Environment

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 (EES)

Planning approvals in Victoria will be informed by an Environment Effects Statement (EES) - our state's most stringent process.

The Environment Effects Statement, including a reference project, is on display for public comment from 10 April - 7 June 2019. It will also be reviewed by an independent committee and the Minister for Planning.

Read more about the EES 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) that assesses potential impacts on matters of national environmental significance is now on display for public comment from 16 April - 30 May 2019.

Read more about the EPBC process