Overview

Background

Proponent: Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA)

The Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removals are proposed under the Victorian Government’s program of 50 level crossing removals. The removal of these two separate level crossings at Edithvale Road, Edithvale and Station Street/Bondi Road, Bonbeach are proposed through rail under road as the preferred option at both Edithvale and Bonbeach.

Process

Minister for Planning’s Assessment

On Friday 31 August 2018, the Minister for Planning released his assessment under the Environment Effects Act 1978, which concludes the Environment Effects Statement (EES) process for this project. The assessment has been provided to the Minister for Public Transport and statutory decision-makers to inform approval decisions on this project, including for the planning scheme amendment.

Inquiry

An Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) was appointed to consider the EES and draft planning scheme amendment and public submissions and inquire into the environmental effects of the proposal.  

A Directions Hearing was held on 9 May 2018. The IAC held a public hearing from 4 June 2018 to 15 June 2018 and provided its report to the Minister for Planning on the 30 July 2018.

Exhibition of EES

The Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the Edithvale Bonbeach Level Crossing Project, together with the draft Planning Scheme Amendment, was released for public comment for a period of 30 business days, from 19 March to 2 May 2018.

Details on the public exhibition process are provided in the EES exhibition public notice (PDF, 135.7 KB).

Online submissions closed on 2 May 2018.

Consultation plan

LXRA have prepared a communication and consultation plan for the EES, outlining the opportunities and approaches for its community engagement during the preparation of the EES.

The plan may be updated as required during the preparation of the EES. If the plan changes, the updated version will be posted on this page.

Scoping requirements

The Scoping Requirements set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the EES. Draft Scoping Requirements for this EES were on public exhibition between 14 August 2017 to 4 September 2017.

After considering public submissions on the Draft Scoping Requirements, the Minister for Planning issued final Scoping Requirements in September 2017.

Minister's Decision: EES Requested

On 5 May 2017 the Minister for Planning requested Level Crossing Removal Authority to prepare an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) under the Environment Effects Act 1978 to assess the potential environmental effects of the project:

Submissions

As per the Terms of Reference, all submissions have been uploaded online:

View the submissions

More information

If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch via the contact details below.

  • Proposed Edithvale and Bonbeach Level Crossing Removal Project:
    Level Crossing Removal Authority - LXRA
    ☎ Phone:1800 762 667
    ✉ Email: contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au

Panel or Committee

Background

The Minister for Planning will appoint an Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) to consider the Environment Effects Statement, draft planning scheme amendments (PSA) affecting the Kingston Planning Scheme and public submissions associated with the Edithvale Bonbeach Level Crossing Removal Project in accordance with the approved Terms of Reference.

Terms of reference

Committee members

The Panel committee members are:

  • Trevor McCullough (Chair)
  • Craig Barker
  • Sandra Brizga

Progress

Exhibition period and submissions

Submissions were invited between 19 March and 2 May 2018.

View submissions received

Directions hearing

A directions hearing was held:

Date: Wednesday 9 May 2018
Time: 10.00 am
Location: Patterson River Golf Club, The Fairway, Bonbeach

Public hearings

Public hearings will commence 4 June 2018 at Patterson River Golf Club, The Fairway, Bonbeach.

View the hearing timetable

View the expert witness statements

Listen to the audio recordings of the public hearings

Report

After hearings have concluded, the IAC will submit its report in accordance with the Terms of Reference.

More information

If you have any questions or need further information, get in touch via the contact details below.

  • For information about the Inquiry and Advisory Committee process and submissions, please contact:
    Planning Panels Victoria
    ☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5121
    ✉ Email: planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au

Have your say

Submissions for The Environment Effects Statement (EES) and draft Planning Scheme Amendment are now closed.

Status: Closed

Edithvale & Bonbeach Level Crossing Removal

Online submissions are now closed.

Submissions opens on

12.00am - Monday 19 March 2018

Submissions close on

5.00pm - Wednesday 02 May 2018

The Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the Edithvale Bonbeach Level Crossing Project, together with the draft Planning Scheme Amendment, has been released for public comment for a period of 30 business days, from 19 March to 2 May 2018.

Details on the public exhibition process are provided in the EES exhibition public notice (PDF, 135.7 KB) (PDF, 5.6 MB).

Online submissions are now closed.

Documents

All supporting documents for this project can be found here.

Project documents

Ministers Assessment:

Inquiry:

Scoping Requirements:

Public Notice:

Terms of Reference: