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 has been assessed by the Australian Government under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The Federal Minister for the Environment approved the project on 13 December 2019. The approval includes strict conditions to manage and report on outcomes for matters of national environmental significance and the environment on Commonwealth land.