The Department of State Growth (DSG) is leading the planning and design work to improve driver safety and visitor experience along the Great Eastern Drive. This proposal is one of the initiatives for this area.
DSG has hired ERA Planning and Environment with Burbury Consulting to progress the design and approval of the works associated with creating a new sealed car park to accommodate five standard vehicles and one larger vehicle. It will ensure a sealed entry and exit off the Tasman Highway, and include a three-metre length of walking track from the car park to the entrance of the beach and rock bollards to contain vehicle access to the greater reserve.
The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared in accordance with PWS advice. The proposal will address the existing use of the informal carpark, improve visitor safety, and control the risk of environmental harm to sensitive coastal dune vegetation.
| Stage 1 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and supporting information accepted as suitable for public consultation.
| Stage 2 - Public consultation process advertised in three regional papers. Draft EIS and supporting information were available on the ‘Have your say’ page of PWS website.
| Stage 3 - The period for making public submissions closed. Final EIS and Submission Report is prepared by proponent, addressing comments received during the public consultation process.
| Stage 4 - Assessment of the final EIS is completed and PWS prepares an Environmental Assessment Report (EAR) including the submission report and public submissions.
| Stage 5 - Final EIS, EAR, statement of reasons and public submissions published on the PWS website EIA page.
Public consultation period begins
- Saturday, 20 February 2021
Close of comment period
Final EIS assessment completed
EIS, EAR and public submissions published
Environmental Assessment Report
Kelvedon Beach Conservation Area car park and walking track Environmental Assessment Report (16Mb)
Kelvedon Beach Conservation Area car park and walking track Final EIS (16Mb)