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Project overview*

EIS status Approved with conditions
Description A five-kilometre-long underground motorway between Brisbane's western and inner-northern suburbs.
Proponent Brisbane City Council
Location/s The motorway will link the Western Freeway, adjacent to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Toowong, with the Inner City Bypass at Kelvin Grove. Map
Local government/s Brisbane City Council
Key features
  • parallel tunnels, each with two lanes
  • ventilation system
  • fire protection and monitoring systems
  • free-flow electronic tolling system

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
23 April 2010 Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 713 KB) released.
2 July 2009 Supplementary EIS submitted.
25 October 2008 to
15 December 2008
Public consultation on EIS.
18 April 2008 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 386 KB) released.
1 December 2007 to
31 January 2008
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
30 November 2007 Project not deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
5 November 2007 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
2 November 2007 Gazettal of significant project declaration (PDF icon 190 KB)
28 September 2007 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 905 KB), submitted.

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Project changes

Project change application 8 - Environmental management reporting and water quality release measures

Date Activity
13 May 2015 Coordinator-General's report on project change (PDF icon 654 KB) released, approving the change.
23 April 2015 Proponent's project change application (PDF icon 2.2 MB) submitted.

Project change application 7 - Sir Samuel Griffith Drive car park

Date Activity
24 September 2012 Coordinator-General's report on project change (PDF icon 1.5 MB) released, approving the change.
21 August 2012 Proponent's project change application submitted.
  • Complete application (PDF icon 11 MB)
  • Application in parts:
    • Part 1 (PDF icon 1.32 MB) - Covering letter; Synopsis; Introduction
    • Part 2 (PDF icon 1.36 MB) - Introduction (cont); Reasons for proposed change and its effects on the project; Current use of Sir Samuel Griffith Drive site; Description of proposed change; Consultation
    • Part 3 (PDF icon 1.4 MB) - Consultation (cont); Effects of project changes; Conclusions and proposed conditions; Appendix A: Western worksite workforce car parking investigation of options report
    • Part 4 (PDF icon 1.58 MB) - Appendix A (cont)
    • Part 5 (PDF icon 1.33 MB) - Appendix A (cont)
    • Part 6 (PDF icon 1.27 MB) - Appendix A (cont)
    • Part 7 (PDF icon 1.33 MB) - Appendix A (cont)
    • Part 8 (PDF icon 1.01 MB) - Appendix A (cont); Appendix B: Summary of feedback and response
    • Part 9 (PDF icon 420 KB) - Appendix B (cont)

Project change application 6 - Indooroopilly car park

Date Activity
27 July 2012 Coordinator-General' report on project change (PDF icon 642 KB) released, approving the change.
13 July 2012 Proponent's project change application (PDF icon 4.37 MB) submitted.

Project change application 5 - Tollroad control centre location

Date Activity
12 January 2012 Coordinator-General' report on project change (PDF icon 1.01 MB) released, approving the change.
7 October 2011 Proponent's project change application (PDF icon 3.80 MB) submitted.

Project change application 4 - Conveyor tunnel

Date Activity
18 August 2011 Coordinator-General' report on project change (PDF icon 5.13 MB) released, approving the change.
22 July 2011 Proponent's project change application (PDF icon 14.16 MB) submitted.

Project change application 3 - Temporary construction workforce car park (Scenic Drive, Mt Coot-tha)

Date Activity
18 August 2011 Coordinator-General's report on project change (PDF icon 2.41 MB) released, approving the change.
23 June 2011 Proponent's project change application (PDF icon 19.98 MB) submitted.

Project change application 2 - Construction workforce parking (Toowong park 'n' ride)

Date Activity
17 June 2011 Coordinator-General's report on project change (PDF icon 482 KB) released, approving the change.
3 June 2011 Amendment to project change application (PDF icon 52 KB) submitted by proponent.
Attachments:
25 October 2010 Proponent's project change application (PDF icon 15.2 MB) submitted.

Project change application 1 - main alignment, western connections, eastern connections, project delivery

Date Activity
17 December 2010 Coordinator-General's report on project change (PDF icon 1.1 MB) released, approving the change.
Documents that informed the report included:
30 October 2010 to
19 November 2010
Public consultation on project change application.
25 October 2010 Proponent's project change application (PDF icon 7.9 MB) submitted.

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Issues or concerns

As part of the Coordinator-General's conditions of approval for the project, the Brisbane City Council has appointed an independent community liaison representative to:

If you have any issues or concerns you would like to report, contact Transcity:

Please advise Transcity what you require, e.g. a response, feedback, apology, etc.

If Transcity does not respond to or resolve your issues or concerns satisfactorily, contact the independent community liaison representative:

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