Section 2 is located in a new rail corridor from Deer Park to the west of Werribee.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference were approved by the Minister for Planning on 31 March 2011:

Committee members

  • Jenny Moles (Chair)
  • Colin Burns
  • Doug Munro
  • Robin Saunders


Assessment under the Environment Effects Act 1978

Section 2 of the Regional Rail Link project was referred under the Environment Effects Act 1978.

13 August 2009: the Minister for Planning determined that an Environment Effects Statement was not required subject to specified conditions being met:

  • 2009-10 Reasons for Decision

Strategic assessment under Commonwealth legislation

Amendment VC68 was subject to a strategic assessment under Part 10 of the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

10 June 2010: The Commonwealth Minister endorsed the Program Report for the strategic assessment, and approved the taking of actions for Regional Rail Link Section 2 in accordance with the endorsed Program Report.

Controls under the Planning and Environment Act 1987

6 August 2010: Amendment VC68 was ratified by Parliament. The Amendment introduced an incorporated document that applies to section 2 of the Regional Rail Link project. The planning control requirements are included in the incorporated document, which was amended in November 2011.

Designation under the MTPF Act

14 July 2011: the Minister designated the area of land shown in the plans below, under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009:

The designation of the project area enables the project proponent to use the project delivery powers (including land acquisition) under the Act.

Public exhibition

31 August – 21 September 2011: the Noise Impact Management Report and the Draft Noise Management Plan were placed on public exhibition.


28 March 2012: the Minister for Planning issued statements of directions for the Regional Rail Link Authority, the Growth Areas Authority, Wyndham City Council and Melton Shire Council:

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