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Environment Protection Licence No. 2274

Licence Information

Perisher Blue Pty Ltd owns and operates the Skitube Alpine Railway which provides train services between Bullocks Flat, Perisher Valley and Blue Cow within the Kosciuszko National Park in South Eastern NSW.

Perisher is the holder of Environment Protection Licence No. 2274 (EPL 2274), which licences the Bullocks Flat Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). The STP is located nearby to the Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal, on the Alpine Way via Jindabyne NSW, 2627. The STP operates year-round to service the needs of the terminal and its associated offices and workshop facilities.

This website provides information about the environmental performance of the STP, to meet Perisher’s obligations under the  Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (NSW) (PoEO Act).

The full licence can be viewed on the EPA website HERE.

 

Monitoring / Discharge Points and Areas

The following monitoring/ discharge points are outlined in Condition P1.2 of EPL 2274, and are indicated on the attached map:

  • Point 1 – effluent volume monitoring, immediately prior to the UV disinfection facility.
  • Point 2 – discharge to waters, from the final pond to Thredbo River.
  • Point 3 - environmental monitoring point, 20m upstream of the final discharge to Thredbo River (Point 2).
  • Point 4 – environmental monitoring point, 100m downstream of the final discharge to Thredbo River (Point 2).
  • Point 5 – effluent quality monitoring, at the outlet of the UV disinfection unit.

EPL 2274, requires that sampling at Monitoring Points 3, 4 and 5 be carried out monthly between 1 June and 30 September and quarterly between 1 October and 31 May.


Concentration Limits

The concentration limits specified in EPL 2274 for Monitoring Point 5 only, are shown in Table 1 below:

Table 1- Monitoring Point 5 Concentration Limits

Pollutant

Units of Measure

50 percentile concentration limit

80 percentile concentration limit

90 percentile concentration limit

100 percentile concentration limit

Biochemical oxygen demand

milligrams per litre

              -

              -

10

30

Faecal coliforms

colony forming units  per 100 millilitres

              -

 

200

600

Nitrogen (ammonia)

milligrams per litre

              -

              -

2

3

Nitrogen (total)

milligrams per litre

              -

              -

10

15

Oil and Grease

milligrams per litre

-

              -

2

10

pH

pH

              -

              -

6.5-8.5

6.5-8.5

Phosphorous (total)

milligrams per litre

              -

              -

0.3

0.5

Total suspended solids

milligrams per litre

              -

              -

15

35

Attachments

Monitoring Results - a spreadsheet displaying Bullocks Flat Sewage Treatment Plant Monitoring Results.

Site Map - a site map showing the location of the Bullocks Flat Sewage Treatment Plant and relevant monitoring points. 

Pollution Incident Response Management Plan - an extract from Perisher's STP Pollution Incident Response Management Plan relating to communication with the community and relevant authorities.