The North East Link Project is committed to minimising impacts on communities and the environment. Extensive planning studies are underway to help inform state and federal government approvals.
Environment Effects Statement
Planning approvals in Victoria are being informed by an Environment Effects Statement (EES) - our State's most robust and transparent impact assessment process.
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act)
In addition to the EES process in Victoria, North East Link is being assessed by the Australian Government under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
A draft Public Environment Report (PER) was exhibited for public comment from 16 April 2019 – 30 May 2019. The final PER, including a summary of submissions received and how they have been addressed, was submitted to the Minster for the Environment on Monday 30 September 2019 to inform approval under the EPBC Act.