History of the Project

  • The project was assessed through the State led Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process with the terms of reference for the EIS being released in May 2012.
  • The EIS was released for public comment in September 2014.  It was assessed by the Co-ordinator General resulting in another document referred to as ‘Additional Information To The EIS’ (AEIS). View the EIS Summary here.  View the AEIS (main document) here
  • As part of the EIS process, a ‘Value Engineering Exercise’ significantly reduced the extent of works previously identified in the Conceptual Development Plan in 2010. 
  • The AEIS was released for public comment in November 2015.  Following an assessment by the Co-ordinator General, a report was released on 19 May 2016 approving the Project, but with conditions.