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Albany – Lake Grace Rd / Formby South Rd
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The landscape consists of flat plains lying on the northern boundary of the Stirling Range
Formation abutting the granitoid Archean Yilgarn Block. Soils consist of colluvial piedmont
deposits and alluvial fans derived from the Stirling Range Formation. These soils include
sands and silts and gravels of sandstone, quartzite, quartz and ferruginous sandstone
(Semeniuk in Thompson et al (1993). The vegetation of the area has previously been
mapped as Wandoo Woodland, (Keighery and Beard in Thompson et al (1993)) and lies near
the boundary of the Stirling Range and Quaalup Systems in the Eyre botanical District
Under the amended Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) clearing of native
vegetation must be under the authority of a clearing permit.
With this project being minor in scale and in the close proximity of existing dump sites,
the searching or extraction of suitable materials, stockpiling of materials, any temporary
vehicular tracks or construction work camps.
In addition due to the physical location and road alignment in this project, no vegetation
In assessing whether the project is likely to have a significant impact on the environment, the
Not relevant to the proposed works. Local air quality assessment is not required for
the project since:
15,000 vehicles per day in rural areas;
to the proposed works, but excessive dust could impact vegetation adjacent to the
proposed works. Activities will need to be subject to dust suppression to control
short-term dust generation. Likely to be easily managed by standard construction
dust management techniques.
Due to the proposed work occurring in a large (115,000 ha) National Park, clearing
is small and unlikely to impact on native fauna. Recommendations to minimise
clearing (see below) will also serve to reduce impacts to fauna and remnant fauna
habitat at the site.
The native vegetation to be cleared will be done so using the Main Roads’ purpose
permit with an offset as the project occurs within an ESA (Stirling Range National
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final design and pegged on-site prior to any works commencing. Provided clearing
limits are adhered to, there are no significant vegetation impact issues associated
with the proposed works.
(TECs) / Declared
Rare Flora (DRF)
No DRF species have been identified or are known within the project area.
Areas outside the project area must not be disturbed as part of the proposed works.
Consultation with CALM confirms that the project is not going to have any significant
impacts on TECs.
There is a low presence of common weed species occurring throughout the
others as part of the proposed work should be minimised. Standard weed hygiene
measures should be applied for all earthworks in the area, including ensuring that
plant and equipment brought on to the site are clean of soil.
Consultation with the Department of Agriculture confirms that there are no declared
Advice from CALM indicates that the area should be treated as dieback infected and
unprotectable. To be managed using standard dieback management practices.
No topsoil is to be reused from this site.
The intersection widening is located adjacent to a large sensitive conservation area
anticipated impact is minimal. Provided clearing of the more intact vegetation is
minimised, and that the works do not intrude into intact vegetation areas beyond the
project area, there will be minimal impacts to this site.
A search of the Australian Heritage Places Inventory, Heritage Council of Western
has indicated that there are no heritage listed sites present in the
A search of DIA database identified no known sites of significance within the vicinity
of the project area.
Consultation with the DIA and the Aboriginal community has confirmed that no
further investigations are required for all aspects of the project.
Consultation with the Department of Water has confirmed that the proposed works
will not modify any existing drainage and surface run-off patterns.
There are no wetlands within the vicinity of the project area.
to groundwater level or quality. Any water used on site will be obtained from local
sources and used with care to ensure no imported or onsite water contamination
The proposed works will result in minor and short-term visual impacts during
construction. No site completion treatment is deemed to be required.
Public safety and
Provided traffic management and signage to Main Roads standards is employed,
proposed works will serve to enhance public safety by improving local road
Not relevant to the proposed works.
The works are within an unsurveyed road reserve (Stirling Range National Park) and
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no known previous land use activities on or adjacent to the project area have had
the potential to create contamination e.g. petrol station.
There were no visual signs of salinity observed in the project area.
Acid Sulfate Soils
investigation is required for the project.
Statutory Land Use
As the proposed works is entirely within the existing unsurveyed road reserve
(inside of the Stirling Range National Park), no further amendments would be
required to the Local Government Planning Scheme or Region Scheme.
Given the scale of the project, the low significance of its impacts to the surrounding
environment and the environmental management measures proposed, the project does not
require referral to the WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) or the Commonwealth
Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH).
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This section of the report (the EMP) has been developed for the project area following the
completion of the preceding sections. The main aims of this EMP is to provide a
management plan to assist in minimising the environmental impacts of the activities
associated with the proposed works and identify who is responsible for the implementation of
the management strategies.
