The Minister for Planning appointed a joint Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) under the Environment Effects Act 1978 and Planning and Environment Act 1987.

To investigate and consider the environmental effects of the project, the IAC held public hearings and reviewed the EES, draft Planning Scheme Amendment, Works Approval application, and all public submissions. The IAC prepared a report, which was submitted to the Minister for Planning in line with the Terms of Reference.

The IAC’s report and the Minister for Planning’s assessment report are available at: https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/environment-assessment/browse-projects/projects/west-gate-tunnel

The Minister for Planning’s assessment has been considered by decision makers, and necessary changes made to the project’s key planning and environmental approvals documents.

For more information on the Inquiry and Advisory Committee process, including the Terms of Reference and documents tabled at the public hearings, visit: www.engage.vic.gov.au/west-gate-tunnel-project

Public hearings

Public hearings were held over five weeks from Monday 14 August to Tuesday 19 September 2017.

Project notes, expert witness statements and written submissions presented by the West Gate Tunnel Authority (formerly known as the Western Distributor Authority) to the Inquiry and Advisory Committee are available below.

For all other tabled documents and expert witness statements, visit: www.engage.vic.gov.au/west-gate-tunnel-project

001 - Traffic and Transport - Sensitivity Testing - IAC Request Number 19 (Updated)

PDF 1.01 MB

002 - Solid Waste and Contamination - Contaminated Soil and Spoil Management - IAC Request Number 41

PDF 23 KB

003 - Solid Waste and Contamination - Human Health - IAC Request Numbers 43, 44, 45

PDF 23 KB

004 - Noise and Vibration Information - Assessment of Cumulative Impacts - IAC Request Appendix B DM1-D

PDF 24 KB

005 - Noise and Vibration Information - EPR NVP6 - IAC Request Appendix B DM1-F

PDF 23 KB

006 - Health Impact Assessment Information Request - IAC Request Appendix C (LD1-A - LD1-T)

PDF 76 KB

007 - Air Quality Information Request - IAC Request Appendix D (LD2-K to LD2-T)

PDF 28 KB

008 - Urban Design and Landscape - Landscape - IAC Request Numbers 28, 29, 30, 32, 33

PDF 23 KB

009 - Environmental Management Framework - IAC Request Numbers 47 and 48 From Part A Submissions

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010 - Environmental Management Framework - IAC Request Numbers 49 and 50 From Part A Submissions

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011 - Construction Haul Routes - IAC Request Number 13

PDF 82 KB

012 - Environmental Performance Requirements - Biodioversity - IAC Request Numbers 51 and 52

PDF 23 KB

013 - Noise and Vibration Information - IAC Request Number DM1-E

PDF 81 KB

014 - Access to Investigation Data - IAC Request Number SH1-C

PDF 88 KB

014 - Attachment A - Golder Report No. 1521107-2001-R

PDF 269 MB

014 - Attachment B - Golder Report No. 1521107-2004-R

PDF 35.9 MB

014 - Attachment C - Golder Report No. 1521107-182-R

PDF 19 MB

014 - Attachment D - Golder Report No. 1521107-181-R

PDF 139 MB

014 - Attachment E - Conceptual Geological Long Section

PDF 27.9 MB

015 - Intersection performance - IAC Request Number 4

PDF 4.3 MB

016 - Intersection performance - Millers Road - IAC Request Number 5

PDF 162 KB

017 - Millers Road origin-destination assessment - IAC Request Number 6

PDF 311 KB

018 - Construction Haul Routes - IAC Request Number 11

PDF 96 KB

019 - Construction Haul Routes - IAC Request Number 12

PDF 84 KB

020 - Lighting - IAC Request Number 34

PDF 96 KB

021 - Lighting - IAC Request Number 35

PDF 83 KB

022 - Road Closures and Works Areas - IAC Request Number 16

PDF 83 KB

023 - Road Closures and Works Areas - IAC Request Number 17

PDF 82 KB

024 - Noise barriers - IAC Request Number 39

PDF 23 KB

025 - Sims Street and Footscray Road intersection analysis - IAC Request Number 3

PDF 98 KB

026 - Noise and Vibration Information - IAC Request Number DM1-I

PDF 108.6MB

027 - Construction Environment Management Plan: Groundwater - IAC Request Number SH1-A

PDF 96 KB

028 - Ground Vibration Subsidence Exacerbation - IAC Request Number SH1-D

PDF 88 KB

029 - Microsimulation modelling during construction - IAC Request Number 10

PDF 81 KB

030 - Asbestos Environmental Management Plan - IAC Request Number 46

PDF 23 KB

031 - Provision of Stockpiling Area - IAC Request Number 42

PDF 83 KB 

032 - Ventilation System Noise - IAC Request Number DM1-J

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033 - Contsruction Activity - IAC Request Number SH1-E

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034 - Visual Impacts, Urban Design and Landscape - Noise barriers - IAC Request Number 38

PDF 36.2 MB 

035 - Construction Haul Routes - IAC Request Number 14

PDF 139 KB 

036 - Spoil haulage for both the Project and Melbourne Metro Rail Project - IAC Request Number 15(2)

PDF 142 KB 

037 - Traffic and Transport - West Melbourne and North Melbourne - IAC Request Number 8

