Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, Benbullen Quarry, 70 Calverts Road, Tayene

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd

Premises: Benbullen Quarry, 70 Calverts Road, Tayene 7259

Activity: Quarry

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 11/4/2016

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 15/3/2017

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 29/3/2017

Assessment Completed: 26/5/2017

The Proposal

Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd has proposed to construct and operate a quarry to extract up to 100,000m3 of rock and clay materials from two temporary pits (north and south pits).  The proposal may involve blasting, crushing and screening.  The purpose of the quarry is to supply construction materials to the proposed Camden Rivulet Dam, which forms part of the Scottsdale Irrigation Scheme.      

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Launceston City 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.

Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, Benbullen Quarry - 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.

Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, Benbullen Quarry - EAR