This EMP will only address the actions already listed as well as any site-specific issues that
this EMP are in addition to the standard specifications used for Category 2 projects. The
environmental management measures/conditions in Main Roads Tender Document
Procedure (TDP) Specifications 203, 204, 301, 302 and 304 are still to be followed where
It is critical that all clearing works are carried out in accordance with the management
that all revegetation works should be carried out in accordance with the Main Roads
Environmental Guideline Revegetation Planning and Techniques.
The areas that require special management will be addressed in terms of the
The project specific management measures and environmental management measures /
Project Manager / Contractor
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All phases of
All projects should maintain
clearing native vegetation
under the purpose permit
a copy of the PEIA & EMP (Minor projects) for
a map showing the location where the clearing
the size of the area cleared (in hectares);
the dates on which the clearing was done.
Each offset implemented:
a copy of each offset proposal;
a map showing the location of any offset
implemented recorded in an ESRI Shapefile;
a description of the offset implemented; and
Control of weeds, dieback and other pathogens:
a copy of any management plan prepared; and
for any pathogen other than dieback, the
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Ensure that the overall
construction works are
compatible with maintaining
and, where possible,
enhancing the biological
integrity of the surrounding
environment and minimising
vegetation loss and
Ensure the retention of as
many habitat trees, shrubs and
vegetated corridors for fauna
as possible, particularly where
associated with riparian zones.
Selection of designs/locations that minimise
Construction works to be undertaken in summer to
reduce the potential for soil erosion and drainage
line siltation due to vegetation removal and heavy
Prior to the start of clearing operations the clearing
line is to be established. Clearing shall be
restricted to 1 m from the edge of works with no
additional clearing for topsoil storage or machine
Any stockpiled vegetation from clearing works shall
not be burnt.
vegetation will be avoided as far as is practicable.
Mature trees are to be conserved as far as is
practicable and shall not be disturbed for temporary
works such as access tracks, spoil areas or site
offices. Vehicles and equipment is not to be parked
or driven over tree roots.
Trees to be removed are to be felled in a manner
that ensures they fall within the approved clearing
Topsoil shall be stripped to a depth of 100 mm from
the works area at the commencement of roadworks
with the unsuitable topsoil disposed of at an
approved spoil site.
Albany – Lake Grace Rd / Formby South Rd
Maintain the hydrological
construction of the proposal
Stormwater drainage shall be treated and disposed
of in accordance with DoE requirements.
The proposed drainage design will generally
the project area.
Project Manager /
Ensure that the road blends in
with the surrounding
Ensure that the road blends in with the surrounding
Minimise the introduction and
spread of weeds
The following machinery and vehicle hygiene
measures will be utilised to avoid the inadvertent
spread of weeds within and beyond the project
All site employees will be advised of the
All clearing, topsoil stripping and gravel
dry soil conditions.
Dust adhering to the sides of vehicles does
All construction plant and machinery should
material prior to arrival and prior to
departing the project site.
Clean down will comprise of the use of a
clods of soil and / or soil water slurry. A
metal bar or spade will be used to remove
compacted soil where necessary.
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Minimise the introduction and
The vehicle and hygiene measures as per Weed
Management above will ensure that no soil
pathogens are transported to or from the project
area or within the project area.
Ensure that the construction of
the proposal does not become a
nuisance to the public
Access to private property and appropriate traffic
management measures should be planned and
implemented prior to the construction of works.
Works associated with the construction of the
development should not prevent public access
along the adjacent reserve. Public access should
be maintained along the reserve at all times.
Any complaints regarding dust will be attended to
as soon as possible utilising dust suppression
techniques e.g. watering.
Where it is found that trucks leaving the site are
carrying excessive material onto sealed surfaces,
these areas will be swept to reduce dust
generation and maintain traffic safety.
Watering, the use of hydromulch or other forms of
mulching to protect loose surfaces shall be used
as mitigation measures, as required.
Ensure that the construction of
to a standard that minimises any
adverse impacts on the
The designated servicing area will be bunded to
contain any spills or leaks and shall not be located
in an area adjacent to any drainage areas or
watercourses or will drain into a temporary sump.
Emergency cleanup procedures shall be
implemented in the case of any spillage. These
will include control of spilled material and removal
of contaminated soil to an approved site. The
contractor shall ensure appropriate equipment is
available at all times and shall notify the
Superintendent’s Representative of a spill.
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Ensure that the construction of
the proposal is managed to a
standard that minimises any
adverse impacts on the
empty fuel/oil containers, used filters and waste
hydraulic parts to be collected and stored in an
allocated area then removed to an approved site.
Dumping of bitumen, asphalt, concrete or
aggregate should only occur at an authorised
waste disposal site.
