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Gravelly Beach

Stage 2 - Gravelly Beach Foreshore Project

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​Stage 2 - Gravelly Beach Foreshore Project

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) invites public submissions on the proposed Gravelly Beach Foreshore Stage 2 Project.  The West Tamar Council (WTC) is proposing this upgrade which delivers Stage 2, Precinct 2 of the Gravelly Beach Foreshore Master Plan.  This proposal includes:
  • A new rock wall and land reclamation opposite the shops to be used as a recreation area (~2,500m²)
  • Beach nourishment
  • Extending the current car parking areas to allow greater capacity for parking and walking to shops.
  • BBQ shelter and picnic node
  • Beach access (ramps & stairs)
  • Seawall repair
  • Connecting walkways to join carparks
  • Stormwater drainage improvements 
  • Opportunity for public art
The Reserve Activity Assessment, Level 3 and supporting specialist studies describe the proposed development, outline potential impacts to natural, cultural and recreational values and provides commitments to avoid or mitigate negative impacts. These reports were prepared in accordance with PWS advice. 

​Project​ stages​

​Stage 1 - Draft Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) and supporting information are  accepted as suitable for public consultation.​

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

​Stage 3 - The period for making public submissions has now closed.  Final RAA and Submission Report is prepared by the proponent, addressing comments received during the public consultation process.

​Stage 4 - ​Assessment of the final RAA is completed. PWS prepares an Environmental Assessment Report (EAR) including the submission report and public submissions.​​

​Stage 5 - Final RAA, EAR and public submissions are published on the PWS website.


Key dates

Public Consultation period beings
  • ​Saturday 2nd September 2023
Close of comment period
  • 5pm, Monday 2nd October 2023 
Final RAA assessment completed
  • TBA
Final RAA, EAR and public submissions published
  • ​TBA

Have your say 

The draft EIS and supporting documents can be viewed or downloaded from this page. 

To have your say Email a written submission to: Gravellybeach@parks.tas.gov.au​ 

All written submissions on the EIA must be received by close of business (COB) 17:00 TBA (28 days after consultation opens).​

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.​

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

 Reserve Activity Assessment Gravelly Beach Foreshore (PDF 3Mb)

 Gravelly Beach Foreshore Master Plan (PDF 19Mb)

 Environmental Impacts Assessment (PDF 4Mb)

 Construction Environmental Management Plan (PDF 1Mb)

 Geotechnical Investigation (PDF 4Mb)

 Traffic Impact Statement (PDF 4Mb)

 Engineering Drawings Beach Reclamation and Beach Design (PDF 6Mb)

 Bund Construction Sequence (PDF 1Mb)

 Record of Advice from Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania (PDF 271Kb)

 Project Management Framework (PDF 3Mb)

 Site Plan (PDF 6Mb)

 Barbeque Shelter Elevations (PDF 2Mb)

 Economic Profile (PDF 1Mb)

 Stormwater Drawings (PDF 97Kb)