Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) proposes to upgrade the existing sewage treatment plant in Jerrabomberra.
The existing sewage treatment plant was designed for 34,500 equivalent population (EP) but is currently exceeding its capacity. The proposal aims to increase the capacity up to 75,000 EP.
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) details the anticipated environmental impacts of a development, as well as proposing avoidance and mitigation measures. An EIS is prepared by a proponent to enable decision makers to understand the environmental consequences of a proposed development. The EIS is required to address matters raised in the scoping document for the proposal. Read more about the EIS process.
A scoping document has now been issued by the planning and land authority for this project (EIS201900029) which outlines the matters to be addressed in the EIS.
The Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council is currently preparing a draft EIS to address each matter raised in the scoping document. In accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2007, the draft EIS will be publicly notified here for a minimum of 20 working days once lodged. The public will have an opportunity to view the proposal and make representations at that stage and the proponent is required to address comments on the draft EIS in a revised EIS.