Community & Environment
Bindoon Bypass Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Referral
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) released the Bindoon Bypass Referral documentation on Friday 15 September 2017 for a 7-day public comment period.
The project will require assessment and approval by the EPA with the level of assessment set at a Public Environmental Review (PER) level. The Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE) is currently reviewing the referral. As the Bindoon Bypass is in the early stages of planning, a much larger Development Envelope has been included in the referral than will be required once the design is completed. This is to accommodate changes to the design in response to potential social, environmental and engineering concerns. The GNH Project team are currently preparing the Environmental Review Document for presentation to the EPA.
The team are currently undertaking ecological surveys to identify the environmental values of the project area and plan to undertake additional technical studies in the coming months based on direction from the EPA.
For more information on the referral process and/or to view the associated documentation, please visit the EPA website.
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