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. ​

Note: For development proposals, Case for Assessment is the collective term for documents submitted by proponents and may take the form of an EIS, EER or, in the case of some older proposals, a DPEMP.​

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.​

Policy Consultations Open for Comment

Technical Standard - Soft Sediment Video Survey for Marine Finfish Farms

The purpose of this technical standard is to ensure that soft sediment video surveys are undertaken in accordance with a consistent, quality-assured and contemporary framework and to provide the foundations for the evaluation and reporting of the survey findings. Public comment on the technical and scientific content of the standard is open for six weeks.

Public comment invited until: 15/7/2024

Assessments Open for Public Comment

AllTas Engineering Pty Ltd, Collins Cap Quarry

AllTas Engineering Pty Ltd proposes to develop a crushing plant at its existing quarry off Collins Cap Road.

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 22/7/2024

Recently Closed Assessment Consultations

ABx Group Limited, DL 130 Bauxite Project, Reedy Marsh

The proposal is to extract up to 50,000 cubic meters of material per year via excavation, to produce mostly bauxite products. The proposal includes screening of most material and crushing of a small portion of the extracted material (up to 1,000 cubic meters per year).

Case for Assessment closed: 18/6/2024

TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town

The proposal is to increase the treatment capacity of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to accommodate predicted flows from both the existing Selfs Point WWTP and those currently treated by Macquarie Point WWTP. The treatment capacity of Selfs Point WWTP will be increased from 10.4 ML/day to 26 ML/day to provide adequate treatment capacity for anticipated catchment growth over the next 30 years.

Case for Assessment closed: 6/6/2024

BG & JM Barwick Pty Ltd, In-vessel Composting Facility, Boyer

The proposal involves the construction and operation of an in-vessel composting facility, producing up to 14,500 tonnes of compost product per year. The proposal composts within a closed loop system and includes a negative pressure facility that captures and treats (through a biofilter) odour produced from the composting process.

Case for Assessment closed: 5/6/2024

White Beach Civil Solutions Pty Ltd, White Beach Quarry Capacity Increase

White Beach Civil Solutions Pty Ltd is seeking approval to increase the maximum annual production capacity of the existing White Beach Quarry to 30,000 cubic metres of processed product.

Case for Assessment closed: 20/5/2024

MSD Constructions Pty Ltd, Windsors Quarry Extension, Hayes

The proposal is for the extension of the quarry footprint only, the existing regulatory limit of 20,000 cubic meters per annum will not change nor will the method of extraction and production.

Case for Assessment closed: 13/5/2024

Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd, North Pit Underground Operations, Savage River Mine

Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd is proposing to develop an underground mine below North Pit at Savage River Mine. The mine will be conducted in two stages, the first a trial mine developed using sub-level caving methods, followed by a main underground stage involving block cave mining.

Case for Assessment closed: 23/4/2024

The Cornwall Coal Company Pty Ltd, Cullenswood 6, St Marys

The Cornwall Coal Company Pty Ltd is proposing to extract up to 50,000 tonnes of raw coal per annum from a new open cut pit in the Cullenswood area.

Draft guidelines closed: 4/4/2024

TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project

The proposal is to continue to operate the existing Bicheno Sewage Treatment Plant and existing effluent recycled water scheme at the Bicheno Golf Club, and to expand the wastewater reuse scheme to other nearby properties, with the aim of significantly reducing discharges to the Old Mines Lagoons.

Case for Assessment closed: 3/4/2024