EES Delivered to the Minister for Planning.

The Warburton Mountain Bike Destination just reached a huge milestone. Today the project team delivered the project’s Environmental Effects Statement (ESS) to the Victorian Minister for Planning.


Over the past 18 months Yarra Ranges Council, together with a team of expert consultants, have completed the most comprehensive investigation ever undertaken into the potential environmental effects of mountain biking.
The EES stretches over approximately 3500 pages, containing around 1,500,000 words, covering the topics of; Biodiversity and Habitats; Surface Water, Ground Water and Geotechnical Hazards; Cultural Heritage; Land Use and Planning; Socio-economic; and Transport.



Following the Minister’s authorisation, we anticipate the EES will go on public exhibition in late November 2021. During the exhibition period the EES will be available online and in hard copy for the community to review. We will also be offering opportunities for the community to hear about the project and connect with project staff and specialists. During this time the community will be invited to have their say and make submissions on the EES.
Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more information on how to participate in the EES process or register on to receive project updates.