Since our last update, the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination team has been hard at work finalising more than 12-months of detailed technical studies that underpin the project’s Environment Effects Statement (EES), in preparation for public exhibition of the EES later this year.
While the EES document is being prepared, Council is continuing to strengthen the outcomes of the project through ongoing engagement and collaboration with Wurundjeri Elders and undertaking a Gender Impact Assessment.
Upcoming Public Exhibition
The EES, consisting of 15 chapters and six technical reports (Transport, Socio-economic, Land Use and Planning, Cultural heritage, Biodiversity & Habitats and a Surface Water, Groundwater and Geotechnical Hazards), is undergoing final reviews by the Technical Reference Group (TRG), the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) and Yarra Ranges Council throughout September and October.
Once finalised and authorised by the Minister for Planning, it is expected the EES will be released for public exhibition around mid-November. During the exhibition period, community and stakeholders will be able to review all of the EES documents and make submissions to be considered as part of the process.