Exploratory Works EIS — Volumes
Volume 1 - EIS - Main report (PDF, 150MB)
This volume includes: Executive summary; Introduction; Proposed exploratory works; Strategic and statutory context; Engagement; Environmental impact assessment; Mitigation measures; Evaluation and conclusion
Volume 2 - EIS - Appendices A to G (PDF, 170MB)
This volume includes: A - Secretary’s environmental assessment requirements; B - Study team; C - Regulatory framework; D - Stakeholder engagement; E - Rehabilitation strategy; F - Biodiversity development assessment; G - Aquatic ecology assessment
Volume 3 - EIS - Appendices H to L (PDF, 203MB)
This volume includes: H - Soil and land assessment Geodiversity review; I - Phase 1 contamination assessment; J - Excavated rock emplacement areas assessment; K - Barge access infrastructure (including subaqueous excavated rock placement assessment)
Volume 4 - EIS - Appendices M and N (PDF, 310MB)
This volume includes: M - Surface water assessment; N - Groundwater assessment
Volume 5 - EIS - Appendices O and P (PDF, 77MB)
This volume includes: O - Aboriginal cultural heritage assessment; P - Historic cultural heritage assessment
Exploratory Works EIS — Technical reports
Below are links to download the individual appendices that form the larger volumes available in the download links above.
Rewatch the various video material from throughout this EIS portal.
Message from Snowy Hydro CEO
Snowy Hydro CEO Paul Broad introduces you to the Snowy 2.0 EIS portal and invites your feedback.
Snowy 2.0 Exploratory Works Overview
The Exploratory Works EIS is available for public comment until 20 August 2018. Watch this short overview video for an introduction to Exploratory Works
Description of Exploratory Works
The Exploratory Works are construction works associated with further detailed investigations for Snowy 2.0. Investigations undertaken to date have identified exploratory tunnelling to the Machine Hall cavern of the underground power station as critical to the optimised development of Snowy 2.0.
The project area supports a variety of natural settings and landscape features that provide habitat for native flora and fauna including escarpments, ravines, rivers, creeks and reservoirs. There has been significant effort to identify the biodiversity values within the Exploratory Works survey area, and design the works to avoid and minimise impacts to the identified values.
Kosciuszko National Park
The Exploratory Works are within Kosciuszko National Park and the design and planning for Exploratory Works have acknowledged the need to minimise the impact on the values of the park.