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    The EES details the Project’s environmental impacts in construction and operation, including how the Project has been developed and assessed, an overview of the potential impacts and proposed measures to avoid, mitigate or manage the potential impacts.

    The full set of documents provides information in varying levels of detail, from the overall EES Summary Document to technical studies that provide an extensive assessment on specific technical topic areas and can be up to 400 pages each. The video below explains how the EES is structured.

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    Here are some tips so you can find information you are looking for.

    Start with the EES Summary Document
    This document gives you a broad overview of the whole Project, the rationale for the project, its potential effects and how we propose to manage these.

    Main Report Chapters
    Each of the 27 chapters of the main EES report provides a comprehensive summary of studies and findings. The chapters range from around 20 to 60 pages in length.

    Technical reports
    Each of the 17 Technical Reports detail the study methodology, findings and proposed mitigation measures developed by independent technical specialists. These reports range from around 50 to 450 pages each.

    Attachments
    Supporting studies, reports and the draft planning scheme amendment, the works approval application and the pipeline licence application.
     

    How to navigate the EES

    The information sheet on navigating the EES shows how the exhibited documents have been structured, so you can easily find the information that you’re interested in.

  • View The EES

    The Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project documents including the EES, the draft planning scheme amendment, the works approval application and the pipeline licence application are available here for you to read and download.

    As an alternative way to access the EES, you can request the EES and other exhibited documents on USB media, and for those who may have accessibility issues or, where electronic options are impractical, in hard copy.

    We recommend you read the Summary Document first.

    The full set of EES documents are available in PDF format below, with chapters also available in Word (DOCX) format. For some reports, an ‘optimised’ version of the PDF is also available. Choose the optimised version for a faster download.

    Summary Document
    Main Report
    EES main report: Volume 1

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Project rationale

    Chapter 3: Project development

    Chapter 4: Project description

    Chapter 5: Key approvals and assessment framework

    EES main report: Volume 2

    Chapter 6: Marine biodiversity

    Chapter 7: Terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity

    Chapter 8: Surface water

    Chapter 9: Groundwater

    Chapter 10: Contamination and acid sulfate soils

    Chapter 11: Greenhouse gas

    Chapter 12: Air quality

    Chapter 13: Noise and vibration

    Chapter 14: Landscape and visual

    Chapter 15: Transport

    Chapter 16: Safety, hazard and risk

    Chapter 17: Land use

    Chapter 18: Social

    Chapter 19: Business

    Chapter 20: Agriculture

    Chapter 21: Aboriginal cultural heritage

    Chapter 22: Historic heritage

    EES main report: Volume 3

    Chapter 23: Climate change risk

    Chapter 24: Sustainability

    Chapter 25: Environmental management framework

    Chapter 26: Stakeholder engagement

    Chapter 27: Conclusion

    Technical reports
    Technical Report A: Marine biodiversity

    Technical Report A: Marine biodiversity impact assessment

    GIJPP EES Technical Report A: Marine biodiversity impact assessment - Annexures

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-A: Behaviour and regulation of chlorine in waters

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-B: Phytoplankton Sampling Program

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-C: Zooplankton Sampling Program

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-D: Subtital Benthic Habitats and Biodiversity

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-E: Water Temperature - Monitoring Results

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-F: Threatened Ghost Shrimp Survey

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-G: Ichthyoplankton Sampling Program

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-H: Hydrodynamic Modelling Report Part 1 of 3

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-H: Hydrodynamic Modelling Report Part 2 of 3

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-H: Hydrodynamic Modelling Report Part 3 of 3

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-I: Underwater noise impact assessment

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-J: Underwater acoustic modelling

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-K: Western Port Modelling peer review

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-L: Independent peer review of responses to request

    Technical Report B: Terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity

    Technical Report B: Terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity impact assessment

    Technical Report B: Terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity impact assessment – Optimized

    Technical Report C: Surface water impact assessment

    Technical Report D: Groundwater impact assessment

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 1 of 9

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 2 of 9 (Appendix A-A)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 2 of 9 (Appendix A-A) – Optimized

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 3 of 9 (Appendix A-B to A-C)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 4 of 9 (Appendix A-D)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 4 of 9 (Appendix A-D) - Optimized

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 5 of 9 (Appendix A-E to A-I)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 6 of 9 (Appendix B - Lotsearch 1)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 7 of 9 (Appendix B - Lotsearch 2)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 8 of 9 (Appendix B - Lotsearch 3)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 9 of 9 (Appendix B - Lotsearch 4)

