About the EIS

The submission period for the Coffs Harbour bypass environment impact statement (EIS) closed on 27 October. We thank everyone for their feedback and interest in the project. The project team is now preparing a Response to Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report in accordance with Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Requirements. These reports will form part of project approval.

What is an EIS?

The EIS describes the key features of the Coffs Harbour bypass project and assesses the potential environmental and social impacts during construction and operation.

The EIS document also makes recommendations on measures to manage and minimise potential impacts from the project.

The EIS covers topics such as noise, vibration, traffic, air quality, flooding, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage, and socio-economic, agricultural property and biodiversity impacts.

The EIS display is an opportunity for the community to make comment on the environmental impacts and mitigations for the proposed upgrade.