Yardie Creek Road Realignment Project

Closed 25 Jul 2021

Opened 19 Jul 2021


The proposal is to realign a 2 - 3 kilometre (km) section of Yardie Creek Road, Shire of Exmouth. The realignment will be about 1 km south of the existing road and to the south of the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Ningaloo Lighthouse Holiday Park. A new southern access road to Vlamingh Head Lighthouse is also proposed. The resulting road will be a 9 m pavement with associated drains, culverts and safety barriers where required. The alignment and design of the road is yet to be finalised with environmental and heritage studies ongoing. The proposal area represents the development envelope within which the road will be constructed based on the current conceptual design.

The proposal area is approximately 41 hectares (ha) with a current design footprint of 12.30 ha. Based on the current design, up to 11.45 ha of native vegetation will be cleared. The proposal may have a direct impact on flora and vegetation, terrestrial fauna, subterranean fauna and social surroundings (Aboriginal, historical and natural heritage sites).

Why your views matter

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.


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