North East Link project declared Public Works

Published: 2 February 2018

The Minister for Planning has declared the works proposed by the North East Link Authority to be Public Works for the purposes of the Environment Effects Act 1978.

This means that the North East Link Authority is required to produce an Environment Effects Statement (EES), a tried and tested process to consider any project impacts and what can be done to reduce them.

The EES will document potential environmental effects of the proposed works, which includes looking at impacts on:

  • Air quality and noise levels
  • Indigenous and cultural heritage values
  • Visual, landscape and biodiversity values
  • Business, social and human health
  • Existing transport systems and services, and many other areas.

An EES is used to assess significant State projects and to determine whether project impacts can be managed to acceptable levels. Learn more about the EES process in Victoria.

A copy of the public works declaration is available online in the Victoria Government Gazette.

There will be plenty of opportunities for the community to provide feedback on the project through formal consultation throughout 2018-2019. You can learn the latest information on opportunities to get involved, including community events and our Community Liaison Groups (CLGs) on our Community page.