14 August 2017

The Minister for Planning appointed a joint Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) under the Environment Effects Act 1978 and Planning and Environment Act 1987.

To investigate and consider the environmental effects of the project, the IAC held public hearings and reviewed the Environment Effects Statement (EES), draft Planning Scheme Amendment, Works Approval application, and all public submissions. The IAC prepared a report, which was submitted to the Minister for Planning in line with the Terms of Reference.

The IAC’s report and the Minister for Planning’s assessment report are available at the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning website.

The Minister for Planning’s assessment has been considered by decision makers, and necessary changes made to the project’s key planning and environmental approvals documents .

For more information on the Inquiry and Advisory Committee process, including the Terms of Reference and documents tabled at the public hearings,  vist the Engage Victoria website for all other tabled documents and expert witness statements.

Project notes

Expert witness statements

Written submissions

Public information session

The Inquiry and Advisory Committee convened a public information session during exhibition of the EES, draft Planning Scheme Amendment and Works Approval application on Friday 16 June 2017. At this information session, the WDA outlined the content of the EES, draft Planning Scheme Amendment and Works Approval application. A copy of the presentation slides and audio recordings are available below.

More information

For more information about the Inquiry and Advisory Committee visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

For more information about the EES visit the EES page.

Have a question?

Questions relating to the Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) process, including questions about submissions and the IAC public information session, should be directed to the DELWP Customer Service Centre by calling 136 186.

For questions relating to the West Gate Tunnel Project and the EES documentation, please send us a message or phone 1800 105 105.