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Management Strategies 
Relevant 
EMP 
Phase 
Responsible Persons 
Significant disturbance (>5% of remaining species) of these eleven species will be avoided throughout the design and construction phases where practicable.  Where 
significant disturbance is unavoidable, OPR will liaise with the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) prior to disturbance. 
VFMP Design 

Construction 
Environment Manager 
The Proponent will report the results of further vegetation and flora studies to the EPA in accordance with approval conditions VFMP 
Design 

Construction 
Environment Manager 
Records of the areas and prescriptions used for clearing and rehabilitation will be maintained in a Rehabilitation Register 
VFMP Construction 
Environment 
Manager 
Rehabilitation prescriptions will be developed for different vegetation types and soil types to include local native species with seed sourced locally where possible. A 
Construction Rehabilitation Management Plan will be prepared and implemented in consultation with the landowners.   
VFMP Construction 
Environment 
Manager 
A clearing control system will be implemented to restrict the number and extent of cleared areas to the minimum needed for safe and efficient implementation of the 
Proposal.  The system shall include: 
 
checks that clearing requirements are consistent with approvals; 
 
GIS information identifying significant flora, fauna and heritage locations will be kept on an Environmental Constraints database for use when planning Proposal 
activities; 
 
a communication and approval system that requires Management  signoff; and 
 specifications 
for 
clearing. 
VFMP Construction 
Construction Manager 
Temporary construction areas will be rehabilitated as soon as practicable after construction 
VFMP Construction 
Construction Manager 
Completion criteria and monitoring methods will be developed for the assessment of rehabilitation progress 
VFMP 
Construction 
Environment Manager 
Topsoil management procedures will ensure that suitable topsoil and cleared vegetation is salvaged and stored for use in rehabilitation VFMP 
Construction Construction 
Manager 
Direct seeding and/or planting will be undertaken to stabilise surfaces and integrate landforms into the surrounding landscape and ecosystems 
VFMP 
Construction Environment 
Manager 
Weed assessments will be made along the corridor prior to significant ground disturbance. The assessments will continue on a regular basis and include reviews of 
hygiene controls and weed risks for all clearing and rehabilitation activities 
VFMP Construction 
Construction Manager. 
Environment Manager 
Movement of topsoil between sites where declared or significant weeds could be spread to new locations will be restricted 
VFMP 
Construction  
Construction Manager 
Initial clearing will occur as close as practicable to first construction activities 
VFMP Construction 
Construction Manager 
Stockpiled vegetation and topsoil will be stored away from water courses to prevent sedimentation 
VFMP Construction 
Environment 
Manager 
A Conservation Significant Flora Register will be maintained throughout Proposal activities which will include information such as distribution, abundance and relevant 
biological information 
VFMP Construction 
Environment 
Manager 
Weed hygiene: 
 
machinery hygiene procedures will be implemented to manage the risks of weed introduction and export to and from the site; 
 
all ground engaging equipment will be required to arrive on site clean of plant and soil material from other sites or hygiene work areas; 
 
vehicles will be inspected at random and contract clauses will ensure that dirty equipment is compliant with the system; and 
 
ground disturbance hygiene areas will include different hygiene work areas according to weed risks. 
VFMP Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 
The majority of the weed control effort will be at the boundary of the Pastoral Area due to the low concentration of weeds within these areas.   
VFMP Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 
Equipment and vehicles used in a weed risk area shall be cleaned down and a weed inspection form completed before the equipment is remobilised to other parts of the 
Proposal Area 
VFMP Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 

 
OPR Rail Development 
Public Environmental Review 
 
 
 
 
 
