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 divided arterial road with bridges over wetland areas, four signalised intersections, a grade-separated interchange at Springvale Road and a cycling and walking path.
ELWP on behalf of the Minister for Planning has published draft Scoping Requirements for the EES. The draft Scoping Requirements set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the EES. Public comments on the draft Scoping Requirements are invited for a 17 day period, closing midnight April 9 2018.
Written comments may be posted to:
Impact Assessment Unit, Planning
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
PO Box 500
East Melbourne VIC 8002
or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
After considering submissions on the draft Scoping Requirements, the Minister for Planning will issue final Scoping Requirements for the EES.
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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