Main Volume 1B Part 6

Main Volume 1B Part 6 (pdf)

Contents Pages
19.2.2 Heritage items and conservation areas (continued from part 5) 19-23
19.3 Assessment of impacts 19-30
19.3.1 Historical archaeology 19-30
19.3.2 Heritage items and conservation areas 19-32
19.4 Management of impacts 19-43
20 Biodiversity 20-1
20.1 Assessment methodology 20-2
20.1.1 Overview 20-2
20.1.2 Desktop assessment 20-2
20.1.3 Likelihood of occurrence assessment 20-3
20.1.4 Field surveys 20-3
20.1.5 Legislation and policy framework 20-4
20.2 Existing environment 20-5
20.2.1 Vegetation communities 20-5
20.2.2 Flora species and populations 20-6
20.2.3 Fauna species and populations 20-12
20.2.4 Migratory species 20-13
20.3 Assessment of construction impacts 20-14
20.3.1 Direct impacts 20-14
20.3.2 Indirect impacts 20-17
20.4 Assessment of operational impacts 20-19
20.5 Assessment of cumulative impacts 20-20
20.6 Management of impacts 20-20
20.6.1 Biodiversity offsets 20-22
21 Greenhouse gas 21-1
21.1 Assessment methodology 21-1
21.1.1 Greenhouse gas assessment boundary 21-2
21.2 Existing environment 21-3
21.2.1 Policy setting 21-3
21.2.2 GHG emissions reporting 21-3
21.3 Assessment of construction impacts 21-4
21.4 Assessment of operational impacts 21-5
21.4.1 Emissions from road infrastructure operation 21-6
21.4.2 Emissions from vehicles during operation 21-6
21.5 Combined GHG emissions 21-7
21.6 Management of impacts 21-9
22 Aboriginal heritage 22-1
22.1 Assessment methodology 22-1
22.1.1 Overview 22-1
22.1.2 Legislation and policy framework 22-2
22.2 Study area 22-3
22.3 Existing environment 22-3
22.3.1 Landscape context 22-3
22.3.2 Ethnographic and archaeological context 22-3
22.3.3 Site predictions 22-4
22.3.4 Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System 22-4
22.3.5 Survey results 22-4
22.4 Assessment of potential impacts 22-6
22.5 Environmental management measures 22-6
23 Resource use and waste minimisation 23-1
23.1 Assessment methodology 23-1
23.2 Legislative framework 23-1
23.3 Assessment of construction impacts 23-2
23.3.1 Construction resource consumption 23-2
23.3.2 Construction waste management 23-3
23.4 Assessment of operational impacts 23-6
23.4.1 Operational resource consumption 23-6
23.4.2 Operational waste management 23-6
23.5 Environmental management measures 23-7
24 Climate change risk and adaptation 24-1
24.1 Assessment methodology 24-1
24.1.1 Pre-screening 24-2
24.1.2 Screening 24-2
24.1.3 Detailed risk assessment 24-2
24.1.4 Risk evaluation 24-3
24.1.5 Adaptation (risk treatment) 24-3
24.2 Existing environment 24-3
24.2.1 Future climate 24-4
24.3 Assessment of construction impacts 24-6
24.4 Assessment of operational impacts 24-6
24.4.1 Risk evaluation 24-6
24.5 Management of impacts 24-7
25 Hazards and risk 25-1
25.1 Assessment of construction risks 25-1
25.1.1 Storage and handling of dangerous goods and hazardous substances 25-1
25.1.2 Transport of dangerous goods and hazardous substances 25-2
25.1.3 Underground services 25-3
25.1.4 Risk of tunnel collapse 25-3
25.2 Assessment of operational risks 25-3
25.2.1 Storage and handling of dangerous goods and hazardous substances 25-4
25.2.2 Transport of dangerous goods and hazardous substances 25-4
25.2.3 Incidents in the tunnels 25-5
25.2.4 Incidents on surface roads 25-6
25.3 Environmental management measures 25-6
26 Cumulative impacts 26-1
26.1 Nature of cumulative impacts 26-1
26.2 Assessment methodology 26-2
26.3 Existing environment 26-2
26.3.1 WestConnex 26-2
26.3.2 Other nearby developments 26-4
26.4 Cumulative impacts of WestConnex component projects 26-7
26.4.1 Traffic and transport 26-7
26.4.2 Air quality 26-8
26.4.3 Noise and vibration 26-8
26.4.4 Economic impacts 26-9
26.4.5 Social impacts 26-10
26.4.6 Non-Aboriginal heritage 26-10
26.4.7 Biodiversity 26-10
26.5 Cumulative impacts of other nearby developments 26-10
26.5.1 Traffic and transport 26-11
26.5.2 Amenity impacts 26-11
26.6 Management of impacts 26-12
27 Sustainability 27-1
27.1 What is sustainability? 27-1
27.2 WestConnex Sustainability Strategy 27-1
27.3 Sustainability management measures 27-2
27.4 Ecologically sustainable development 27-10
27.4.1 Precautionary principle 27-10
27.4.2 Inter-generational equity 27-10
27.4.3 Conservation of biological diversity and ecological integrity 27-11
27.4.4 Improved valuation and pricing and incentive mechanisms 27-11
28 Environmental risk analysis 28-1
28.1 Overview 28-1
28.2 Preliminary environmental assessment 28-2
28.3 Assessment of key issues identified in the Secretary’s environmental assessment requirements 28-2
28.4 Risk analysis summary 28-3
29 Summary of environmental management measures 29-1
29.1 Environmental management plans (or systems) 29-1
29.2 Summary of safeguards and management measures 29-1
30 Project justification and conclusion 30-1
30.1 Justification 30-1
30.1.1 Summary of strategic need and justification 30-1
30.1.2 Achieving project objectives 30-2
30.2 Objectives of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (1979) 30-4
30.3 Conclusion 30-6
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