The following notice is published pursuant to Section 95A (3) of the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council  is proposing to construct and operate a 3000 megalitre capacity water storage on the Tea Tree Rivulet 14 kms from Orford, Tasmania.

The proposed action was referred to the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy (DoEE) to determine whether assessment and approval under the EPBC Act was required. On 16 June 2017, the proposed action was deemed a ‘controlled action’, subject to assessment by Preliminary Documentation. The controlling provision under the EPBC Act is ‘listed threatened species and communities’ (Sections 18 and 18A).

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council is now inviting public comments on the preliminary documentation that will be used to assess the proposed action under the EPBC Act.

The preliminary documentation is now available for viewing at the following locations:

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, 9 Melbourne Street, Triabunna, Victoria, 7190

Environment Protection Authority, via Service Tasmania, 134 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000

Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy, email to arrange a time for viewing at the Department of the Environment and Energy in Canberra, ACT

Electronic copies of the documentation can also be accessed at:

The public comment period is open for 10 business days between 2 August 2018 and 15 August 2018. Comments can be made via:


North Barker Ecosystem Services,

163 Campbell Street, Hobart

Tasmania 7000


Persons with special needs (e.g. for whom English is a second language or who have vision impairment) can contact Dr Philip Barker North Barker Ecosystem Services on 0438 250 713 or at for assistance in accessing the documentation.

David Metcalf

General Manager

Consultation is underway on a new planning scheme for Glamorgan Spring Bay Council.  Details are available by clicking here.