The Environment Effects Statement will assess the potential impacts of the project, and how they will be managed.
What’s an EES?
An EES is a formal process that looks at the potential environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts of a project and how they will be managed.
The EES scoping requirements will focus on the potential impacts to:
- Transport efficiency, capacity and safety: journey and road safety.
- Biodiversity: migratory birds and the native vegetation when modifying grasslands and wetlands.
- Water, catchment values and hydrology: quality of water flows and drainage in the Mordialloc Creek catchment and the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands.
- Land contamination and acid sulphate soils: quality of soil and possibility of disturbance during construction.
- Cultural heritage: Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage.
- Amenity and environment quality: increased traffic and noise for residents and nearby parklands, in addition to local air quality with exposure to vehicle emissions.
- Social, land use and infrastructure: changes from bridges over interchanges and the wetlands.
Studies and assessments
We engaged independent consultants to complete 13 key studies which address the EES scoping requirements:
- Biodiversity and habitat
- Traffic and transport
- Noise and vibration effects
- Land use and planning
- Aboriginal cultural heritage
- Historic cultural heritage
- Landscape and visual effects
- Social effects
- Air quality and greenhouse gas
- Surface water and hydrology
- Economic effects
- Soils and contaminated land
For more information on the studies, see our Fact sheets page.
The community was invited to review and comment on the EES documentation from 26 October to 14 December 2018.
Submissions on the Mordialloc Bypass EES have now closed.
You can view the public submissions on the Mordialloc Bypass page of the Planning Panels Victoria website.
The EES documents are still be available for you to view on our View the EES webpage.
Inquiry and Advisory Committee
An independent Inquiry and Advisory Committee has been appointed by the Minister for Planning to assess the environmental effects of the project.
The Committee members are:
- Trevor McCullough (Chair)
- Mandy Elliot (Deputy Chair)
- Sandra Brizga
- Elizabeth Hui
Our EES report, with findings from the 13 key studies and your submissions will be assessed by the Committee.
People who have made submissions on the Mordialloc Bypass EES may be invited to present to the Committee.
The Directions Hearing took place at 10am Thursday 31 January 2019. An audio recording of the hearing is available at the Engage Victoria website.
The Public Hearing will begin on Monday 25 February 2019 and is scheduled to run for three weeks.
Members of the community are welcome to attend the hearings.
See the Mordialloc Bypass page of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
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