Temporary storage of bitumen, asphalt, concrete
or aggregate should only occur at designated
depots or controlled hardstands.
The project areas, including hardstand areas, will
be kept in a tidy manner at all times.
All litter on the project will be placed into lidded
bins and disposed of at
an authorised waste
Ensure that the fire risk
of the proposal is minimised.
No fires shall be lit within the project area.
Machinery will be fitted with approved spark
A water tanker and / or portable fire fighting unit
will be on site at all times.
Comply with local authority fire management
All road plant and vehicles are to be fitted with fire
Ensure that there is no
unauthorised disturbance to
Aboriginal heritage sites during
If any materials of significance to Aboriginal people
100 m of the material and the site examined by a
The Department of Indigenous Affairs will be
notified in the event of any significant Aboriginal
If skeletal material is uncovered during works then
the WA Police Service will also be advised
Ensure that the site is managed
the proposal will have minimal
impact upon the surrounding
Site office and materials storage areas will be
located on previously disturbed/ designated area.
A formal induction program will be conducted for all
personnel prior to their commencing work on the
site. The program will aim to make personnel fully
aware of all management strategies.
Leave the project area free from
Rehabilitate the project area so
that the revegetated area
provides a net increase in area
of native vegetation at the site.
Replace the cleared trees with locally occurring
All waste materials from the development are to be
completely removed from the site upon completion
of the development. Final clean-up shall be to the
satisfaction of the Project Manager and the Site
Suitable topsoil shall be respread evenly to a depth
of at least 100 mm on fill embankment batters,
verges and cut slopes on the section from where
the material originated.
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Beard, J.S. (1990). Plant Life of Western Australia. Kangaroo Press. Kenthurst,
Department of Conservation and Land Management. (2001). Wildlife Conservation
Government of Western Australia. (1950). Wildlife Conservation Act (WA). State
Government of Western Australia. (1960). Agricultural and Related Resources
Government of Western Australia. (1982). Soil and Land Conservation Act (WA).
Government of Western Australia. (1986). Environmental Protection Act (WA).
Government of Western Australia. (1997). Environmental Protection Noise
Main Roads Western Australia. (2001). Draft Environmental Assessment and
Standards Australia. (1981). Australian Standard AS2436-1981 Guide to Noise
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Department of Conservation and Land Management’s
Identified from MRWA IRIS database.
Legend: Yellow circles indicate areas of threatened ecological communities.
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Conditions In Respect Of Supply Of Information
All requests for data to be made in writing to the Executive Director, Department of
purpose other than for the project for which they have been provided without the prior
consent of the Executive Director, Department of Conservation and Land Management.
should be treated as such by receiving organisations. Specific locality information for
Threatened Fauna may not be used in reports without the written permission of the
Executive Director, Department of Conservation and Land Management. Reports may only
show generalised locations or, where necessary, show specific locations without identifying
species. The Senior Zoologist is to be contacted for guidance on the presentation of
Threatened Fauna information.
prevent errors and omissions in the data, they may be present. The Department of
Conservation and land Management accepts no responsibility for this.
continual updating and amendment, and such considerations should be taken into account
by the user.
comprehensive listing of the Threatened Fauna of the area in question. Its
comprehensiveness is dependent of the amount of survey carried out within a specified
area. The receiving organisation should employ a biologist/zoologist, if required, to
undertake a survey of the area under consideration.
source of data is to be made in any published material. Copies of all such publications
are to be forwarded to the Department of Conservation and Land Management,
Attention; Senior Zoologist, Wildlife Branch.
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Albany - Lake Grace Rd & Formby South Rd intersection
Schedule 1 - Fauna that is rare or is likely to become extinct
This species is a seasonal visitor to the northern forests and adjacent eastern edge of the coastal plain, feeding on the seeds
(primarily in Marri). Records in surrounding areas suggest that this species may occur in the area in question.
This species moves around seasonally in flocks to feeding areas in proteaceous scrubs and heaths and eucalypt woodlands
mature hollow-bearing trees to nest in. Records in surrounding areas suggest that this species may occur in the area in
Schedule 4 - Other specially protected fauna
This species is uncommon and prefers areas with rocky ledges, cliffs, watercourses, open woodland or margins with cleared
It could possibly occur in the area in question.
Forest Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
This subspecies of the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is restricted to the forests of the southwest. It requires tree hollows to nest
and breed and is totally dependent on jarrah-marri forest. Records in surrounding areas suggest that this species may occur in
the area in question.
Western Brush Wallaby
This species occurs in areas of forest and woodland supporting a dense shrub layer. Records in surrounding areas suggest that
this species may occur in the area in question.
