Planning approvals for North East Link tunnels, the M80 Ring Road Completion and Eastern Freeway Upgrades were informed by an Environment Effects Statement (EES) – Victoria’s most robust and transparent impact assessment process.

The key approvals under Victorian legislation are:

  • Amendments to the Banyule, Boroondara, Manningham, Nillumbik, Whitehorse, Whittlesea and Yarra Planning Schemes under Victoria’s Planning and Environment Act 1987 ‘(Planning and Environment Act’).
  • Works approval for the installation of the road tunnel ventilation system under Victoria’s Environment Protection Act 1970 (‘Environment Protection Act’).

The projects have also been approved under the Australian Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.