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Transport and Main Roads considers environmental management and conservation to be amongst its highest priorities. The project was referred to the Australian Department of the Environment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 in April 2015. For the referral matters, we are following the Australian Government requirements for environmental assessment.

The project team remains committed to keeping our environmental stakeholders up to date as the project progresses. 

Regular meetings with environmental stakeholders

The department appreciates local community concern with the potential loss of a portion of the Beerwah State Forest associated with the upgrade of Caloundra Road interchange. While it would be preferable that there be no impacts, this area has a number of geographic constraints.

We are committed to stakeholder engagement and since August 2015 we have established a regular meeting forum for environmental stakeholders.

Purpose of the meetings

Regular environmental meetings are held where stakeholders discuss current project environmental issues and share information.

Environmental stakeholder groups invited include representatives from the following organisations:

  • Save the Steve Irwin Way Forest Group
  • Sunshine Coast Environment Council
  • Mooloolah River Water Watch and Landcare Group
  • Wildlife Preservation Society, Sunshine Coast Branch
  • Queensland Koala Crusaders
  • Sunshine Coast Koala Rescue
  • Kabi Kabi First Nation.

Environmental stakeholder meetings

Last updated
24 August 2017