Environmental surveys underway for Inland Rail in Victoria

ARTC will be conducting environmental surveys relating to overhead powerlines along the North East Rail Line from Beveridge to Albury in October 2020.

Overhead electrical wires running close to a large tree

Locals may see our teams of up to three ecology and heritage specialists walking through these areas surrounding the powerlines to assess the presence of sensitive flora and fauna, and heritage sensitivity.  

ARTC Environment Manager Marisa Feher said survey works were a key part of the planning process to ensure construction for the Inland Rail Tottenham to Albury project in Victoria protects these sensitive environmental features as much as possible. 

“There are so many different types of sensitive flora, fauna and heritage elements in North East Victoria, so it’s important we carry out these surveys to develop plans to avoid and manage these habitats and features carefully,” Ms Feher said.

“We may need to access local property for up to an hour during these surveys. If that’s your property, you’ll have been notified and we’ll knock on your door on the day to seek permission.” 

Surveys will start 26 October and will assess areas around the 12 T2A project sites.   

Importantly, the teams will be actively implementing social distancing procedures, in line with the Victorian guidelines, while completing the surveys.

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