ERA was engaged by SEMF to undertake the supporting planning work for a development of a pump station for the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania site in Taroona.
The work had a number of critical elements including a new seawater supply pump station, intake pipes extending approximately 460m out into the River Derwent, a new seawater filtration shed and storage tank, and general infrastructure including upgraded roads, lighting, power distribution network, piping and back-up power supply.
The approval for the development required careful negotiation between Crown Land Services, the Kingborough Council and Taswater, all of whom were key stakeholders owning land nearby. In addition, the planning assessment required a complicated assessment against the Scheme provisions, involving two separate zonings, 5 separate overlays, and provisions specific to accretions of the sea (the pipelines).
Following approval, ERA provided on going assistance to SEMF in obtaining the relevant building approvals, whilst continuing to meet the specific planning requirements.