Public Submission Deadline 15 November 2014
A woodchip export development expected to transport 500,000 tonnes of woodchips each year, described as a Bulk Loading Facility, is proposed for Waterloo Bay on the Huon River.
Four massive barges would be permanently moored in Waterloo Bay, each being loaded with 10,000 tonnes of woodchip. A bulk woodchip carrier is to moor at Dover or Southport and the uncovered barges make their way down river where a total load of 40,000 tonnes would be transhipped to the woodchip carrier in the river.
This not only threatens the outstanding southern forests but also has potential impacts on the waterway, on other businesses, and on residents. Next to Surges Bay and opposite Petcheys Bay it will be visible up and down the Huon. Noise, road use by heavy truck traffic, safety, loss of public open space, and conflict with a clean and green developmental direction are all at issue.
Dover: Wednesday 5th November, Old School Gallery, 7-8.30pm
Cygnet: Thursday 6th November, Supper Room, 7-8.30 pm
There is very little time to make your voice heard on the Development Application and Planning Scheme Amendment proposal. These meetings have been organised by an alliance of concerned residents from the Huon. Please come.
Submissions: Your Opportunity to Make Your Views Known
The proposals for a Planning Scheme Amendment and a Development Application are now in a stage of public consultation. You can make a submission, of any length or level of detail. The deadline for submissions is 15 November 2014 (midnight). Address submissions to the General Manager of the Huon Valley Council and send by:
Post: PO Box 210, Huonville, 7109
Fax: 6264 0399
The documents relating to this development can be viewed at: http://www.huonvalley.tas.gov.au/page.aspx?u=776 (Attachments for October meeting, Item 16.068, Attachments A-J)
Note: Bob is unable to attend this meeting, but please come along and make your voice heard at one of the meetings.
Dover, Tasmania 7117
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