Inquiry and Advisory Committee
Inquiry and Advisory Committee review process
The Minister for Planning has appointed a joint Inquiry and Advisory Committee under the Environment Effects Act 1978 and Planning and Environment Act 1987. The Inquiry and Advisory Committee will review the EES, draft Planning Scheme Amendment, Works Approval application, public submissions, and investigate and consider the environmental effects of the project in accordance with Terms of Reference approved by the Minister for Planning.
A Directions Hearing will be held on Wednesday 19 July 2017 commencing at 10.00am at Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray. At this hearing, the Inquiry and Advisory Committee will establish the necessary arrangements and a timetable for public hearings.
Public hearings are expected to commence in the week of 14 August 2017 and run for a period of approximately 5 weeks.
Requests to be heard by the Inquiry and Advisory Committee must be made at the time of making a submission through the online form or submission coversheet. All submitters wishing to be heard before the Inquiry and Advisory Committee are asked to note these arrangements and commence preparations in advance.
Information on the Inquiry and Advisory Committee process and the timetable for the hearings will be published as it becomes available at: www.planning.vic.gov.au/west-gate-tunnel-project-hearing
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.
- Presentation to the Inquiry and Advisory Committee (PDF, 77.4MB)
For more information about the Inquiry and Advisory Committee visit www.planning.vic.gov.au/west-gate-tunnel-project-hearing
For more information about the EES visit the EES page.
Have a question?
Questions relating to the West Gate Tunnel Project and the EES documentation, contact the Western Distributor Authority.
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.