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Environmental Management - 1998 EES and PCP Port Capacity Project PLG Meeting No. 2.

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1 Environmental Management EES and PCP Port Capacity Project PLG Meeting No. 2

2 Presentation Overview 1.Webb Dock EES Project Scope 2.Webb Dock EES Process 3.PCP Project Scope 4.PCP Approvals Process 5.PCP Environmental Management Plan 6.PCP EMP Themes, Controls and Monitoring

3 1998 EES Project Scope Dredging volume 1,500,000m 3 (Webb Dock) 1,300,000m 3 (West Gate Terminal) Berthworks at WDE, WDW and Yarra River (West Gate Terminal) Construction of new roads Waterside Rd (west of WD) Dockside Rd and possible extension northward to the M1, to signalised intersections Buffers and screening Removal of saltmarsh

4 West Gate Terminal (berths 1 and 2) and dredging 1.3million m 3 Car import/export facility Removal of saltmarsh and dredging 1.5million m 3 Webb Dock West (berths 1, 2 and 3) Waterside Road construction Coastal trade Container berths Possible Dockside Road extension to signalised intersections

5 PCP Scope Dredging volume 1,800,000m 3 (Webb Dock) Berthworks at WDE, WDW Construction of new roads Dockside Rd extension New road along the northern boundary of precinct with connecting road to coastal trade Reintroduction of container terminal at WDE 4 and 5 Expanded automotive terminal and associated PDI Provision of empty container storage and off dock terminal area Buffers and screening Removal of saltmarsh

6 PCP Approvals Process Approvals – Environment Coastal Management Act 1995 ( Vic) Consent Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cwlth) Referral Approvals – Planning Applicable planning schemes are the Port of Melbourne Planning Scheme and Melbourne Planning Scheme Approvals to be obtained under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic) PCP does not trigger the requirements for an EES, as outlined in the Ministerial Guidelines for assessment of environmental effects under the Environment Effects Act 1978 (2006) PoMC has received confirmation letters from the current and former Minister for Planning that there is no requirement for EES or SEES and that the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic) is the appropriate mechanism for approval November 2009 from (former) Minister for Planning July 2012 from Minister for Planning

7 Coastal Management Act 1995 (Vic) PoMC will submit a consent application under the Coastal Management Act 1995 (Vic) Conditions of consent will include: Development of an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) To be approved by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change (or delegate)

8 98 Webb Dock EES - Technical studies - Independent Panel Report - Minister’s Assessment - EMP CDP and Maintenance Programs - CDP Maintenance Maintenance (South Channel) 2012 PCP Technical Studies - Airborne noise - Underwater noise - Marine ecology - Hydrodynamics and turbidity - Flora and fauna - Visual Amenity - Air - Traffic - Cultural Heritage - Marine sediments - Vibration Risk Assessment - Environmental Risk Assessment Legal Framework - EPA regulations and policies (noise, waste, groundwater etc.) - OH&S Acts and Regulations - Planning and Environment Act - Coastal Management Act - Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (Cwlth) - Secondary approvals PCP EMP PCP EMP is informed by:

9 PCP EMP Key themes: Dredging and marine environment Berthworks and construction activities Noise Air Perce White Reserve Westgate Park Visual and acoustic buffers and screens Saltmarsh Seagrass Community liaison EMP Controls: Consistent with the principles of CDP, MDP Proven, effective and specific EMP Monitoring: Monitoring during construction and post-construction phase Environmental Monitoring (noise) Process Monitoring Management Performance Monitoring Independent third party monitoring of implementation of EMP


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