TasWater, Swansea Dam Upgrade, Swansea

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd

Premises: Lots 1 and 2, Tasman Highway, Swansea 7190

Activity: Quarry

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 27/11/2017

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 24/2/2018

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 10/3/2018

Assessment Completed: 20/4/2018

The Proposal

TasWater has proposed the excavation of clay and gravel on land adjacent to Swansea Dam that will be used to repair and upgrade the dam and to create new water storages on adjoining agricultural land. It includes two 'borrow pits' and excavation of an existing spoil mound, with a screening plant to be utilized to process the material extracted from the spoil mound. A total of 100,000 cubic meters of materials excavation is proposed. 

The proponent lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) 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).​

Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EER) was made available for public inspection. The public comment period has now closed.​

Environmental Effects Report

The purpose of the EER 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 EER was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of an EER which were provided by the Board.

TasWater, Swansea Dam Upgrade - Environmental Effects Report

Environmental Assessment Report and EPA D​ecision

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, Swansea Dam Upgrade - EAR