Background

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.

Process

EES Required

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 has also referred the project to the Australian government under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). If the Australian government decides that the project is a ‘controlled action’ under the EPBC Act, the EES will need to address the matters of national environmental significance identified in the Commonwealth decision. It will then be able to serve as an accredited process for the assessment purposes of the EPBC Act.

Consultation plan

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.

Scoping requirements

Following the Australian government’s decision under the EPBC Act, DELWP on behalf of the Minister for Planning will publish draft Scoping Requirements for the EES.  The draft Scoping Requirements will set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the EES. Public comments on the draft Scoping Requirements will be invited. After considering submissions on the draft Scoping Requirements, the Minister for Planning will issue final Scoping Requirements for the EES.

More Information

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