ERA were engaged by the owners of a boutique brewery that were operating in the peri-urban area of Old Beach to move into town and provide a public face to their business. The development application was to convert an existing warehouse along Elizabeth Street in North Hobart into a micro-brewery that included a bar. The capacity of the micro-brewery is 200,000L per annum (80 kegs per week). Majority of the beer is sold wholesale, to customers and other bars with approximately 12 percent of the production sold on site across the proposed bar. The micro-brewery also includes some bottling of beer, to provide for local distribution to speciality bottle shops, as well as for local festivals and events.
The microbrewery that has capacity of 200,000L per annum, is located within an urban environment near to a number of residential uses, sought operating hours of 6am through to midnight 7 days per week and included live music required a detailed analysis of environmental considerations and specific justification and mitigation measures to these. The considerations included odour, noise, wastewater, solid waste disposal and organic waste disposal.
ER were successful in obtaining a planning permit for the proposed micro-brewery and bar, which is now in full operation.