    Technical Report F: Greenhouse gas impact assessment

    Technical Report G: Air quality impact assessment

    Technical Report H: Noise and vibration impact assessment

    Technical Report I: Landscape and visual

    Technical Report I: Landscape and visual impact assessment

    Technical Report I: Landscape and visual impact assessment – Optimized

    Technical Report J: Transport

    Technical Report J: Transport impact assessment Part 1 of 2

    Technical Report J: Transport impact assessment Part 1 of 2 – Optimized

    Technical Report J: Transport impact assessment (Appendices) Part 2 of 2

    Technical Report J: Transport impact assessment (Appendices) Part 2 of 2 – Optimized

    Technical Report K: Safety, hazard and risk assessment

    Technical Report L: Land use

    Technical Report L: Land use impact assessment

    Technical Report L: Land use impact assessment – Optimized

    Technical Report M: Social impact assessment

    Technical Report N: Business impact assessment

    Technical Report O: Agriculture

    Technical Report P: Aboriginal cultural heritage impact assessment

    Technical Report Q: Historic heritage impact assessment

    Attachments

    Attachment I: Matters of National Environmental Significance

    Attachment II: Legislation and policy report

    Attachment III: Environmental risk report

    Attachment IV: Climate change risk report

    Attachment V: Community engagement reports

    Attachment VI: Draft planning scheme amendment

    Attachment VII: Map book

    Attachment VIII: Works Approval Application

    Attachment VIII: Works Approval Application

    Attachment VIII: WAA - Appendix B

    Technical Report A: Marine biodiversity impact assessment

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 1 of 9

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 2 of 9 (Appendix A-A)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 2 of 9 (Appendix A-A) – Optimized

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 3 of 9 (Appendix A-B to A-C)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 4 of 9 (Appendix A-D) - Optimized

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 5 of 9 (Appendix A-E to A-I)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 6 of 9 (Appendix B - Lotsearch 1)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 7 of 9 (Appendix B - Lotsearch 2)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 8 of 9 (Appendix B - Lotsearch 3)

    Technical Report E: Contamination and acid sulfate soils impact assessment Part 9 of 9 (Appendix B - Lotsearch 4)

    Technical Report F: Greenhouse gas impact assessment

    Technical Report G: Air quality impact assessment

    Technical Report H: Noise and vibration impact assessment

    Technical Report K: Safety, hazard and risk assessment

    Attachment IV: Climate change risk report

    Chapter 26: Stakeholder engagement

    Attachment VIII: WAA - Technical Report A – Annexures

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-A: Behaviour and regulation of chlorine in waters

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-B: Phytoplankton Sampling Program

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-C: Zooplankton Sampling Program

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-D: Subtital Benthic Habitats and Biodiversity

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-E: Water Temperature - Monitoring Results

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-F: Threatened Ghost Shrimp Survey

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-G: Ichthyoplankton Sampling Program

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-H: Hydrodynamic Modelling Report Part 1 of 3

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-H: Hydrodynamic Modelling Report Part 2 of 3

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-H: Hydrodynamic Modelling Report Part 3 of 3

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-I: Underwater noise impact assessment

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-J: Underwater acoustic modelling

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-K: Western Port Modelling peer review

    GIJPP EES Annexure A-L: Independent peer review of responses to request

    Attachment IX: Pipeline Licence Application

    GIJPP EES_Attachment IX Pipeline Licence Application Part 1 of 3_0_0.pdf

    GIJPP EES_Attachment IX Pipeline Licence Application Part 2 of 3_0_0.pdf

    GIJPP EES_Attachment IX Pipeline Licence Application Part 3 of 3_0_1.pdf

  • Make a submission

    Submissions on the EES, draft Planning Scheme amendment, works approval application and the pipeline licence application must be made in writing and received by 11:59pm on Wednesday 26 August 2020.

    Each submission is a public document and will be treated as a submission on the EES and as relevant on the other exhibited documents.

    Online submissions are preferred and can be lodged via the Victorian Government’s engagement website Engage Victoria.

    Hard copy submissions must be accompanied by a coversheet, available by calling the DELWP Customer Service Centre on 136 186.

    Each written submission must have its own coversheet and they cannot be copied.

    All submissions must state the name and address of the person making the submission.

    Submissions will be treated as public documents and will be published on the Victorian Government’s engagement website. Therefore, your submission and your name will be made public.
    The submission process is independently managed by Planning Panels Victoria.

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