We're upgrading the M80 Ring Road from Laverton North to Greensborough.
The M80 Upgrade between Sydney Road and Edgars Road has been designed to, where possible, minimise the impact to the environment.
We’ve assessed the project’s potential environmental impacts and met all the requirements under relevant State and Federal legislation. We’re protecting the environment by putting safeguards and management systems in place to protect local flora and fauna.
We’ll remove trees and vegetation, so we can safely add new lanes, extend the freeway and upgrade freeway interchanges.
We’ve engaged qualified ecologists and arborists to identify various species of trees and vegetation throughout the project area, ensuring any significant species are retained and protected during construction.
We’re working with local community groups to identify opportunities for how we can re-use healthy wood that we remove for environmental and community projects. This means we’ll find the best use for each type of timber, whether it’s large logs or smaller branches.
We’ll protect local fauna in the project area through environmentally sensitive construction methods. To minimise any potential impacts to fauna, we’ll:
- have a suitably qualified ecologist complete pre-clearance surveys to determine the presence of any fauna
- have a qualified and licensed wildlife handler to safely relocate any fauna that may be affected.
For more information see our latest fact sheet:
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