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Management Strategies 
Relevant 
EMP 
Phase 
Responsible Persons 
Washdown areas and rumble grids are to be located at key locations 
VFMP Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 
Declared weed identification sheets are to be developed, displayed in site offices and communicated through site inductions 
VFMP Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 
Maintain the Emergency Management Plan such that weed inspection reports, records of weed hygiene certificates and weed survey data is recorded and assessed.  
The Weed Hygiene Program will include workforce education to increase weed awareness. 
Emergency 
Management 
Plan 
Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 
An incident will be raised and investigated if there is a non-compliance with the Weed Hygiene Program, or if weed survey results confirm that the Proposal is causing 
an increase in population or distribution of weeds 
VFMP Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 
The Weed Hygiene Program will be regularly reviewed to ensure that the likelihood of reoccurrence is minimised 
VFMP 
Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 
Weed surveys will be conducted as soon as practicable after construction to determine whether construction of the Proposal has increased the population or distribution 
of weeds.  If determined that the Proposal has caused an increase in the population or distribution of weeds corrective actions (spraying, removal etc) will occur after 
consultation with relevant government authorities and weed experts as to the preferred course of action. 
VFMP Post-
construction 
Environment Manager 
Off road traversing of vehicles will be prohibited unless authorised by the Site Environmental Manager 
VFMP 
Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 
Monitoring of vegetation health will be undertaken ensure that the surface hydrology management measures are suitable. 
VFMP 
Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 
An Emergency Management Plan will be prepared and implemented to limit the risk of inadvertent fire ignition.  The Fire Management Plan will include controls 
regarding vehicle movement and maintenance, firebreaks, fire restrictions, fire fighting equipment, hot work procedures and training. 
Emergency 
Management 
Plan 
Construction 
& Operation 
Safety Manager 
There will be no unauthorised access to constraint areas including areas of conservation significance or heritage value 
VFMP 
Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 
Implementation of measures to offset environmental loss, particularly related to the clearing of native vegetation in the freehold area.  Such measures may include: 
 
support of the Moresby Range Regional Strategy; and 
 
investigation of targeted rehabilitation requirements along the Rail Corridor. 
Final offset measures will be determined in consultation with EPA and DEC. 
- Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 
Fauna 
Where practicable, rocky outcrops and large trees will be left in situ for fauna habitat. 
Fauna 
Management 
Plan (FMP) 
Design & 
Construction 
Construction Manager 
With the exception of the Rail Corridor, no disturbance will occur within a 200 m buffer of known Egernia stokesii badia habitat.  If the Rail Corridor must pass through 
these areas, a 50-60m buffer will be maintained between the rail line and outcrops, and the construction disturbance width will be limited to an average of 100 m.  
Individuals will be relocated if found within construction areas, and additional culverts will be installed in these areas to act as fauna underpasses. 
FMP Design 

Construction 
Project Engineer
Construction Manager 
Any handling of Egernia stokesii badia will be undertaken by a suitably licensed reptile handler 
FMP Construction 
Environment 
Manager 
Borrow pits or turkeys nests in the Weld Range area will be avoided where practicable, and the Rail Corridor will be restricted to an average 100 m in width. 
FMP 
Design & 
Construction 
Project Engineer, 
Construction Manager 

 
OPR Rail Development 
Public Environmental Review 
 
 
 
 
 
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Management Strategies 
Relevant 
EMP 
Phase 
Responsible Persons 
No active Malleefowl nests will be disturbed.  Where a nest is discovered that cannot be avoided the nest will be disturbed only once all Malleefowl adults and chicks 
have left the nest. If this is not possible OPR will apply for Ministerial permission to disturb. 
FMP Construction 
Construction Manager 
Minimise trench length where practicable.  Should trenching be required for distances in excess of 1000 m, inspect trenches and excavations outside of construction 
envelopes regularly and where any trenching is to remain open overnight, provide fauna ramps and inspect before work resumes the next morning to remove any 
trapped fauna 
FMP Construction 
Construction Manager, 
Environment Manager 
All disturbance areas have or will be surveyed for Priority Fauna and Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 protected species prior to 
disturbance.  The survey information will be included in OPR databases and documented to ensure that OPR will not disturb species or their habitat beyond the 
disturbance areas approved in the PER.  Should these species be found during construction in locations where impacts are unavoidable, OPR will minimise the 
disturbance in those areas and will seek permission to disturb. 
FMP Construction 
Construction Manager, 
Environment Manager 
Turkeys nest dams will be fenced to restrict access by fauna. Fauna escape methods such as wire mesh will be fixed within turkeys nests to allow fauna egress.  
FMP 
Construction 
& Operation 
Construction Manager, 
Operations Manager 
No domestic animals or pets will be permitted on site 
FMP Construction 
& Operation 
Construction Manager, 
Operations Manager 
Feral animal controls will be specified in the Fauna Management Plan.  Control strategies will be developed consistent with regional and local feral animal control 
initiatives. 
FMP Construction 
& Operation 
Environmental 
Manager 
The Rail Corridor will be fenced throughout the freehold area to prevent livestock death from train strikes 

