Update – Warburton Mountain Bike Destination
The EES exhibition period closed at 11:59pm on Tuesday 25 January 2022.
The IAC Hearing and Inquiry for the proposed Warburton Mountain Bike Destination has now closed.
The panel will now prepare a report of their findings for the Minister for Planning, with a decision expected to be announced in June 2022.
Environment Effects Statement (EES)
Yarra Ranges Council has prepared an Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Project.
The Summary Brochure gives you a broad overview of the whole project, the rationale for the project, its potential effects, and how we propose to manage these.
For more information and to download the individual documents, click on the + below.
Chapter 1 - Introduction View
Chapter 2 - Project rationale View
Chapter 3 - Project description View
Chapter 4 - Project development and alternatives View
Chapter 5 - Legislative framework View
Chapter 6 - Assessment framework View
Chapter 7 - Communications and engagement View
Chapter 8 - Biodiversity and habitats View
Chapter 9 - Surface water, groundwater and geotechnical hazards View
Chapter 10 - Cultural heritage View
Chapter 11 - Land use and planning View
Chapter 12 - Socio-economic View
Chapter 13 - Transport View
Chapter 14 - Matters of National Environmental Significance View
Chapter 15 - Comparative evaluation of Trail 1 and Trails 45 to 47 View
Chapter 16 - Environmental management framework View
Chapter 17 - Conclusion View
Chapter 18 - References View
Chapter 19 - Glossary and abbreviations View
- Biodiversity Part 1 (4mb) View
- Biodiversity Part 2 (56mb) View
- Biodiversity Part 3 (91mb) View
- Biodiversity Part 4 (85mb) View
- Biodiversity Part 5 (39mb) View
C - Cultural Heritage View
D - Land use and planning View
E - Socio-Economic View
F - Transport View
Attachment II - Alternatives assessment report View
Attachment II - A - Economic and Jobs report View
Attachment III - Stakeholder consulation report View
Attachment IV - Biodiversity offset strategy View
Attachment V - Construction environment management plan View
Attachment VI - Operation environment management plan View
Attachment VII - Planning Scheme Amendment View
Attachment VIII - Itinerary for IAC site inspections View
Drop in Sessions - Warburton Arts Centre (Map)
Feel free to drop into the Warburton Arts Centre and have a chat with the Yarra Ranges Council project team.
Face to face information session - Warburton Water Wheel (Map)
The Yarra Ranges Council project team and industry specialists who worked on the technical studies for the EES will be in attendance for more detailed responses and information.
Online Information Session - REGISTER your attendance.
Online information session including presentations and Q&A from Yarra Ranges Council project team and industry specialists who worked on the technical studies for the EES. This session will be recorded and made available on the project website.
Drop in Sessions
- Friday 3 December 2021 | 2pm to 6pm
- Tuesday 7 December 2021 | 12pm to 4pm
- Wednesday 15 December 2021 | 9am to 1pm
- Saturday 18 December 2021 | 10am to 1pm
- Wednesday 12 January 2022 | 2pm to 6pm
- Wednesday 15 December 2021 | 3pm to 7pm
- Monday 20 December 2021 | 7pm - 8pm
After you have reviewed our factsheet, you can make a submission via the Victorian Government's engagement website.
How to access the EES & Exhibited Documents
The EES and the draft PSA application are now available in the links above. Hard copies of the EES and the draft PSA will be made available at the following locations during the exhibition period:
Yarra Ranges Council Community Link – 2442-2444 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction (map)
Arts Centre Warburton – 3409 Warburton Hwy, Warburton (map)
Yarra Ranges Council Offices – Chapel St, Lilydale – Medicare Building (map)
State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne (map)
Subject to COVID-19 restrictions on Community Facilities. Please check the COVIDSafe Settings for metropolitan Melbourne for updates.
You may also request an EES information pack which contains: • USB loaded with the complete EES and PSA.
Purchase a Printed Copy of the EES.
To purchase printed copy of any of the EES Reports and Map Book – click this link.
In relation to the Project or EES Documentation
Yarra Ranges Shire Council,
P.O. Box 105, Anderson Street Lilydale, VIC 3140
1300 368 333
(03) 9294 6905
In relation to making a submission or the Inquiry
Planning Panels Victoria 136 186 (select option 6) email@example.com
In relation to the EES Process
Impact Assessment Unit
Warburton Mountain Bike Destination
A WOLRD-CLASS MOUNTAIN BIKE DESTINATION IN THE HEART OF THE YARRA RANGES.