Western Outer Ring Main (WORM) Project EES. 

In 2021, we published an Environment Effects Statement (EES) - an evaluation of the potential environmental and social aspects of theproject, and our proposed approach to managing the impacts.

The EES and all public submissions were presented to an Inquiry Panel, who considered the information and prepared a report for theMinister for Planning.

On 26 January 2022, the Minister for Planning released his Assessment. This Assessment has been provided to statutory decision-makersto inform approval decisions on this project, including planning scheme amendments under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

For more information and to download the documents, click on the links in the tables below.

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Additional information

The following information was published in addition to the EES and Pipeline Licence Application to support the Inquiry process:

  • Inquiry RFI Response Table - 22 September 2021 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 01 - EP Act update re Noise and Vibration - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 02 - EP Act update re Waste and Contamination - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 03 - EP Act update re Air Quality - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 04 - EP Act update re Surface Water - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 05 - EP Act update re Groundwater - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 06 - EP Act update re Greenhouse Gas - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 07 - EP Act update re Biodiversity and Habitats - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 08 - Pipeline Alignment design changes - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 08 - Amended Mapbook Part 1 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 08 - Amended Mapbook Part 2 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 09 - Mainline Valve site design amendments - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 10 - Waste Contamination - Additional Investigations & Response to RFI 77 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 11 - Groundwater - Monitoring Update - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 12 - Sodic Soils investigations - Response to RFI 61, 64 & 65 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 13 - Safety Management Study - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 14 - Cultural Heritage - Response to RFI 100 & 103 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 15 - Biodiversity assessment of pipeline alignment - Part 1 of 3- PDF
  • Technical Note No. 15 - Biodiversity assessment of pipeline alignment - Part 2 of 3 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 16 - Updated Ecological Offset strategy - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 18 - Assessment of pipeline design changes - Response to RFI 3- PDF
  • Technical Note No. 19 - Groundwater - Response to RFI 54-57 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 20 - Land Stability and Ground Movement - Response to RFI 60, 66-68 & 81 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 21 - Waste and Contamination - Respone to RFI 69-72, 74-76, 78, 80 & 82 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 22 - Greenhouse Gas - Response to RFI 85, 86 & 88-90 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 23 - Air Quality - Response to RFI 92 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 24 - Noise and Vibration - Response to RFI 94 & 97 - PDF 
  • Technical Note No. 25 - Landscape and Visual - Response to RFI 104 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 26 - Land Use - Response to RFI 105-108 & 110 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 28 - Safety - Response to RFI 113-115 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 29 - Pipeline Design - Response to RFI 4, 7, 8, 16, 17, 35, 38, 47 & 87 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 30 - Surface Water - Response to RFI 43 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 31 - Biodiversity and Habitats - Response to RFI 18, 21, 22 & 25 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 32 - Vibration & Land Use - Response to RFI 98, 99 & 109 & to submissions - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 33 - Jacksons Creek construction timing - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 34 - Sodic Soils - Response to RFI 62 & 63 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 35 - Sodic Soils - Response to RFI 121, 122 & 125 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 36 - Groundwater - Response to RFI 123 & 124 - PDF
  • Technical Note No. 37 - Pipeline alignment through 525 Sunbury Road, Bulla - PDF
  • Supporting Document - Operational Environmental Management Plan - PDF

Environment Effects Statement (EES)

Overview of the EES

  • Fact sheet - How to navigate the EES - PDF
  • Summary brochure - PDF / Word DOCX

Main Report: Volume 1

Main Report: Volume 2

Main Report: Volume 3

  • Chapter 18: Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES) - PDF / Word DOCX
  • Chapter 19: Environmental management framework - PDF / Word DOCX
  • Chapter 20: Conclusion - PDF / Word DOCX

Technical Reports

A. Biodiversity and habitats - PDF
B. Surface water - PDF
C. Groundwater - PDF
D. Land stability and ground movement - PDF
E. Contamination - PDF
F. Noise and vibration - PDF
G. Air quality - PDF
H. Greenhouse gas - PDF
I. Cultural heritage - PDF
J. Landscape and visual - PDF
K. Land use - PDF
L. Social - PDF
M. Safety - PDF

Attachments

i. Pipeline Licence Application - PDF
ii. Ecological Offset Strategy - PDF
iii. Community and stakeholder consultation report - PDF
IV. Map book - PDF

Ask questions

In relation to the Project or EES Documentation

APA VTS Australia (Operations), Licencing and Approvals Lead
Level 14, 60 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
PO Box 423 Flinders Lane, Vic 8009
Phone: 1800 951 444
Fax: +61 3 8626 8454
Email: [email protected]

In relation to making a submission or the Inquiry

Planning Panels Victoria
Phone: 136 186 (select option 6)
Email: [email protected]

In relation to the EES Process

Impact Assessment Unit, DELWP
Email: [email protected]

In relation to Pipeline Licence Application

Pipelines Regulation, DEECA
Phone: 136 186
Email: [email protected]

Impact Assessment Unit, DEECA

Email: [email protected]