Operation 
Construction Manager 
The design and construction of the rail crossing of the State Barrier Fence of Western Australia will be in consultation with relevant government authorities 

Design & 
Construction 
Project Engineer, 
Construction Manager, 
Environment Manager 
Conservation Estates 
Impacts on conservation reserves or areas proposed for conservation reservation will be avoided during Proposal design wherever practicable.  Where disturbance is 
unavoidable, the width of the Rail Corridor and the size and location of borrow areas will ensure that the area of disturbance within current or proposed reserves will be 
minimised as much as possible.   
N/A Design 
Project 
Engineer 
The implementation of temporary construction infrastructure such as turkey nests, borrow pits, lay down areas and construction roads will be minimised as much as 
possible within proposed and gazetted nature reserves.   
N/A Design 

Construction 
Project Engineer, 
Construction Manager 
No accommodation areas will be established within proposed or gazetted nature reserves. 
N/A Design 

Construction 
Project Engineer, 
Construction Manager 
Consideration to ongoing management requirements for these areas will be incorporated into the design and construction phase to ensure that matters including 
continued access requirements, weed control, feral animal control are appropriately addressed.  OPR will liaise with DEC to ensure that their requirements are 
addressed. 
N/A Design 

Construction 
Project Engineer, 
Construction Manager 
Surface Hydrology 
Prepare and implement a SWMP to contain the following actions: 
 
water from wash down bays will be collected, treated and  released or recycled where possible; 
 
identify relevant surface water monitoring points schedules and frequencies, together with trigger levels and responses for implementation of investigations and 
corrective actions where appropriate; 
 
contain, monitor and appropriately treat (if required) any potentially contaminated stormwater prior to reuse or release to the environment; and 
 
maintain all stormwater infrastructure to their designed capacity or function. 
The SWMP will be developed in consultation with the Department of Water (DoW) 
SWMP Design, 
Construction 
& Operation 
Construction Manager, 
Operations Manager 

 
OPR Rail Development 
Public Environmental Review 
 
 
 
 
 
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Management Strategies 
Relevant 
EMP 
Phase 
Responsible Persons 
OPR will perform further detailed investigations to refine the current understanding of areas of sheetflow dependant vegetation that may be impacted by the Proposal.  A 
hydrology assessment will be performed for these areas to determine the suitable drainage measures required to maintain sheetflow and restrict drainage shadows to 
within the area originally disturbed by the construction footprint. 
SWMP Design 

Construction 
Project Engineer, 
Environment Manager 
Beds and Banks permits will be sought for activities which have the potential to interfere with named streams, water courses and embankments are to be obtained prior 
to construction activities. 
SWMP Construction 
Environment 
Manager 
The basis of design for bridges is to withstand 1 in 100 year average recurrence interval (ARI) flooding without damage and 1 in 2,000 year ARI flooding without 
structural damage. 
SWMP Design 

Construction 
Project Engineer 
Design and install culverts, bridges or water crossings at drainage crossings, and at those areas of vegetation identified as surface water dependent, according to the 
following commitments: 
 
minimise interference to overland flow and maintain sheet flow, and reduce the risk of shadow effects; 
 
reduce pooling alongside the rail which may attract fauna; 
 
includes appropriate erosion protection e.g. rip rap rock protection and reno mattresses
 
where infrastructure may cause drainage to flow parallel to the rail formation, place culverts at regular intervals together with small interceptor banks to direct 
runoff and reduce ponding; 
 
where practicable, construct bridges and major crossings at right angles to major drainage channels; 
 
a risk audit should be completed to ensure these designs are appropriate to meet environmental and safety objectives; and 
 
monitoring will occur to ensure surface water flows are maintained. 
SWMP Design 

Construction 
Project Engineer, 
Construction Manager, 
Environment Manager 
Suitable drainage mechanisms (such as culverts) will be installed in areas of sheetflow dependant vegetation at defined low points. SWMP 
Design 

