Public Consultations

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This page lists open and recently closed public consultations, including development proposals being assessed by the Environment Protection Authority. 

These consultations provide opportunities for the community and stakeholders to have their say. ​

See also Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania​ (NRE Tas) and Parks and Wildlife Service for public consultations run by those agencies.​​​​​

Note: Public consultations in relation to environmental legislation will be notified on the NR​​E Tas website - see Environmental Management.​

Assessments Open for Public Comment


Break O'Day Council - Scamander Inert Landfill, Coach Road, Scamander

Break O’Day Council is proposing to construct and operate an inert landfill at the site of a former Level 2 putrescible landfill, which currently operates as a municipal waste transfer station. The proposal is to accept up to 3,000 tonnes of inert waste per year, to be filled in cells and then capped.

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 11/6/2022

Recently Closed Assessment Consultations


UPC Robbins Island Pty Ltd, Robbins Island Renewable Energy Park, Northwest Tasmania

UPC Robbins Island Pty Ltd proposes to lodge a permit application for a wind energy project under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 with the Circular Head Council.

Case for Assessment closed: 28/2/2022

Downer EDI Asphalt Plant, Mowbray

The proposed asphalt plant will replace an existing Downer EDI facility on a different site, which will be decommissioned. The plant will enable the incorporation of recycled plastics, glass, flyash, rubber and recycled asphalt material as well as bitumen and crushed rock to a maximum of 50,000 tonnes per annum.

Case for Assessment closed: 21/3/2022

Thurlow Metal Recycling Pty Ltd, Metal Recycling Facility, Bridgewater

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.

Case for Assessment closed: 7/3/2022

Venture Minerals Limited, Mt Livingstone Mine, Tullah

A new iron ore mine comprising extraction at the Mt Livingstone site, crushing and screening at the site of the existing Riley Mine and Direct Shipment of Ore (DSO) via truck to Burnie port and onward shipment.

Draft guidelines closed: 21/5/2022

Venture Minerals Limited, Mt Lindsay Mine, Tullah

A new underground Tin-Tungsten-Magnetite-Copper mine including temporary surface waste storage and operating infrastructure.

Draft guidelines closed: 21/5/2022

D N Hughes, Western Junction Quarry, Southern Expansion

The proposal involves the extension of the existing mining lease in a southerly direction and a retraction of the currently approved extraction area closer to the Launceston Airport runway. No changes to the current regulatory limits or methods of extraction are proposed. The activity is currently approved to extract and process up to 312,500 cubic metres of material per year.

Case for Assessment closed: 1/4/2022