West Gate Tunnel Project – strategic transport alignment review

Client // Western Distributor Authority

GTA Office // Melbourne

GTA was engaged on behalf of the Western Distributor Authority to independently peer review the Transport Impact Assessment contained in the Environment Effects Statement (EES) prepared for the West Gate Tunnel Project. The resulting report formed part of the material GTA presented at the panel hearing for the associated Planning Scheme Amendment.

The review considered:

  • The Project’s strategic transport alignment with planning policy, various planning documents for Greater Melbourne and the legislative framework set out within the Transport Integration Act (2010) 
  • A peer review of analytics contained in the Transport Impact Assessment relied on to inform the EES in support of the Project

In reviewing the Assessment, GTA’s role was to validate the transport challenges, as identified in the EES, and to determine how these challenges will change with or without the project between now and 2031.