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Kelvedon Beach Car Park and Walking Track Proposal

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​​The Department of State Growth (DSG) is leading the planning and design work to improve driver safety and visitor experience along the Great Eastern Drive.  This proposal is one of the initiatives for this area.

DSG has hired ERA Planning and Environment with Burbury Consulting to progress the design and approval of the works associated with creating a ne​w sealed car park to accommodate five standard vehicles and one larger vehicle.  It will ensure a sealed entry and exit off the Tasman Highway, and include a three-metre length of walking track from the car park to the entrance of the beach and rock bollards to contain vehicle access to the greater reserve. 

The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared in accordance with  PWS advice. The proposal  will address the existing use of the in​formal carpark, improve visitor safety, and control the risk of environmental harm to sensitive coastal dune vegetation. ​​

Project Stages

Stage 1 - Draft Environmental I​mpact Statement (EIS) and supporting information are accepted as suitable for public consultation.

​Stage 2 - Public consultation process is advertised in three regional papers. Draft EIS and supporting information are available on the ‘Have your say’ page of PWS website.​

Stage 3 - Final EIS and Submission Report is prepared by PWS, addressing comments received during the public consultation process..
Stage 4 - Assessment of the final EIS is completed and PWS prepares an Environmental Assessment Report (EAR) including the submission report and public submissions.
Stage 5 - Final EIS, EAR and public submission are published on the PWS website​.

Key Dates​

Public consultation period begins

  • ​Saturday, 20 February 2021

Close of comment period

  • ​Saturday, 6 March 2021

Final EIS assessment completed

  • ​To be announced

EIS, EAR and public submissions published

  • ​To be announced

Have your say

The draft EIS and supporting documents can be viewed or downloaded from this page. To have your say, you can submit comments by:​​

  • Emailing a written submission to
  • Posting to Kelvedon Beach - New Car Park, PWS Southern Region, PO Box 126 Moonah TAS 7009​​

I​f you have any questions please email

All written submissions on the draft EIS must be received by 5 pm Saturday, 6 March 2021. ​

Accessibility of documents 

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally​​​ placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please​ consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent. The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Important information to ​note

​​Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise. 

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.

If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.

Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.

The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

​The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.

Reference Documents 

  Kelvedon Beach Conservation Area Car Park and Walking Track Draft EIS   (18Mb)​