The project

The project involves construction of a new trunk sewer main between the eastern side of Tillyard Drive, Latham and the western side of Copland Drive, Melba; construction of a new odour control facility at Latham North; and other associated works. The EIS was prepared by WSP Global Inc. on behalf of Icon Water Limited.

EIS process

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) details the anticipated environmental impacts of a development, as well as proposing avoidance and mitigation measures. A proponent prepares an EIS to enable decision makers to understand the likely environmental consequences of a proposed development. The EIS is required to address matters raised in the scoping document for the proposal. Read more about the EIS process.

The final EIS informs the development application (DA) which is the decision-making and approvals process. In the DA process, matters raised in the EIS are assessed against the requirements of the Territory Plan and Planning and Development Act 2007 (the Act).

Public consultation

In accordance with the Act the proponent prepared and submitted a draft EIS to the planning and land authority. The draft EIS was open for comments for 35 working days with the comment period ending on 22 July 2019.

Current status: EIS process complete

On 24 November 2020, the Delegate of the planning and land authority provided the final EIS and an EIS assessment report to the Minister for Planning and Land Management.

On 10 December 2020, the Minister for Planning and Land Management decided to take no action on the EIS, meaning the EIS process is now complete.

The proponent lodged a concurrent Development Application (DA) for this proposal for assessment in the impact track and this has undergone a separate assessment process informed by the EIS. The DA assessment considered whether the potential environmental impacts of the proposal were acceptable and also considered any community representations made during the public notification period for the DA.

DAs are notified on the Planning website.

Application and supporting documents

EIS assessment report

Final EIS documents

Scoping document