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.

How to Navigate the EES View

  • Warburton Mountain Bike Destination - How To Navigate The EES Factsheet View

  • Warburton Mountain Bike Destination - Summary Brochure  View
  • Map Book VIEW View
Executive Summary  View
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
A - Biodiversity | Full Report (270mb)  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
B - Surface water, groundwater and geotechnical hazards  View
C - Cultural Heritage  View
D - Land use and planning  View
E - Socio-Economic  View
F - Transport  View
Attachment I - Map book  View Update V.2 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
Warburton Mountain Bike Destination - Overview   View
Warburton Mountain Bike Destination - Transport Factsheet View
Warburton Mountain Bike Destination - How To Make A Submission Factsheet View
Warburton Mountain Bike Destination - How To Navigate The EES Factsheet View
Three types of information sessions will be held during the EES exhibition period.

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
Face to Face information session
  • Wednesday 15 December 2021 | 3pm to 7pm
Online Information Session
  • Monday 20 December 2021 | 7pm - 8pm

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) planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au

In relation to the EES Process
Impact Assessment Unit
DELWP environment.assessment@delwp.vic.gov.au

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