Eastern Link Project

EASTERN LINK PROJECT, BUSSELTON WA (EPBC 2018/8155)

ANNUAL REPORT 2020

The following notice is published pursuant to Section 95B (4) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The City of Busselton developed a new two-lane road and bridge over the Vasse River, connecting Causeway Road to Cammilleri Street in Busselton, Western Australia, to alleviate the congestion on Causeway Road and Queen Street, as part of the Eastern Link Project.

The City of Busselton has completed Stage 1 works associated with the development of the Eastern Link project.

The subject site is approximately 2.64 hectares (ha) in size and covers a new two-lane road crossing linking Causeway Road to Cammilleri Street, including a new bridge over the Vasse River within the City of Busselton, Western Australia. The new bridge has a width of 12 m and a span of 22 m between abutments.

The new road runs approximately 240 m in length.

The status and compliance of the Eastern Link project with the conditions in the EPBC Act Approval 2018/8155 and the WCMP for the period 28 October 2019 to the 28 October 2020.

The assessment revealed that of the 21 Conditions referenced in the EPBC Act Approval 2018/8155, the following was achieved during the annual reporting period:

  • 15 compliances; and
  • 6 Conditions were not applicable.

No incidents or non-compliances occurred during this report period.

An assessment of compliance with the management measures prescribed within the WCMP revealed all management measures were complied with.

 

 


Published on 5 February 2019 (last updated: 15 April 2019)

 EASTERN LINK PROJECT, BUSSELTON WA (EPBC 2018/8155)

 RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENT

The following notice is published pursuant to Section 95B (4) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The City of Busselton is proposing to develop a new two-lane road and bridge over the Vasse River, connecting Causeway Road to Cammilleri Street in Busselton, Western Australia.  The project is to alleviate existing and forecast congestion on Causeway Road and Queen Street.

The proposed action has been determined to be a ‘controlled action’ under the EPBC Act (EPBC 2018/8155) and is being assessed through preliminary documentation.  The controlling provision under the EPBC Act is ‘listed threatened species and communities’ (sections 18 and 18A).  

In accordance with Section 95A (3) of the EPBC Act, the preliminary documentation for the proposed action was available for public comment from 6 February 2019 to 26 February 2019 inclusive.  A total of nine public submissions were received on the preliminary documentation.

In accordance with Section 95B (2) of the EPBC Act, the preliminary documentation and a summary and response to the public submissions is available for public information purposes only for a further 10 business days between 17 April 2019 and 6 May 2019 at the following venues:

  • City of Busselton Public Library - Stanley Place, Busselton WA 6280
  • State Library of Western Australia - 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

Electronic copies of the documents can be found linked below.

Persons with special needs (i.e. for whom English is a second language or who has vision impairment) may contact Daniell Abrahamse at City of Busselton on 08 9781 0379 or daniell.abrahamse@busselton.wa.gov.au for assistance in accessing the material.

MIKE ARCHER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Package 1: EPBC referral (Feb 2018)

Eastern Link additional info ASSDMP main report.
Eastern Link EPBC referral attach 1 acid sulfate soils report.
Eastern Link EPBC referral attach 2 & 9 construction management plan.
Eastern Link EPBC referral attach 3 & 6 detailed flora survey.
Eastern Link EPBC referral attach 4 & 7 recon flora & fauna report.
Eastern Link EPBC referral attach 5 & 8 waterways assessment.
Eastern Link EPBC referral attach 10 figure 1 proposed action location.
Eastern Link EPBC referral attach 11 figure 2 proposed action area & layout.

Package 2: Additional information (Jan 2019)

Eastern Link additional info ASSDMP appendices.
Eastern Link additional info except ASSDMP.
Eastern Link EPBC referral 8 Feb 2018.

Additional information - Summary of Response

Letter to Department of the Environment and Energy - Public Comments on Preliminary Documentation Eastern Link Project, Busselton, WA