TasWater, Geeveston Wastewater Treatment Plant, Discharge Relocation, Port Huon

Current Stage

Public Comment Invited on Case for Assessment

Proposal Details

Client: Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd

Premises: Geeveston Wastewater Treatment Plant and Shipwrights Point, Port Huon 7116

Activity: Wastewater treatment works

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 21/10/2020

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 10/9/2021

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 8/10/2021

​​​​​The Pro​posal

TasWater proposes to construct and operate a new treated effluent pump station, pipeline and outfall for the Geeveston Wastewater Treatment Plant relocating the discharge from the Kermandie River to the Huon River at Shipwrights Point.  The  Board will be assessing construction works and any changes to operations at Geeveston Wastewater Treatment Plant and construction and operation of the outfall from the high water mark to the point of discharge in the Huon River.​

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 Environmen​t Protection Authority (the Board) for assessment under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA).

Public Exhibition of D​​​ocumentation

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:

Huon Valley Council Offices,
40 Main Street

Copies of the EIS may be obtained from either:

Public Repr​​esentations

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 Friday 10 September 2021 to Thursday 7 October 2021 in writing to:

The General Manager
Huon Valley Council
PO Box 210

or by emailing the General Manager at: hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.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 Geeveston WWTP Discharge Relocation, Port Huon - EIS (PDF 44Mb)