Comment on the draft Public Environment Report

The North East Link Project prepared a draft Public Environment Report (PER) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The draft PER was on public display for comment from Tuesday 16 April – Thursday 30 May 2019.

The draft PER included information on how the project could affect matters of national environmental significance, such as federally listed threatened species and communities, migratory species and the environment on Commonwealth land during construction and operation and how adverse impacts would be managed.

You can read the draft PER on the North East Link website at northeastlink.vic.gov.au/epbc


How to make a submission

Interested persons and organisations were invited to comment in writing on the draft PER. Comments closed at 5 pm Thursday 30 May 2019.


Next steps

From here, we’ll review all public submissions, finalise the PER and submit it to the Federal Minister for the Environment. The final PER will include a summary of how we have addressed public submissions.

The final PER will be published in mid-late 2019, with a decision by the Minister for the Environment expected in late 2019.



The North East Link Project prepared a draft Public Environment Report (PER) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The draft PER was on public display for comment from Tuesday 16 April – Thursday 30 May 2019.

The draft PER included information on how the project could affect matters of national environmental significance, such as federally listed threatened species and communities, migratory species and the environment on Commonwealth land during construction and operation and how adverse impacts would be managed.

You can read the draft PER on the North East Link website at northeastlink.vic.gov.au/epbc


How to make a submission

Interested persons and organisations were invited to comment in writing on the draft PER. Comments closed at 5 pm Thursday 30 May 2019.


Next steps

From here, we’ll review all public submissions, finalise the PER and submit it to the Federal Minister for the Environment. The final PER will include a summary of how we have addressed public submissions.

The final PER will be published in mid-late 2019, with a decision by the Minister for the Environment expected in late 2019.



  • Submissions for the draft PER closed at 5 pm Thursday 30 May 2019.

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