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30 March 2021

EES scoping requirements to be released April 2021

The Minister for Planning is currently developing ‘scoping requirements’ for the environmental assessment process for the nine VMFRP sites.

Scoping requirements set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the Environment Effects Statements (EES) and Environment Reports which cover the four VMFRP zones:

Zone Environment assessment process
East (ER) Environment Report for Gunbower and Guttrum–Benwell
Central (ER) Environment Report for Vinifera, Nyah and Burra Creek
Central (EES) Environment Effects Statement for Hattah Lakes North and Belsar–Yungera
West (EES) Environment Effects Statement for Wallpolla and Lindsay Island

Stakeholders and community members will have the opportunity to give feedback on the EES scoping requirements when they are released by DELWP for public consultation over a period of at least 15 business days. DELWP’s estimated release date for scoping documents is late April 2021.

Scoping documents will be published on the DELWP website.

Scoping requirements for Environment Reports do not go through a public consultation process but will be made available online once they are finalised by DELWP.

Read more about the VMFRP environment assessment referrals and reasons for the chosen assessment pathways.

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