Replacement of old Mandurah Traffic Bridge

Closed 14 Jan 2015

Opened 8 Jan 2015

Feedback Updated 27 Feb 2015

We Asked

Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.

You Said

There were no comments on this referral.

We Did

The EPA decided not to assess the proposal and did not provide formal advice.

Overview

The EPA has received a referral of a proposal from the proponent, Main Roads Western Australia, to replace the existing Mandurah Traffic Bridge which spans the Mandurah Channel at the northern end of the Peel Harvey Estuary System. The existing timber bridge has reached the end of its functional life and would be demolished once the proposed new bridge was close to completion. The proposed new bridge would be situated to the north of the existing bridge and be constructed of concrete.

It is anticipated that construction of the new bridge would require minimal seabed disturbance in the form of pile-driving the foundations and no dredging of the Mandurah Channel is proposed. The extent of proposed disturbance is 7 ha, of which 0.2 ha is native vegetation.

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 Chairman'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