PDF 23 KB 

038 - Port connection roads - IAC Request Number 2

PDF 434 KB 

039 - Closure of Coode Road - IAC Request Number 1

PDF 846 KB 

040 - Traffic and Transport Microsimulation Model - IAC Request Number 9

PDF 82 KB 

040 - Attachment i - West Gate Freeway AM

PDF N/AMP4 290 MB

040 - Attachment ii - West Gate Freeway PM

PDF N/AMP4 300 MB

040 - Attachment iii - Port CityLink city connections AM

PDF N/AMP4 372 MB

040 - Attachment iv - Port CityLink city connections PM

PDF N/AMP4 473 MB

041 - Modelling of exisiting truck curfews - IAC Request Number 18

PDF 1.1 MB 

042 - Assumptions regarding future port infrastructure - IAC Request Number 20

PDF 130 KB 

043 - Dynon Road and Wurundjeri Way - IAC Request Numbers 22,23,25 and 26

PDF 531 KB 

044 - Tunnels ventilation system noise - IAC Request DM1-K

PDF 26 KB 

045 - Landscaping - IAC Request Number 31

PDF 98 KB

046 - Shared use path - IAC Request Number 36

PDF 107 KB 

047 - Network capacity in North Melbourne - IAC Request Number 7

PDF 2.56 MB 

048 - Kensington Road

PDF 340 KB 

049 - Port truck access

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050 - Port Infrastructure - IAC Request Number 21

PDF 84 KB 

051 - Reuse of spoil - IAC Request Number SH1-B

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052 - Noise Barriers - IAC Request Number 40

PDF 83 KB 

052 - Attachment i - Sec 18

PDF 1.67 MB 

052 - Attachment ii - Sec 19

PDF 1.85 MB 

053 - Noise and Vibration - IAC Request Numbers DM1-G and DM1-H

PDF 87 KB 

054 - TBM Retrieval

PDF 78 KB 

055 - Acoustic Sheds

PDF 84 KB 

055 - Attachment 1 - Acoustic Sheds

PDF 1.68 MB 

056 - Capacity constrained locations

PDF 53 KB 

057 - Percentage heavy vehicles

PDF 99 KB 

058 - Veloway

PDF 154 KB 

059 - Spoil

PDF 84 KB 

060 - City Connection Options

PDF 334 KB 

060 - Attachment 1 - City connection options diagrams

PDF 1.5 MB 

060 - Attachment 2a - City AM - Option 5

PDF N/AMP4 163 MB

060 - Attachment 2b - City PM - Option 5

PDF N/AMP4 146 MB

061 - Noise barriers for public open space areas

PDF 81 KB

061 - Attachment 1 - Proposed Noise Barriers

PDF 13.8 MB

062 - Change in truck vehicle kilometres travelled (updated)

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063 - Shading Diagrams - IAC Request Number 37

PDF 86 KB

063 - Attachment 1 - Shadowing Study

PDF 1.16 MB

063 - Attachment 2 - Shadowing Study

PDF 974 KB

063 - Attachment 3 - Shadowing Study

PDF 1.36 MB

064 - Noise barrier location Chambers Road

PDF 80 KB

064 - Attachment 1 - Noise Barrier Dimensions

PDF 1.04 MB

065 - Safety assessment

PDF 70 KB

066 - Further traffic incentives

PDF 98 KB

067 - Sims Street-Footscray Road intersection

PDF 205 KB

068 - Shading Diagrams (Updated Project Note 63)

PDF 3.83 MB

069 - Intersection performance - Grieve Parade and Geelong Road

PDF 101 KB

070 - Fit for purpose transport modelling

PDF 10.8 MB

071 - MacKenzie Road ramps and river crossing

PDF 267 KB

072 - Purpose of Table 79

PDF 232 KB

073 - Emma McLean Kindergarten Air Quality

PDF 21 KB

073 - Emma McLean Kindergarten Air Quality - Attachment 1

PDF 375 KB

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

PDF 529 KB

Air Quality

PDF 489 KB

Airborne Noise

PDF 13.0 MB

Airborne Noise - Appendix B Stead

PDF 169 KB

Airborne Noise - Appendix B Evans

PDF 280 KB

Airborne Noise - Appendix C

PDF 9.15 MB

Airborne Noise - Appendix C Letter

PDF 141 KB

Business

PDF 2.05 MB

Contaminated Soil and Spoil Management

PDF 79.2 KB

Ecology

PDF 235 KB

Greenhouse Gas

PDF 67.9 KB

Ground Movement

PDF 615 KB

Groundwater

PDF 125 KB

Historical Heritage

PDF 9.29 MB

Human Health

PDF 550 KB

Landscaping

PDF 221 KB

Social

PDF 340 KB

Strategic Planning

PDF 6.74 MB

Surface Water

PDF 78 KB

Transport

PDF 9.35 MB

Transport Modelling

PDF 6.88 MB

Vibration and Regenerated Noise (Tunnel)

PDF 503 KB

Urban Design

PDF 432 KB

Urban Design - Appendices A+B

PDF 1.09 MB

Urban Design - Appendix C

PDF 6.46 MB

Part A

PDF 1.82MB

Part B Closing Submission (with Attachments 1 & 2)

PDF 6.75 MB

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.

More information

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 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.

For questions relating to the West Gate Tunnel Project and the EES documentation, please contact the West Gate Tunnel Authority.