Construction 
Project Engineer 
Locate camps and other supporting rail infrastructure away from creeks and waterways and at least 0.5 m above the 100yr ARI flood level for the area.  
SWMP 
Design & 
Construction 
Project Engineer 
Standard controls for hydrocarbon and waste management to be implemented to minimise the risk of spills and contamination. 
Hazardous 
Materials & 
Contamination 
Management 
Plan 
(HMCMP) 
Construction 
& Operation 
Safety Manager, 
Construction Manager, 
Operations Manager 
Groundwater 
Continue to investigate potential water sources for the Proposal in consultation with DoW and DEC 
Groundwater 
Management 
Plan (GMP) 
Prior to 
Construction 
Environment Manager 
Groundwater sources will be investigated and licensed under the Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914 (RIWI Act) which will ensure that groundwater abstraction is 
sustainably managed to protect groundwater quantity and quality such that Groundwater Dependant Ecosystems, subterranean invertebrate fauna and seasonal pools 
will not be significantly affected. 
GMP Construction 
Environment Manager 
All bores no longer required will be rehabilitated in accordance with Section 18 of the document ‘Decommissioning of Bores (abandonment) of the Minimum construction 
of groundwater bores’ (Land and Water Biodiversity Committee 2003). 
GMP Construction 
& Operation 
Construction Manager, 
Operations Manager 
All groundwater bore construction and groundwater abstraction will be licensed under the RIWI Act and managed in accordance with licence conditions and associated 
management measures.  Management measures will determine appropriate trigger levels for contingency actions.  Associated monitoring will be conducted to compare 
results against these trigger levels. 
GMP Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager 

 
OPR Rail Development 
Public Environmental Review 
 
 
 
 
 
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Management Strategies 
Relevant 
EMP 
Phase 
Responsible Persons 
Noise, Vibration and Light 
Consultation programme with affected landholders based around the preferred centreline to identify and agree upon mitigation options that may include external noise 
barriers, internal sound proofing, building relocation or property purchase. 
- Design, 
Construction& 
Operation 
Regional Manager, 
Project Director, 
Operations Manager 
A Construction Noise Management Plan (NMP) will be submitted for approval in accordance with the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 prior to 
commencement of construction activities. 
Construction 
NMP 
Construction Construction Manager 
Design and place any construction lighting away from residents to reduce intrusion where practicable.  Design and place lighting in accordance with AS4282-1997.   

Construction Construction Manager 
Noise will be managed using a combination of noise reduction methods, and will comply with the Noise Regulations (construction) and SPP5.4 (rail operation) at all 
times.  If the final alignment differs from what has been modelled, remodelling will be conducted to ensure that the relevant legislation can be met, and personnel will be 
made aware of noise related issues during inductions. 
Operation 
NMP 
Construction 
& Operation 
Construction Manager, 
Operations Manager 
Consultation with the occupants of affected premises regarding key construction activities such as blasting, haulage, compacting and pile driving will continue 
throughout construction periods. 
Construction 
NMP 
Construction 
& Operation 
Public Relations 
Manager 
Personnel will be made aware of noise related issues during inductions. 
Construction 
NMP, 
Operation 
NMP 
Construction 
& Operation 
Construction Manager 
An Operation NMP will be developed which will include detailed  information on the following: 
 selection 
of 
equipment; 
 
noise monitoring at designated sensitive receptors; 
 
vibration monitoring to confirm expected levels at selected locations; 
 
verification of noise modelling results; 
 
monitoring to determine the success of noise mitigation measures; 
 
contingency actions to be taken when the SPP5.4 target is exceeded, or a noise complaint is received; 
 
incident management procedures including complaint management; 
 
reporting requirements; and 
 
specification of zones where future development will require residential development to consider “deemed-to-comply” measures. 
Operation 
Noise MP 
Operation  
Environment Manager 
Air Quality (Dust) 
Perform visual dust monitoring of construction and operations areas to ensure that fugitive emissions meet required standards.  Dust management will include one or 
more of the following measures: 
 
