Tasmanian Advanced Minerals, Silica Flour Waste Depot, Calder

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd

Premises: Woodhouse Road, Calder 7325

Activity: Silica waste depot

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 29/8/2016

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 8/7/2017

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 22/7/2017

Assessment Completed: 26/9/2017

The Proposal

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd has proposed to construct and operate a waste depot for the disposal of a maximum of 49,500 tonnes of waste silica flour per year at Hanson's gravel pit, mining lease 69M/1980, off Calder Road, Calder.

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Waratah-Wynyard 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 of all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EER) were made available for public inspection.  The public comment period is 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 and planning 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, Silica Flour Waste Depots EER   (12Mb)

  Tasmanian Advanced Minerals, Waste Silica Flour Depot, Calder, EER Supplement   (2Mb)

Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision

The environmental assessment report has now been completed and can be viewed below. This report contains an environmental assessment and recommendations to the Board in relation to the proposal. The permit conditions required by the Board to be included in the land use permit, if a permit is granted, by Waratah-Wynyard Council are contained in the environmental assessment report.

  Tasmanian Advanced Minerals, Waste Silica Flour Depot, Calder, EAR   (5Mb)