EPA considers proposal for Windsors Quarry Extension, 2118 Lyell Highway, Hayes

​The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by MSD Constructions Pty Ltd to extend the existing Windsors Quarry at Hayes in the Derwent Valley.

The proposal is for the extension of the maximum extraction area allowed at the existing Level 2 quarry and to allow loading and carting of product from 0600 hours on weekdays. No other changes are proposed and the existing limit of 20,000 cubic metres of material extracted and processed (crushed/screened) per year, or to the methods of extraction and processing.

The EPA Acting Executive Director, Environmental Assessments, Helen Mulligan, who made the determination under delegation from the EPA Board, concluded that the proposed development can be managed in an environmentally sustainable and acceptable manner, with certain conditions. The Board requires these conditions to be included in any permit subsequently granted by the Derwent Valley Council.

The proposal was considered by the Board's delegate in the context of the sustainable development objectives of the Resource Management and Planning System of Tasmania (RMPS), and in the context of the objectives of the Environmental Management and Pollution Control System (EMPCS) established by the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA).

The functions of the EPA are to administer and enforce the provisions of EMPCA, to further the RMPS and EMPCS objectives and, in particular, to use its best endeavours to protect the environment of Tasmania.

The Acting Executive Director, Environmental Assessments, undertook assessment of the proposal in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment Principles defined in Section 74 of the Act.

The environmental assessment report, including the environmental conditions, has been issued to the applicant, and Derwent Valley Council.

This decision and all assessment documents can be viewed at MSD Constructions Pty Ltd, Windsors Quarry Extension, Hayes​.

Published on: 19/06/2024