Thurlow Metal Recycling Pty Ltd, Metal Recycling Facility, Bridgewater

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Thurlow Metal Recycling Pty Ltd

Premises: 120 Cove Hill Road, Bridgewater 7030

Activity: Metal Recycling Facility

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 12/11/2020

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 19/2/2022

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 7/3/2022

Assessment Completed: 20/6/2022

​​​​​​​​​The Proposal

Thurlow Metal Recycling Pty Ltd is proposing to receive and process scrap metal including car bodies, batteries, engines, refrigeration units, drums and gas cylinders for recycling. Up to 1000 tonnes per annum of materials will be received through the facility, with processed materials stored prior to dispatch to other facilities for further processing and recycling.​​

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Brighton 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 EER) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation 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.

 Thurlow Metal Recycling Facility, Bridgewater - EER (PDF 19Mb)

​​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.

 Thurlow Metal Recycling Facility, Bridgewater - EAR (PDF 2Mb)