Amended-WestConnex-New-M5-SSI-Application-Report

Amended WestConnex New M5 SSI Application Report

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Section Pages
1 Introduction 1-1
1.1 Project overview 1-1
1.2 Project location 1-2
1.3 Project features 1-2
1.4 Project benefits 1-9
1.5 Purpose of this environmental impact statement 1-9
1.6 Structure of this environmental impact statement 1-9
2 Assessment process 2-1
2.1 Approval framework 2-1
2.2 Environmental planning instruments 2-5
2.3 Other NSW legislation 2-6
2.4 Commonwealth legislation 2-7
3 Strategic context and project need 3-1
3.1 Strategic planning and policy framework 3-1
3.2 National strategic planning and policy framework 3-10
3.3 Why the project is needed 3-13
3.4 Business Case and economic appraisal 3-19
3.5 Project objectives 3-20
3.6 Summary 3-21
4 Project development and alternatives 4-1
4.1 History of the M5 East Motorway and WestConnex 4-5
4.2 Strategic alternatives 4-8
4.3 Motorway options 4-20
4.4 Eastern interchange options 4-31
4.5 Preferred motorway alignment 4-36
4.6 Design development of operational ancillary facilities 4-36
5 Project description 5-1
5.1 The project 5-2
5.2 The completed project 5-4
5.3 Project construction and operational footprint 5-4
5.4 Western surface works 5-23
5.5 Tunnels 5-45
5.6 St Peters interchange 5-65
5.7 Local road upgrades 5-81
5.8 Motorway operational ancillary infrastructure 5-113
5.9 Landfill closure infrastructure 5-146
5.10 Property access and acquisition 5-153
5.11 Urban design and landscaping 5-154
6 Construction work 6-1
6.1 Construction strategy 6-1
6.2 Construction program 6-2
6.3 Construction footprint 6-3
6.4 Construction methodology 6-13
6.5 Construction activities 6-15
6.6 Traffic management and access 6-70
6.7 Construction workforce and works hours 6-78
6.8 Plant and equipment 6-84
6.9 Construction noise attenuation 6-89
6.10 Construction waste management 6-90
6.11 Construction resource use 6-93
7 Consultation 7-1
7.1 Community and stakeholder engagement overview 7-2
7.2 Consultation objectives 7-4
7.3 Consultation process and activities 7-4
7.4 Summary of issues raised 7-22
7.5 Design considerations in response to early feedback 7-62
7.6 Future consultation 7-65
8 Overview of environmental issues 8-1
9 Traffic and transport 9-1
9.1 Assessment methodology 9-3
9.2 Existing environment 9-19
9.3 Assessment of potential impacts 9-52
9.4 Environmental management measures 9-148
10 Air quality 10-1
10.1 Assessment approach 10-3
10.2 Construction air quality assessment methodology 10-15
10.3 Alexandria Landfill air quality assessment methodology 10-19
10.4 Operational air quality assessment methodology 10-21
10.5 Existing environment 10-41
10.6 Assessment of air quality impacts during construction 10-64
10.7 Assessment of air quality impacts during Alexandria Landfill closure 10-64
10.8 Assessment of air quality impacts during operation 10-69
10.9 Assessment of cumulative impacts 10-179
10.10 Environmental management measures 10-189
11 Human health 11-1
11.1 Assessment methodology 11-1
11.2 Existing environment 11-5
11.3 Assessment of potential impacts 11-10
11.4 Environmental management measures 11-39
12 Noise and vibration 12-1
12.1 Assessment methodology 12-2
12.2 Existing environment 12-27
12.3 Assessment criteria 12-29
12.4 Assessment of potential impacts 12-46
12.5 Environmental management measures 12-96
13 Land use and property 13-1
13.1 Assessment methodology 13-2
13.2 Existing environment 13-2
13.3 Assessment of potential impacts 13-37
13.4 Environmental management measures 13-72
14 Visual impacts and urban design 14-1
14.1 Assessment methodology 14-2
14.2 Existing environment 14-9
14.3 Assessment of potential impacts 14-31
14.4 Environmental management measures 14-82
15 Social and economic 15-1
15.1 Assessment methodology 15-2
15.2 Existing environment 15-7
16 Soil and water quality 16-1
16.1 Assessment methodology 16-2
16.2 Existing environment 16-13
16.3 Assessment of potential impacts 16-33
16.4 Environmental management measures 16-55
17 Contamination 17-1
17.1 Assessment methodology 17-2
17.2 Existing environment 17-7
17.3 Assessment of potential impacts 17-25
17.4 Environmental management measures 17-35
18 Flooding and drainage 18-1
18.1 Assessment methodology 18-1
18.2 Existing environment 18-3
18.3 Assessment of potential impacts 18-15
18.4 Environmental management measures 18-33
19 Groundwater 19-1
19.1 Assessment methodology 19-1
19.2 Existing environment 19-12
19.3 Assessment of potential impacts 19-31
19.4 Environmental management measures 19-67
20 Non-Aboriginal heritage 20-1
20.1 Assessment methodology 20-2
20.2 Existing environment 20-6
20.3 Assessment of potential impacts 20-31
20.4 Environmental management measures 20-50
21 Biodiversity 21-1
21.1 Assessment methodology 21-3
21.2 Existing environment 21-15
21.3 Assessment of potential impacts 21-45
21.4 Environmental management measures 21-59
22 Greenhouse gas 22-1
22.1 Assessment methodology 22-1
22.2 Existing environment 22-3
22.3 Assessment of potential impacts 22-4
22.4 Environmental management measures 22-19
23 Aboriginal heritage 23-1
23.1 Assessment methodology 23-2
23.2 Existing environment 23-7
23.3 Assessment of potential impacts 23-11
23.4 Environmental management measures 23-14
24 Resource use and waste minimisation 24-1
24.1 Assessment of potential impacts 24-1
24.2 Environmental management measures 24-19
25 Climate change risk and adaptation 25-1
25.1 Assessment methodology 25-1
25.2 Existing environment 25-3
25.3 Assessment of potential impacts 25-7
25.4 Environmental management measures 25-8
26 Hazard and risk 26-1
26.1 Assessment of potential impacts 26-1
26.2 Environmental management measures 26-29
27 Cumulative impacts 27-1
27.1 Nature of cumulative impacts 27-1
27.2 Assessment methodology 27-2
27.3 Existing and proposed projects 27-2
27.4 Cumulative impacts of WestConnex component projects 27-8
27.5 Cumulative impacts of nearby projects 27-13
27.6 Management of impacts 27-15
28 Sustainability 28-1
28.1 What is sustainability? 28-1
28.2 Sustainability policy framework 28-1
28.3 Sustainability management on the project 28-14
28.4 Ecologically sustainable development 28-15
29 Environmental risk analysis 29-1
29.1 Environmental risk analysis process 29-1
29.2 Preliminary environmental assessment 29-2
29.3 Assessment of the key issues identified in the SEARs 29-2
29.4 Risk analysis summary 29-3
30 Summary of environmental management measures 30-1
31 Project justification and conclusion 31-1
31.1 Project justification 31-1
31.2 Conclusion 31-9
32 References 32-1
33 List of tables 33-1
34 List of figures 34-1

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