VicRoads proposes to develop the Mordialloc Bypass, which will connect the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road to the Dingley Bypass.
The project comprises a 9 kilometre freeway with bridges over wetland areas, several grade-separated interchanges and a cycling and walking path.
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 March 2018 to 11 April 2018. After considering public submissions on the Draft Scoping Requirements, the Minister for Planning issued final Scoping Requirements in May 2018.
VicRoads is preparing 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 will be refined following advice from DELWP and the Technical Reference Group and when completed will be published on this web page. The consultation process may be adapted or modified to meet changing community needs and requirements.
On 13 September 2017 the Minister for Planning determined that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) is required for the project due to the potential for significant effects:
VicRoads also referred the project to the Australian government under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). On 30 Janurary 2018 the Australian government decided that the project is a ‘controlled action’ under the EPBC Act. The EES will address the matters of national environmental significance identified in the Commonwealth decision, and will then be able to serve as an accredited process for the assessment purposes of the EPBC Act.
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