EIS Submissions Report
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was exhibited by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) for 33 days from 16 October 2019 to 18 November 2019.
In accordance with Section 5.17 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (1979), Transport for NSW has prepared an EIS Submissions Report to provide responses to the issues raised in the submissions received during exhibition of the EIS. The EIS Submissions Report identifies the submitters and issues raised during exhibition, the responses to issues raised and clarifications of discrepancies that have been identified since the exhibition of the EIS. The environmental management measures for the project, including any updated or additional measures are also included in the EIS Submissions Report.
A total of 51 submissions were received by DPIE from 50 submitters (one submitter provided two submissions). The 50 submitters were comprised of:
- 23 individual community members
- Five special interest groups or businesses
- 22 government agencies, local council or utility providers.
EIS Submissions Report chapters
Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the EIS Submissions Report and background information about the project, including the project as described in the EIS, the statutory context, EIS exhibition and the Amendment Report process. Chapter 2 includes a summary of the submitters and an overview of the issues raised during exhibition of the EIS.
This chapter includes the responses to community, special interest groups and business submissions. A total of 28 community submitters provided submissions comprising 23 individual community members and five from special interest groups or business.
This chapter includes the responses to government agencies, local council and utility provider submissions. A total of 22 government agencies, local council and utility provider submissions were provided in response to exhibition of the EIS.
This chapter identifies minor errors, discrepancies and general clarifications identified either through the submissions received during exhibition of the EIS or through further review by Transport for NSW. None of these clarifications result in a significant change to the environmental impacts assessed in the EIS. Clarifications provided in this chapter have been considered as part of the Amendment Report.
After consideration of the issues raised in the public submissions and the impact assessment carried for the amended project, the environmental management measures included in the EIS have been revised where required. Chapter 6 presents a consolidated summary of the revised environmental management measures for the amended project. Chapter 7 presents a conclusion to the EIS Submissions Report including the next steps in the project assessment process.