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.

Interactive map

Use our interactive map to get to know the Mordialloc Freeway design. The map highlights 13 locations where you can view extra details and photos.

Click anywhere on the map image for an interactive view of the Mordialloc Freeway.

Studies and assessments

We have 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
  • Groundwater
  • Economic effects
  • Soils and contaminated land

You can view the corresponding fact sheets on the Fact sheets page.

Submissions on the Mordialloc Bypass EES must be made in writing and received by 5pm, Friday 14 December 2018. To find out more, see the Make a submission section on this page.

Info sessions and community participation

Community participation is an integral part of the EES process.

You can talk to us directly to find out more about the EES, and learn how to make a submission at our information sessions.

The community is invited to review the EES documentation, which includes an extensive report on the studies and assessment of the potential impacts, and how these will be managed.

Community information sessions will be held at the following locations and times:

Mordialloc Freeway Info Hub
358 Boundary Road
Dingley Village

  • every Wednesday from 31 October to 12 December, 2pm to 7pm
  • Saturday, 17 November, 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday, 1 December, 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday, 8 December, 10am to 2pm

Make a submission

Submissions on the Mordialloc Bypass EES must be made in writing and received by 5pm Friday 14 December 2018.

Online submissions are preferred and can be lodged at Mordialloc Bypass EES Inquiry on the Victorian Government’s Engage Victoria website.

Written submissions must be accompanied by a coversheet obtained only by calling Planning Panels Victoria on (03) 8392 5121. Each written submission must have a separate coversheet and they cannot be copied.

Important points:

  • All submissions must state the name and address of the person making the submission.
  • Where a submission is made by two or more persons, it must state the name and address of the person who will represent these persons in any formal public hearing and be the main point of contact.
  • Anonymous submissions will not be considered.
  • Submissions will be treated as public documents, in accordance with the Planning Panels Victoria Privacy Collection Notice.

For more information about the EES submission process or public hearings, contact Planning Panels Victoria on (03) 8392 5121 or at Mordialloc Bypass EES Inquiry.

Inquiry and Advisory Committee

Following public exhibition of the EES and associated draft Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA) documentation, it is expected that an independent inquiry panel will be appointed by the Minister for Planning to assess the environmental effects of the project.

People who have made submissions on the Mordialloc Bypass EES may be invited to present to the inquiry panel.

The panel is currently scheduled to begin in mid-March 2019 and run for three weeks.

Have a question?

For more information about the EES submission process or public hearings, contact Planning Panels Victoria on (03) 8392 5121 or at Mordialloc Bypass EES Inquiry.

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