North East Link Public Hearing begins

Published: 23 July 2019

The Public Hearing for the North East Link Environment Effects Statement (EES) starts Thursday 25 July.

The Hearing will run at the Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Road, Bulleen until Friday 13 September and give people, groups and organisations who made written submissions on the EES the chance to present to the independent Inquiry and Advisory Committee.

The Hearing is public, and we encourage anyone interested in listening to the submissions, the questions asked by the committee and the information we provide in response to come along.

We’re running a free shuttle bus from the nearest two train stations on the Hurstbridge and Belgrave/Lilydale lines. The bus will run every day of the Hearing, with no bookings needed. Find out more information about departure times and locations here.

A daily audio recording will be available on the Engage Victoria website.

To see the latest Hearing timetable, view the EES submissions and documents already tabled, including statements from expert witnesses appearing on behalf of North East Link Project and submitters, visit the Engage Victoria website. The Hearing timetable is subject to change, and new documents will be added regularly.

What happens next?

After the Hearing, the independent committee will consider the EES, Works Approval Application, draft Planning Scheme Amendment and public submissions and make recommendations to the Minister for Planning.

The Minister for Planning will then make an assessment of the project’s environmental effects.

A decision on planning approvals is expected in late 2019, with construction starting in 2020.