UPC Robbins Island Pty Ltd, Jim's Plain Renewable Energy Park, North West Tasmania

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: UPC Robbins Island Pty Ltd

Premises: Little Harcus Road, Jims Plain 7330

Activity: Wind farm

Class of Assessment: 2C

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 27/10/2017

Draft Guidelines Opened for Public Comment: 9/12/2017

Draft Guidelines Closed for Public Comment: 23/12/2019

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 7/12/2019

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 29/1/2019

Assessment Completed: 17/4/2020

The Proposal

UPC Robbins Island Pty Ltd has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) project under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 with the Circular Head 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).

The DPEMP was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of a DPEMP which were provided by the Board.

Draft DPEMP Guidelines and Public Submissions

Draft DPEMP Project Specific Guidelines (the draft Guidelines) have been prepared which identify the key issues that must be addressed in the DPEMP for the proposal. 

Public comment was invited on the draft guidelines, the comment period has now closed. The final guidelines have been issued to the proponent.

  UPC Robbins Island Pty Ltd, Jims Plain Renewable Energy Park - Final DPEMP Guidelines   (992Kb)

Notice of Intent

The statutory assessment process commences with the submission of a Notice of Intent (NOI) by the proponent.  The NOI is prepared by the proponent and provides an overview of the proponent, the proposal, proposal location and potential impacts that may be caused by the proposed activity.

  UPC Robbins Island Pty Ltd, Jims Plain Renewable Energy Park - NOI   (3Mb)​

Public Exhibition of Documentation

A copy of the permit application, and of all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the DPEMP) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation period has now closed.

Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

The purpose of the DPEMP is to provide a source of information upon which interested individuals, groups, government agencies and the Board may consider the environmental and planning impacts of the proposal.

The DPEMP was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of a DPEMP which were provided by the Board.

  UPC Robbins Island Pty Ltd - Jims Plain Renewable Energy Park - DPEMP   (19Mb)

  List of Appendices   (6Kb)

  Appendices A - B   (27Mb)

  Appendices C - I   (29Mb)

  Appendices J - M (Appendix L Confidential)   (11Mb)

  Appendice N   (257Kb)

  Appendices O - R   (6Mb)

Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision

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.

  UPC Robbins Island Pty Ltd, Jims Plain Renewable Energy Park - EAR   (1Mb)​