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.​

Assessments Open for Public Comment

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 open for public comment until: 3/4/2024

Recently Closed Assessment Consultations

Bell Bay Powerfuels Pty Ltd, Bell Bay Powerfuels Project - Bell Bay

Bell Bay Powerfuels Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of ABEL Energy Pty Ltd) proposes to construct and operate a green methanol facility that will produce 300,000 tonnes of green methanol per annum by combining synthesis gas (syngas) from gasification of forestry residues with green hydrogen from water electrolysis powered by renewable onshore wind power.

Draft guidelines closed: 10/1/2024

Meander Valley Council, Deloraine Landfill, Tip Road, Deloraine

Meander Valley Council is proposing to increase the height of the existing landfill area at Deloraine Landfill by two metres. The increase would provide an additional two years of landfill disposal at Deloraine Landfill (based on the filling rates from previous years).

Case for Assessment closed: 6/2/2024

South Arm Pipeline, Class A Water Treatment Plant, Blackmans Bay

Proposal to construct and operate a plant to treat Class B effluent from Blackmans Bay STP to Class A effluent for use in an effluent reuse scheme at South Arm Recreational area. The EER covers the construction and operation of the plant and the application of re-use water for the South Arm recreational area.

Case for Assessment closed: 15/12/2023

TasWater, Macquarie Point Sewage Pumping Station

The proposal is for a sewage pumping station with a design average dry weather flow pumping capacity of approximately 160 litres per second and 1.85 megalitre emergency storage

Case for Assessment closed: 15/12/2023