TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade, Tinderbox

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd

Premises: Blackmans Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant, off Tinderbox Road East, Blackmans Bay 7052

Activity: Wastewater treatment plant

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 8/5/2014

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 5/11/2016

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 5/12/2016

Assessment Completed: 16/2/2017

​The Proposal

TasWater proposed to upgrade the sewage treatment plant (STP) at Blackmans Bay. The upgrade includes increasing the capacity from 4.125 ML per day to an Average Dry Weather Flow of 8.53 ML per day.

The proponent had lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to Kingborough 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 DPEMP) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation period has now closed. 

Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

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

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - DPEMP

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - Appendix A - Design Drawings

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - Appendix B - Ecological Appendices

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - Appendix C - Sewage Treatment Plant Contingency Management Manual

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - Appendix D - Near-field Modelling of Effluent

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - Appendix E - Odour Modelling Report

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - Appendix F - Noise Modelling Report

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - Appendix G - Infauna Monitoring Blackmans Bay Dec 2015

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - Appendix G - KELP EPBC assessment CEE 2015

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - Appendix G - Water Quality Monitoring Blackmans Bay Dec 2015

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - Appendix H - Project Specific Guidelines

Supplement

Submitted in response to the Board's call for further information following the public comment period.

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - Supplement

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.

TasWater, Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant - EAR