progressive and staged clearing of vegetation to limit the number of open areas 
 
restrict vehicle movements to designated access tracks 
 
revegetate cleared areas no longer being used 
 
surface with gravel/lump product 
 apply 
water 
sprays 
 
use chemical polymers to stabilise surfaces 
 
set and enforce vehicle speed limits 
 
incident reporting and follow up system 
 continuous 
improvement 
Air Quality 
Management 
Plan (AQMP) 
Construction 
& Operation 
Construction Manager, 
Operations Manager 
Control occupational dust levels in accordance with the requirements of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations (1995) and Occupational Health and Safety Act 
1984 
AQMP Construction 
& Operation 
Construction Manager, 
Operations Manager 

 
OPR Rail Development 
Public Environmental Review 
 
 
 
 
 
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Management Strategies 
Relevant 
EMP 
Phase 
Responsible Persons 
Prepare and implement an AQMP that includes objectives, targets, and detailed management actions to minimise dust emissions at source, monitoring, incident 
management, and contingency measures 
AQMP Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager, 
Construction Manager, 
Operations Manager 
Soil Quality 
Design infrastructure to minimise disturbance of ASS 
ASS 
Management 
Plan (ASSMP) 
Design Environment 
Manager, 
Construction Manager 
Detailed individual rehabilitation plans for borrow areas and access tracks that will be returned to landholder control to be prepared in consultation with individual 
landholders prior to construction. 
Borrow Area 
Rehabilitation 
Plans 
Prior to 
construction  
Regional Manager 
Consult with landholders to integrate farm plan aspects into construction management. 
- Prior 
to 
construction 
Regional Manager 
When excavation in areas of potential ASS is required a detailed survey will be completed in accordance with DEC guidelines (DEC, 2004). 
ASSMP 
Prior to 
construction 
Environment Manager 
Prepare and implement an ASSMP to manage construction activities in areas of known or suspected ASS. 
ASSMP 
Prior to 
construction 
Environment Manager, 
Construction Manager 
Management of hazardous materials to ensure that risks of contamination of soil is minimised as outlined in Section 7.10. 
Hazardous 
Materials & 
Contamination 
MP 
Construction 
& Operation 
Safety Manager, 
Construction Manager, 
Operations Manager 
Waste and Hazardous Materials 
Hazardous material handling, storage and spill response will occur in accordance with Dangerous Goods Licences issued under the Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 
and Australian Standards.  
HMCMP Design, 
Construction 
& Operation 
Environment Manager, 
Safety Manager 
Prepare and implement a HMCMP to document in detail how chemicals, hydrocarbons and hazardous goods or waste will be managed. Control measures will include: 
 
storage compliant with AS1940 and located away from watercourses; 
 
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) will be available for all chemicals used on site; 
 
handling, use and storage of chemicals will be compliant with the relevant MSDS; 
 
adequate fire control and spill response equipment will be available within work areas
 
any hazardous materials required on site will be approved for use by the responsible manager prior to being transported to site; 
 
all licences required for storage or handling of hazardous materials will be obtained, held on site and made available to all personnel; 
 
hazardous waste will be removed from site by a licensed contractor for disposal in an approved facility in accordance with controlled waste regulations; 
 
contractors handling or using hazardous materials will be required to be trained, to comply with applicable legislation and carry appropriate spill containment 
equipment; 
 
used hazardous material containers will be labelled and stored appropriately for future use or disposal; 
 
any fuel, oily waste storage, diesel generators and re-fuelling facilities will be constructed and regularly inspected to ensure compliance with all regulatory 
requirements; 
 
a well drained wash down pad will be utilized for vehicles and equipment. an oil water separation system will be utilised to maintain water quality of any water 
emissions; and 
 
remediate any contaminated sites in accordance with legal requirements. 
HMCMP Construction 
& Operation 
Safety Manager, 
Construction Manager, 
Operations Manager 

 
OPR Rail Development 
Public Environmental Review 
 
 
 
 
 
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