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


AG and BJ Riley, Gravel Pit Road, Nook - Increased Production

Proposal to expand the existing AG & BJ Riley quarry at Nook from the current limit of 350m AHD down to a level of 260m AHD while also increasing production rate from 50,000 to a maximum of 150,000 cubic metres per annum (approximately 240,000 tonnes per annum), all of which may be crushed/screened.​

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 15/12/2022

Recently Closed Assessment Consultations


Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd, Hawkes Creek North Silica Mine, Hawkes Creek

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd is proposing to undertake a new silica mine, adjacent to its existing silica mine at Hawkes Creek in North-West Tasmania. The proposed extraction limit is 5,000 tonnes per year. All crushing and screening of product is proposed to take place at the existing Hawkes Creek site. Therefore, provided existing processing limits at the Hawkes Creek site are complied with, the proposed activity will be extraction only.

Case for Assessment closed: 12/9/2022

Ark Energy Projects Pty Ltd, Hellyer Wind Farm, Hampshire

Epuron Projects Pty Ltd proposes to construct a wind farm located at 2753 Ridgley Highway, Hampshire, approximately 26 km southwest of Burnie. The proposed windfarm will have a total generating capacity of 300 MW with up to 48 wind turbines. Infrastructure will include roads, construction hardstand and laydown areas, temporary concrete batching plants, temporary construction site office and amenities, and an operations site office and maintenance building. On-site quarries will also be considered if feasible. Two network transmission options are being considered. Development of an onsite connection switchyard, connecting to the existing 110 kV Hampshire-Waratah Tee line which crosses the project area, and a second option involving the construction of a new transmission line which would connect to the proposed 220 kV Hampshire Hills switchyard (TasNetworks), which is likely to be located just north of the site.

Draft guidelines closed: 13/11/2022

Marinus Link Pty Ltd, Marinus Link Heybridge Shore Crossing, Heybridge and Coastal Waters

Marinus Link Pty Ltd is proposing the construction and operation of a power cable and associated infrastructure, known as Marinus Link, from Heybridge in Northern Tasmania, across Bass Strait to Victoria. The Shore Crossing component of the Marinus Link project includes horizontal directional drilling and laying of the cable from the Converter Station site at Heybridge, under the shoreline and out across Bass Strait.

Draft guidelines closed: 12/9/2022

Marinus Link Pty Ltd, Marinus Link Heybridge Converter Station, Heybridge

Marinus Link Pty Ltd is proposing the construction and operation of a power cable and associated infrastructure known as Marinus Link, from Heybridge in Northern Tasmania, across Bass Strait to Victoria. The Converter Station component of the Marinus Link project includes construction and operation of a large converter station complex at Heybridge, on an existing cleared site adjacent to the Bass Highway, near Minna Road, Heybridge.

Draft guidelines closed: 12/9/2022