Read the Environment Effects Statement (EES)

What’s in the Environment Effects Statement (EES)?

The EES includes:

  • A summary report: A short outline of key information in the EES
  • Main report chapters: Comprehensive summaries of the findings from each study area
  • Technical reports: Detailed information about the study methods and the findings
  • Map book and attachments: These include a map book with drawings of the design assessed for the EES and the Urban Design Strategy, which will help ensure the project is designed and built to high standards.

We recommend you read these documents first:

EES documents

Main Report

Download PDFWord Version

Foreword PDF, 10.1 MB

 

Abbreviations and glossary PDF, 362.4 KB

Abbreviations and glossary DOCX, 1.4 MB

Table of contents PDF, 671.2 KB

Table of contents DOCX, 2.0 MB

Chapter 1 Introduction PDF, 2.4 MB

Chapter 1 Introduction DOCX, 8.4 MB

Chapter 2 Project rationale PDF, 5.3 MB

Chapter 2 Project rationale DOCX, 14.5 MB

Chapter 3 Legislative framework PDF, 19.8 MB

Chapter 3 Legislative framework DOCX, 6.2 MB

Chapter 4 EES assessment framework PDF, 5.6 MB

Chapter 4 EES assessment framework DOCX, 3.4 MB

Chapter 5 Communications and engagement PDF, 2.9 MB

Chapter 5 Communications and engagement DOCX, 5.0 MB

Chapter 6 Project development PDF, 17.7 MB

Chapter 6 Project development DOCX, 44.9 MB

Chapter 7 Urban design PDF, 8.1 MB

Chapter 7 Urban design DOCX, 14.9 MB

Chapter 8 Project description PDF, 12.2 MB

Chapter 8 Project description DOCX, 16.3 MB

Chapter 9 Traffic and transport PDF, 11.6 MB

See also Revised Figures in Chapter 9 - Traffic and transport

Chapter 9 Traffic and transport DOCX, 30.1 MB

See also Revised Figures in Chapter 9 - Traffic and transport

Chapter 10 Air quality PDF, 3.7 MB

Chapter 10 Air quality DOCX, 12.6 MB

Chapter 11 Surface noise and vibration PDF, 35.3 MB

Chapter 11 Surface noise and vibration DOCX, 27.2 MB

Chapter 12 Tunnel vibration PDF, 82.7 MB

Chapter 12 Tunnel vibration DOCX, 42.6 MB

Chapter 13 Land use planning PDF, 31.3 MB

Chapter 13 Land use planning DOCX, 12.9 MB

Chapter 14 Business PDF, 9.9 MB

Chapter 14 Business DOCX, 9.1 MB

Chapter 15 Arboriculture PDF, 27.1 MB

Chapter 15 Arboriculture DOCX, 16.7 MB

Chapter 16 Landscape and visual PDF, 90.1 MB

Chapter 16 Landscape and visual DOCX, 20.1 MB

Chapter 17 Social PDF, 40.3 MB

Chapter 17 Social DOCX, 20.1 MB

Chapter 18 Human health PDF, 334.6 KB

Chapter 18 Human health DOCX, 1.6 MB

Chapter 19 Historical heritage PDF, 39.3 MB

Chapter 19 Historical heritage DOCX, 14.0 MB

Chapter 20 Aboriginal cultural heritage PDF, 26.2 MB

Chapter 20 Aboriginal cultural heritage DOCX, 10.8 MB

Chapter 21 Ground movement PDF, 1.1 MB

Chapter 21 Ground movement DOCX, 3.3 MB

Chapter 22 Groundwater PDF, 51.2 MB

Chapter 22 Groundwater DOCX, 27.9 MB

Chapter 23 Contamination and soil PDF, 7.3 MB

Chapter 23 Contamination and soil DOCX, 9.9 MB

Chapter 24 Surface water PDF, 116.8 MB

Chapter 24 Surface water DOCX, 10.3 MB

Chapter 25 Ecology PDF, 31.3 MB

Chapter 25 Ecology DOCX, 15.6 MB

Chapter 26 Greenhouse gas PDF, 1.9 MB

Chapter 26 Greenhouse gas DOCX, 5.9 MB

Chapter 27 Environmental management framework PDF, 5.1 MB

Chapter 27 Environmental management framework DOCX, 8.3 MB

Chapter 28 Conclusion PDF, 297.5 KB

Chapter 28 Conclusion DOCX, 1.7 MB

Technical Reports

Appendices 'B', 'D' and 'I' to Contamination and Soil Technical Report O

Information Updates

The following documents provide updated information to assist submitters in reviewing the EES and preparing their submissions. This includes information prepared in response to ongoing stakeholder engagement by NELP and requests for additional information made at the community information sessions on the EES. It also includes corrected figures in Chapter 9 - Traffic and transport and Technical report B - Air quality of the EES. In addition, Appendices B, D and I to Technical report O Contamination and Soil are provided below.

Peer review of the traffic and transport strategic model

The traffic and transport strategic model used to estimate traffic volumes in the EES has been independently peer reviewed by Luis Willumsen of Willumsen Advisory Services.

Overview of Social Impacts of the North East Link Project

Figures in Chapter 9 - Traffic and transport

Figures 9-5, 9-6, 9-7, 9-15, 9-16, 9-17, 9-28, 9-29, 9-30, 9-33, 9-34 and 9-35 of Chapter 9 - Traffic and transport in some cases show only one way traffic volumes and in some cases show two way volumes but in the wrong direction. These errors have been corrected in the revised figures which can be accessed here:

These revised figures do not change the findings of the study or any text in the chapter. The figures are consistent with the figures contained in Technical report A Traffic and transport.

Figures and tables in Technical report B - Air quality

There is an error in the legend to Figures 109, 110, 114, 115 and 116 of Technical report B. These errors have been corrected in the revised figures which can be accessed here:

Table 38 of Technical report B does not correctly show the PM10 emission factor for the HCV vehicle class. This error has been corrected in the revised figure which can be accessed here:

Table 67 and the immediately preceding paragraph in section 11.1 of Technical report B has been revised to more accurately describe the predicted traffic changes for the project. The revised figure and the revised paragraph in section 11.1 of Technical report B can be accessed here:

Figures 1 and 5 of Appendix F to Technical report B do not correctly show the pollutant emission rates for PM2.5 and NO2 for the north bound quadrant. The revised figures can be accessed here: