Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, Dalness Dam Quarry, White Hills

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd

Premises: Dalness Dam Quarry, 970 Blessington Road, White Hills 7258

Activity: Quarry

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 9/9/2016

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 15/2/2017

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 2/3/2017

Assessment Completed: 20/4/2017

The Proposal

Tasmanian Irrigation are proposing to extract up to 300,000 cubic metres of clay and other material from a temporary pit. The purpose of the pit is to supply construction material to the proposed Dalness Dam, which forms part of the North Esk 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, Dalness Dam Quarry, White Hills - 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, Dalness Dam Quarry, White Hills - EAR