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Environment Effects Statement Hearings finished

19 Jun 2018

The Inquiry into the Edithvale and Bonbeach Environmental Effects Statement has concluded after seven days of public hearings.

The Panel heard from expert witnesses representing the Level Crossing Removal Authority and the City of Kingston and from many community groups and individuals, who were passionate about their local area. Between 15 and 30 community members attended the Inquiry each day.

The hearings covered a wide range of issues, ideas and technical data around ground water flow, maintaining the health of the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands and urban design elements including landscaping around the stations and rail trenches, cycling and walking paths and pedestrian overpasses.

If you would like to listen to the recordings of the Inquiry, you can find the audio at Engage Victoria.

Next Steps

The Panel will now consider all the information provided to them during the hearings and write their report for the Minister for Planning. This report will be presented to the Minister in August, and will inform the Minister’s assessment of the projects.

Both the panel’s report and the Minister’s assessment will be available on the Planning Panels Victoria website from late August or early September.

The next stages of the EES process will be managed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

For any inquiries about the overall EES process, please contact the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning at or call (03) 8392 5503.

If you have questions about the Panel report itself please contact Planning Panels Victoria: or call (03) 8392 5121.

For more information head to the EES page.

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