
33 Goldie Street
SMITHTON   TAS   7330

For assistance in accessing a copy of the EER, please contact Carly Clark, Principal Environmental Scientist, Pitt & Sherry, cclark@pittsh.com.au

Public Representations

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 EER) from Wednesday 10 July 2024 to Wednesday 07 August 2024 in writing to:

The General Manager
Circular Head​ Council
PO Box 348 
SMITHTON   TAS   7330​

or by emailing the General Manager at: council@circularhead.tas.gov.au ​

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 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, South Blackwater Silica Mine, Blackwater Road - EER (PDF 53Mb)​