The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project will undergo an Environment Effects Statement (EES), the most rigorous environmental impact assessment process in Victoria.
The requirement for an EES is an important step for the Project as it will provide a transparent, integrated investigation of potential environmental impacts and provides community with an opportunity to review and provide feedback on the Project.
On behalf of the Minister for Planning, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is now inviting public comments on the Draft Scoping Requirements for the EES. The Draft Scoping Requirements set out the matters that the Project will investigate and document in the EES.
After considering public submissions on the Draft Scoping Requirements, the Minister for Planning will issue final scoping requirements that the Project must address in the preparation of the EES.
A copy of the Draft Scoping Requirements can be downloaded from the DELWP website: www.planning.vic.gov.au/environment-assessment/browse-projects/projects/western-victoria-transmission-network-project(External link)
The EES Draft Scoping Requirements are now available for public comment before being finalized.
They will be available for public comment until Friday 27 November 2020.
To make a comment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org(External link)
Submissions may also be posted to Impact Assessment Unit, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, PO Box 500, East Melbourne VIC 8002.
Questions about the process:
DELWP will lead an online session hosted by the Project to answer your questions about the EES Draft Scoping Requirements on Thursday 12 November, 7pm to 8pm. An email will be sent out with the link or visit www.westvictnp.com.au for further information.