TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project

Current Stage

Public Comment Closed on Case for Assessment

Proposal Details

Client: TasWater

Premises: Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant

Activity: Wastewater treatment works

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 8/7/2022

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 29/2/2024

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 3/4/2024

​​The Proposal

The proposal is to continue to operate the existing Bicheno Sewage Treatment Plant and existing effluent recycled water scheme at the Bicheno Golf Club, and to expand the wastewater reuse scheme to other nearby properties, with the aim of significantly reducing discharges to the Old Mines Lagoons.   ​​

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to Glamorgan Spring Bay 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

 TasWater , Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - NOI (PDF 9Mb)

Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines

EIS 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.

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - EIS Guidelines (PDF 2Mb)

Public Exhibition of Documentation

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EIS) were made available for public consultation, the public consultation period has now closed.

​Environmental Impact Statement

The purpose of the EIS 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 EIS was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the Project Specific Guidelines for preparation of an EIS which were provided by the Board.

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - EIS (PDF 21Mb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix A (PDF 15Mb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix B (PDF 220Kb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix C (PDF 2Mb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix D (PDF 427Kb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix E (PDF 13Mb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix F (PDF 7Mb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix G (PDF 3Mb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix H (PDF 1Mb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix I (PDF 5Mb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix J (PDF 4Mb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix K (PDF 3Mb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix L (PDF 955Kb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix M (PDF 558Kb)

 TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project - Appendix N (PDF 109Kb)