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 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

For more information on the studies, see our Fact sheets page.

EES submissions

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.

Directions Hearing

The Directions Hearing took place at 10am Thursday 31 January 2019. An audio recording of the hearing is available at the Engage Victoria website.

Public Hearing

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.

More information

See the Mordialloc Bypass page of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

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.

If you have a question about the Mordialloc Freeway project, call us on 1800 105 105 or see our Contact page.

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