PEOPLE can now have their say on the planned Mordialloc Bypass in the wake of the release of Environmental Effects Statement (EES) scoping on the project.
The Residents Against Mordialloc Freeway (RAMF) says the community can make any environmental concerns known to the state government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) through the scoping process.
“This is the community’s opportunity to tell VicRoads and DELWP what environmental, social, economic and cultural issues the community believes should be covered by the EES,” RAMF president Scott Fothergill said.
“During our own AGM on 6 February, VicRoads and DELWP were kind enough to attend our audience of almost 70 anxious residents, and community leaders, listing a range of environmental concerns that the EES may cover.
“With a massive road running through and next to internationally protected wetlands, running next to homes and through natural habitats, we doubt apathetic assertions of mitigations will halt the incredible destruction this road will bring to the sensitive habitat in the area. The overall impact will be irreversible, and the residents of the city will be left reeling for generations.
“VicRoads are only working to steer the conversation, so it’s important to take the wheel. It’s the community members who know our local community best, and this is our chance to tell them what environmental concerns you would like to see addressed.”
Public input on what the EES should consider is open until Monday 9 April.
See www.planning.vic.gov.au/environment-assessment/browse-projects/projects/mordiallic-bypass or call 8392 5470 for more details.