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Tarkine Public Environment Report


Notice for Publication of Finalised Public Environment Report under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The proposed action is identified as the Tarkine Forest Drive project, in the North West of Tasmania (EPBC 2011/6210), to be developed by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources.  It is proposed to seal and improve 92.7kms of existing road, replace 2 bridges and improve tourism facilities to greater visitation by tourists.

The proposed action is a Controlled Action under the EPBC Act.  The controlling provisions are Listed Threatened Species and Communities (Sections 18 and 18A).  The action is to be assessed by Public Environment Reoprt.

Documentation relating to the proposed action will be on display during business hours from Wednesday 2 January 2013 at the following locations;

  • Smithton Library, Nelson Street, Smithton.
  • Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources, 10 Murray Street, Hobart.
  • DPIPWE Library, 134 Macquarie Street, Hobart.
  • Cradle Coast Authority, 30 Marine Tereace, Burnie.
  • Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Resources Library, John Gorton Building, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, ACT.

Interested persons and organisations are invited to inspect the finalised Public Environment Report, Persons with special needs, (e.g. for whom English is a second language or who have vision impairment) may contact the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources.

Response to Submissions, (PDF)_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources is planning a project to seal 92.7km of existing road and replacing 2 bridges along Tarkine Forest Drive to improve tourism facilities and facilitate greater visitation by tourists.

A Public Environment Report assessing the environmental impact of the proposed works has been made available for public comment at the following locations:

Circular Head Council  
33 Goldie Street  
10 Murray Street
Smithton Library   
Nelson Street   

Service Tasmania
134 Macquarie Street
Cradle Coast Authority   
30 Marine Terrace       
Resource Library
John Gorton Building
King Edward Terrace

Interested persons and organisations are invited to comment in writing on the Public Environment Report.  Comments in writing must be received within 20 business days (no later than close of business 12 November 2012).  Written submissions can be sent to:

The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources,
C/-Andrew Fowler
GPO Box 936
Hobart   TAS   7001
Phone: 6233 3338
Fax:    6233 6736