Environment assessment plays an important part in road planning investigations, the aim being to ensure that the environmental effects of proposals are described and considered before final decisions are made. This paper outlines environment assessment procedures for road proposals that are followed in the State of Victoria, Australia. These procedures have evolved wiithin a legislative framework that allows a flexible approach, with a view to ensuring that environmental effects are adequately considered. In most cases, environmental matters can be adequately taken into account by close liaison and consultation between officers of the state road authority and the state ministry for conservation. In those few cases where environmental effects may be significant or where proposals may be controversial, multi - disciplinary studies with community participation and appropriate documentation, and/or the preparation of environment effects statements, have been carried out. These studies should follow a comprehensive and systematic process that includes consideration of the natural and social environmental aspects as an integral part of them. They should be designed to provide for the early identification and analysis of all the relevant issues and effects, including those perceived by various sections of the community, the concerned authorities and the interest groups (A). (TRRL)

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  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
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  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM