Timberlink Australia Pty Ltd, Wood and Plastics Composite Plant, Bell Bay

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Timberlink Australia Pty Ltd

Premises: 331 Old Bell Bay Road, Bell Bay 7253

Activity: A wood and plastics composite plant

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 30/7/2021

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 11/12/2021

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 11/1/2022

Assessment Completed: 17/2/2022

​​​The Pro​​​​posal

Timberlink Australia Pty Ltd proposes to construct a wood and plastics composite (WPC) plant at Timberlink Australia’s existing facility in Bell Bay, producing up to approximately 4000 cubic metres of product per year.​​

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to George Town 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 Documentatio​n

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.

Environmenta​​l 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.

 Timberlink Australia Pty Ltd, Wood and Plastics Composite Plant, Bell Bay - EER (PDF 3Mb)

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.

 Timberlink Australia Pty Ltd, Wood and Plastics Composite Plant, Bell Bay - EAR (PDF 3Mb)