Submission by Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association (TRRA)
TRRA submits this project should be refused as it is not acceptable on multiple grounds including:
- The risks to water quality have not been sufficiently mitigated.
- Questions remain about impacts to protected habitat in the national park and several mitigation actions are dependent on obtaining suitable quality backfill, which was stated to be uncertain.
- Bottleneck points on the road network that are already bad will get worse with increases in heavy truck traffic, including flow-through impacts to road condition and road safety. Road noise that is already higher than thresholds in the Road Noise Policy on sections of the route will get worse, with noise disruption lasting up to 30 years.