Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions about the Department’s role in assessing the Critical State Significant Infrastructure Application for the Coffs Harbour Bypass.
RMS has identified a preferred route for the Bypass which will provide a 14-kilometre bypass of the Coffs Harbour urban area.
The project includes:
The Department has issued the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the project. The SEARs outline the issues that RMS’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must assess. The SEARs are available on our Major Projects website.
RMS is currently refining the project’s concept design and carrying out the required studies to feed into the EIS, in consultation with the community and stakeholders, councils and relevant government agencies.
When RMS submits the EIS, the Department will publicly exhibit it for a minimum of 28 days and consult with the council, government agencies, other key stakeholders and the community.
During the exhibition period the community is encouraged to provide their feedback via a formal submission. This feedback helps us better understand the opinions and concerns of the community, which informs our assessment of the project.
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Page last updated: 03/05/2019