Albany Ring Road Project Stage 2A and 3b

Closed 8 Jun 2020

Opened 2 Jun 2020

Overview

MRWA is proposing to construct and operate Stage 2 (the Southern Link) and 3b (part of the Western Link) portion of the Albany Ring Road Proposal (ARR).  The proposal includes construction and operation of seven kilometres of new road which will connect the intersection of South Coastal Highway and Link Road to the Port of Albany around the City of Albany.  Stage 2 of the ARR is the southern link of the ring road located between the Lower Denmark Road George Street Intersection and Frenchman Bay Road.  Stage 3b proposes to connect the South Coast Highway to Lower Denmark Road.  The proposal comprises of dual and single carriageway road, associated bridges, interchanges, local road modifications and other infrastructure.

The proposal would include the loss of 29.4 hectares (ha) of native vegetation, and up to 34.4 ha of plantation and revegetation within a 137.7 ha proposal area.

Why We Are Consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What Happens Next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals