Environmental Management Plan
An Environment Management Plan was developed specifically for the Inner West Light Rail Extension project in accordance with the Conditions of Approval, all relevant Acts and Regulations and accepted best practice management. The following environmental issues are addressed in the plan:
- Construction compounds and ancillary facilities management
- Construction noise and vibration
- Construction traffic
- Flora and fauna management
- Earthworks and water quality management
- Heritage management
- Air quality and dust management
- Waste management.
These documents are available on request.
An Environmental Representative was appointed to the project. The role of the Environmental Representative included reviewing the contractor's environmental management documents, performing site inspections and environmental performance auditing to ensure work was undertaken in accordance with the Conditions of Approval and requirements of the Environment Management Plan. The Environmental Representative is independent of the design and construction personnel.
There was some vegetation removal associated with the Inner West Light Rail Extension project. Prior to any vegetation being removed, an ecologist undertook a preclearance survey for endangered or threatened species.
A Revegetation and Biodiversity Compensation and Monitoring Package was developed in consultation with key stakeholders including the Office of Environment and Heritage, Councils, the GreenWay Sustainability Project, the GreenWay Steering Committee and the Inner West Environment Group.
The Package included details of measures used to facilitate fauna movements and to compensate for vegetation loss. It also included measures for the management, protection and monitoring of any compensatory sites.
Operational Noise and Vibration
As part of the project’s Conditions of Approval, an Operational Noise and Vibration Compliance Assessment has been undertaken for the Inner West Light Rail Extension project.
The purpose of this assessment is to confirm the predictions of the noise modelling (Operational Noise and Vibration Review) undertaken during the detailed design stage of the project, by examining whether the noise criteria specified in the Conditions of Approval have been met.
The Operational Noise and Vibration Compliance Assessment is available below.
IWLRE Operational Noise and Vibration Compliance Assessment Report – 29 September 2014 (pdf 3.9MB)
The project reports quarterly on compliance against the project's conditions of approval through our compliance reporting system. Construction compliance reports are provided every six months to the Department of Planning & Infrastructure.
IWLRE Construction Compliance Report Nov 2012 to May 2013 (pdf 430KB)
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