In December 2018, the Minister for planning determined that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) was required.

The EES is an assessment process progressed by the Victorian Government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to provide authoritative advice to statutory decision-makers. Key Victorian decisions are:

  • An approved Cultural Heritage Management Plan;

  • A planning permit;

  • Other possible approvals and consents, as required (eg. authorisation to remove native vegetation);

  • Work plan for an on-site quarry


The following outlines the EES process with indicative timings.


Further information on the EES process can be found here:


Documents relating to the EES will be uploaded to DEWLP's website at: