Planning for the nine-kilometre Mordialloc Freeway in Melbourne’s south east is progressing, with the final scoping requirements for the Environmental Effect Statement (EES) signed off.
The four-lane freeway will link the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village, creating a continuous connection from Frankston.
The Victorian Government said the EES enables a transparent and rigorous process for the consideration of potential impacts of the project and to ensure they are managed appropriately. This includes potential environmental, cultural and economic impacts.
The EES will be prepared by VicRoads in consultation with DELWP and a technical reference group consisting of statutory agencies, department and local councils.
The state road authority has already been undertaking a range of technical investigations in preparing for the EES to assess the potential impacts of the project on biodiversity, groundwater and surface water, air quality and soil, landscape and visual, economic and social impact.
CPB/Seymour Whyte Joint Venture and McConnell Dowell/Decmil Joint Venture have been shortlisted to deliver the $375 million project.
Major construction is expected to start in 2019 and be complete by the end of 2021.