Overview

The major project proposes use and development of a new Bridgewater Bridge and associated road infrastructure.  It comprises a four lane bridge crossing the River Derwent with connecting interchanges at Granton and Bridgewater. The proposal affects land within the Brighton, Derwent Valley and Glenorchy municipalities.

This is the second stage of the major project assessment process under the Land Use Planning ad Approvals Act 1993 (the Act). The Major Project Impact Statement (MPIS) prepared by the proponent is assessed by the Development Assessment Panel (the Panel) against the assessment criteria. The Panel publicly exhibits the proposal and MPIS and invites comment. The Panel then decides whether to grant a major project permit.

You can view the first stage of this major project assessment process on our website.

Received

24/08/2021

Panel receives major project impact statement

The Department of State Growth provided the major project impact statement (MPIS) and supporting reports under section 60ZS of the Act.

Exhibition

19/01/2022 - 17/02/2022

Exhibition of major project impact statement

The Panel exhibits the major project impact statement and initial assessment report during this period. All exhibition documents are available below.

The number of representations received during this exhibition: 16

Exhibition documents

Assessment criteria New Bridgewater Bridge Major Project 04/01/2022 PDF, 1.9 MB Initial assessment report for the New Bridgewater Bridge major project 18 January 2022 19/01/2022 PDF, 1.2 MB Initial assessment report Appendix 2 – 18 January 2022 19/01/2022 PDF, 996.0 KB Initial assessment report Appendix 3 – 18 January 2022 18/01/2022 PDF, 54.6 MB Major project impact statement (MPIS) 12 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 14.6 MB MPIS Appendix A - Section 3 - Site Analysis 15 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 67.8 MB MPIS Appendix A - Section 4 - Land Use Planning 12 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 21.5 MB MPIS Appendix A - Section 5 - Participating Regulator Figures 12 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 23.9 MB MPIS Appendix AA - Design Drawings 12 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 8.1 MB MPIS Appendix B - Land Folios 12 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 13.6 MB MPIS Appendix BB - Memorandum - Comparison of Chosen Design to Completed Assessment of Coastal Inundation 10 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 293.3 KB MPIS Appendix BB - Memorandum - Comparison of Chosen Design to Completed Assessment of Dredging and Reclamation 11 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 436.4 KB MPIS Appendix BB - Memorandum - Comparison of Chosen Design to Completed Assessment of Dredging and Reclamation, and Flood-Prone Areas 12 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 182.2 KB MPIS Appendix BB - Memorandum - Comparison of Chosen Design to Completed Assessment of Public Open Space and Siting and Scale 12 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 54.6 KB MPIS Appendix C - Coastal Inundation Assessment 11 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 3.2 MB MPIS Appendix D - Marine Safety Assessment Report 5 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 2.1 MB MPIS Appendix E - Coastal Erosion Assessment 18 August 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 2.4 MB MPIS Appendix F - Solar Modelling Analysis 16 August 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 4.0 MB MPIS Appendix G - Aquatic Risk Assessment 4 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 31.5 MB MPIS Appendix H - Natural Values Assessment 5 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 12.5 MB MPIS Appendix I - Air Emissions Assessment 12 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 8.5 MB MPIS Appendix J - Noise Impact Assessment 8 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 71.1 MB MPIS Appendix K - Traffic Impact Assessment 11 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 3.3 MB MPIS Appendix L - Heritage Impact Statement 11 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 49.0 MB MPIS Appendix M - Archival Report 18 August 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 28.6 MB MPIS Appendix N - Contamination, Acid Sulfate Soil, Waste and Groundwater Investigation 2 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 90.5 MB MPIS Appendix O - Desktop Hydrogeological Assessment 29 July 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 4.7 MB MPIS Appendix P - Landslip Hazard Report 20 July 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 16.1 MB MPIS Appendix Q - Artificial Light Impact Assessment and Management Plan 22 August 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 6.3 MB MPIS Appendix R - Hydrodynamic Modelling 10 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 34.5 MB MPIS Appendix S - Flood Hazard Report 8 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 15.6 MB MPIS Appendix T - Retention Options Analysis 11 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 2.1 MB MPIS Appendix U - Recreation Impact Assessment 19 August 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 1.3 MB MPIS Appendix V - Landscape and Visual Impact Analysis 12 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 133.6 MB MPIS Appendix W - Geoheritage Impact Assessment August 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 2.9 MB MPIS Appendix X - Comparative Analysis 11 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 944.9 KB MPIS Appendix Y - Summary Aboriginal Heritage Report and Aboriginal Heritage Management Plan 2 August 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 6.3 MB MPIS Appendix Z - Stormwater Assessment 4 November 2021 04/01/2022 PDF, 2.6 MB

Hearing

15/03/2022 - 31/03/2022

Hearing (multiple dates)

Tasmanian Planning Commission, Level 3, 144 Macquarie Street, Hobart and Executive Building, Level 8, 15 Murray Street, Hobart

The hearing is scheduled on dates during this period. Refer to the attached schedule below for details.

Please be advised that the hearing scheduled for Wednesday 30 March 2022 has been rescheduled to MS Teams only. There is no in person attendance.

Amended Hearing schedule 25, 30, 31 March 2022 PDF, 279.3 KB

Hearing and futher submissions

Hearing submission - Department of Natural Resources and Environment 30 March 2022 01/04/2022 PDF, 339.1 KB Hearing submission - Department of State Growth 30 March 2022 01/04/2022 PDF, 5.5 MB Submission - Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania - response to a request made under section 60ZW of the Act 29 March 2022 29/03/2022 PDF, 1.4 MB Hearing submission - Department of State Growth 25 March 2022 29/03/2022 PDF, 16.2 MB Hearing submission - Department of State Growth - proposed amendments to TasWater conditions discussed at hearing 25 March 2022 29/03/2022 PDF, 176.4 KB Hearing Submission - Department of State Growth 24 March 2022 29/03/2022 PDF, 9.2 MB Hearing submission - Department of State Growth 15 March 2022 16/03/2022 PDF, 7.5 MB Submission - Environment Protection Authority 10 March 2022 11/03/2022 PDF, 101.8 KB Submission - Department of State Growth - update to Air Emissions Assessment Report 10 March 2022 10/03/2022 PDF, 8.3 MB Submission - Department of State Growth 10 March 2022 10/03/2022 PDF, 2.5 MB Submission - Department of Natural Resources and Environment 10 March 2022 10/03/2022 PDF, 1.1 MB Submission - TasWater 10 March 2022 10/03/2022 PDF, 121.9 KB Submission - Marine and Safety Tasmania - response to a request under section 60ZW of the Act 9 March 2022 11/03/2022 PDF, 169.4 KB Submission - Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania 8 March 2022 09/03/2022 PDF, 108.1 KB Submission - Department of State Growth 4 March 2022 07/03/2022 PDF, 317.2 KB

Decision

The Panel determined to grant the major project permit for the New Bridgewater Bridge major project under section 60ZZM of the Act.

18/05/2022

Panel grants major project permit

Decision and final assessment report 18 May 2022 PDF, 1.5 MB
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