TasWater, Cygnet Wastewater Treatment Plant, Discharge Relocation, Port Cygnet

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd

Premises: Cygnet Wastewater Treatment Plant, Channel Highway, Cygnet 7112

Activity: Wastewater treatment works

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 16/10/2020

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 18/8/2021

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 15/9/2021

Assessment Completed: 22/11/2021

​​​​​​Th​​e Pr​​oposal

The proposal is to relocate the outfall (discharge) of the existing Cygnet Wastewater Treatment Plant from its current location on the foreshore above the high water mark to deeper water off Crooked Tree Point within Port Cygnet Bay. ​

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to Huon Valley 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 EIS) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation period has now closed.​

​E​nvironmental Impact Statem​​​ent

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 Cygnet Wastewater Treatment Plant - Discharge Relocation - EIS   (37Mb)

​​​Supplement to the EIS

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

 TasWater Cygnet Wastewater Treatment Plant - Discharge Relocation - EIS Supplement (PDF 217Kb)​

​Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision

The environmental assessment report (EAR) 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 Cygnet Wastewater Treatment Plant - Discharge Relocation - EAR (PDF 1Mb)​​