TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town

Current Stage

Public Comment Invited on Case for Assessment

Proposal Details

Client: Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd

Premises: Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, Selfs Point Road, New Town 7008

Activity: Wastewater treatment works

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 10/8/2020

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 9/5/2024

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 6/6/2024

​​​​​​​​​The P​​roposal

The proposal is to increase the treatment capacity of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to accommodate predicted flows from both the existing Selfs Point WWTP and those currently treated by Macquarie Point WWTP. The treatment capacity of Selfs Point WWTP will be increased from 10.4 ML/day to 26 ML/day to provide adequate treatment capacity for anticipated catchment growth over the next 30 years. 

Discharge from the upgraded Selfs Point WWTP will be predominantly through the existing long outfall located at Blinking Billy Point. During high-intensity wet weather events and other abnormal operating scenarios discharge will occur via an existing outfall at Selfs Point.​

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to Hobart 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).

Notice of Intent 

 TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - NOI (PDF 2Mb)​


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, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - EIS Guidelines (PDF 236Kb)

 EIS General Guidelines (PDF 304Kb)

Public Exhibition of Documentation

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EIS) are available for public inspection and may be examined during normal business hours at:

Hobart City Council Offices,
16 Elizabeth Street
HOBART   TAS   7001

For assistance in accessing a copy of the EIS please contact TasWater (Email: enquiries@taswater.com.au or Ph:133 992​). 

Public Representations

In accordance with s.57(5) of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (LUPAA), any person may make a representation relating to the permit application (including the EIS) from Thursday 9th May 2024 to Thursday 6th June 2024 in writing to:

The General Manager
Hobart City Council
GPO Box 503
HOBART   TAS   7001

or by emailing the General Manager at: representation@hobartcity.com.au. ​

Please note that your correspondence may be publicly disclosed unless there is legitimate commercial, national security or environmental reason for confidentiality. If you would like your correspondence to remain confidential, please make a statement to that effect and indicate the basis for the request.

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, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - EIS (PDF 19Mb)

 TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - Appendix A (PDF 2Mb)

 TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - Appendix B (PDF 3Mb)

 TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - Appendix C (PDF 6Mb)

 TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - Appendix D (PDF 10Mb)

 TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - Appendix E (PDF 9Mb)

 TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - Appendix F (PDF 9Mb)

 TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - Appendix G (PDF 11Mb)

 TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - Appendix H (PDF 5Mb)

 TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - Appendix I (PDF 23Mb)

 TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - Appendix J (PDF 14Mb)

 TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town - Appendix K (PDF 3Mb)