01 Jan 2017
We have created a series of fact sheets to help you understand some of the key findings in the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for Edithvale and Bonbeach.
Environment Effects Statement Overview
The EES found trenches are feasible at both Edithvale and Bonbeach, and that the level crossing works would not impact the Edithvale- Seaford Wetlands.
The EES found that the level crossing works would not impact the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands.
The projects are designed to minimise any potential impacts on groundwater quality.
Part of the EES focused on how to manage potential impacts the projects may have on groundwater levels and the ecosystems that depend on it.
A primary focus of the EES was to understand how the construction of rail trenches at Edithvale and Bonbeach could impact vegetation in the area and how any potential impacts could be managed.
What to expect during construction
During the construction period for the Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removals, there will be disruptions to trains, road closures, and an increase in traffic in the local area. A comprehensive traffic management plan will be developed to ensure any disruptions to travel are communicated and mitigated where possible.
Environmental Management Framework
An Environmental Management Framework provides a plan to minimise and manage potential environmental impacts of the Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removal projects.
Changes in your area
Part of the EES process focused on how residents in the area could be impacted by the projects.