Turkey Point Access Bridge

Closed 19 Aug 2020

Opened 13 Aug 2020

Overview

The Proposal is to develop a new bridge with a single lane dual carriage road and dual use path over the Preston River, to Turkey Point, Bunbury, Western Australia.  

The Proposal requires a disturbance footprint of 9.59 ha within the overall Proposal Development Envelope (DE) of 11.34 ha. 

Subtropical Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh Threatened Ecological Community (VT03 and VT04) is present within the Proposal DE and will require clearing of approximately 1.36 ha. 1.22 ha has been identified as potential foraging habitat for Black Cockatoos and 0.03 ha identified as potential Black Cockatoo breeding habitat. 

Two (2) registered Aboriginal heritage sites are known to occur within the Proposal DE. Acid sulphate soil (ASS) risk mapping over the Proposal DE indicating the Proposal is within an area that has a high to moderate risk of ASS. 

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