Friday, 12 December 2003
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Crested Shrike-tit (south-western ssp)
This species is an uncommon inhabitant of woodlands. It may occur in the area in question.
Shy Heathwren (western ssp)
This species is an uncommon resident in mallee undergrowth. It could possibly occur in the area in question.
Western Whipbird (sthn WA subsp)
This subspecies occurs from the Stirling Range east to Munglinup and north to Lake Grace and inhabits areas of mallee and
heath, nesting in dense vegetation. Records in surrounding areas suggest that this species may occur in the area in question.
Information relating to any records provided for listed species:-
Date: date of recorded observation
Certainty (of correct species identification): 1=Very certain; 2=Moderately certain; and 3=Not sure.
Seen: Number of individuals observed.
Location Name: Name of reserve or nearest locality where observation was made
Method: Method or type of observation
Department of Conservation and Land Management
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E.M. Sandiford B.Sc. Hons
Pass Road and Formby Road South was surveyed for plant species of high conservation
value on 6/7/06.
A list of native species recorded during the survey is provided in Appendix 2. A number of
likely annuals and geophytes are under represented due to the time of survey and dry
No Declared Rare Flora species were located during the survey or are known to occur within
Three priority species – Verticordia brevifolia subsp stirlingensis P2, Calothamnus affinis P4
recorded and it has previously been recorded in the vicinity of the intersection, however
positive identification requires mature flowers – absent at the time of survey.
Verticordia brevifolia subsp stirlingensis P2
Two plants were found occurring approximately 10 metres from the form edge along
within the Stirling Ranges.
Calothamnus affinis P4. This species was present in low numbers within the survey
area on the eastern side of Chester Pass Road. This shrub is endemic to the Stirling
Ranges occurring on lateritic gravel soils on the lower slopes and valleys of the park
Chordifex isomorphus P4 was found scattered in low to moderate numbers
throughout the survey area. This large rush has previously been recorded from two
disjunct areas, growing in dry or wet sand and laterite from Mt. Barker, Stirling
Ranges to Cheynes Beach and ironstone pavements in seasonally inundated areas
in Scott River and Busselton areas.
(See Appendix 1 for Conservation Codes).
Most of the triangle of land on the northwest corner of the intersection has been previously
Open Sedgeland. Common species include Acacia saligna, Grevillea crassifolia,
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The vegetation the proposed passing lane and narrow strip of undisturbed bushland north
west of the plaque is dominated by Jarrah Open Woodland over Tall Open Scrub or Open
Heath over Low Shrubland and Open Sedgeland. The density and floristics of the
understorey varies slightly according to soils present. Subdominant trees include Corymbia
calophylla, Eucalyptus decipiens and Eucalyptus ?decurva. Common shrubs include Hakea
ambigua, Hakea trifurcata, Hakea undulata, Beaufortia anisandra, Beaufortia schaueri,
Taxandria spathulata, Agonis theiformis, Gastrolobium retusum, Calothamnus sanguineus,
Leucopogon gibbosus, Dryandra armata, Verticordia habrantha, Dryandra brownii and
Acacia baxteri. Common sedges and rushes include Tetraria octandra, Tetraria capillaris,
Anarthria gracilis, Desmocladus fasciculatus, Mesomelaena tetragona, Lepidosperma
species and Chordifex isomorphus P4.
*The extension of road works includes an equilateral triangle of land on the north west
side of the Formby Road South/Chester Pass Road intersection extending to 2m
behind the plaque, and an extension of a passing lane to 860 m south of the
intersection of the eastern side of Chester Pass Rd., extending 14 m from the formed
Beard, J.S. (1979) The Vegetation of Albany and Mt. Barker, Western Australia, Map and
Thomson, C, G. Hall, G. Friend (1993) Mountains of Mystery, A Natural History of the Stirling
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Taxa which have been adequately searched for and are deemed to be in the wild
either rare, in danger of extinction, or otherwise in need of special protection, and
have been gazetted as such, following approval by the Minister for the Environment,
after recommendation by the State’s Threatened Species Scientific Committee.
X: Declared Rare Flora - Presumed Extinct Taxa.
Taxa which have not been collected, or otherwise verified, over the past 50 years
despite thorough searching, or of which all known populations have been destroyed
more recently, and have been gazetted as such, following approval by the Minister for
the Environment, after recommendation by the State’s Threatened Species Scientific
1: Priority One - Poorly Known Taxa
Taxa which are known from one or a few (generally <5) populations which are under
threat, either due to small population size, or being on lands under immediate threat,
e.g. road verges, urban areas, farmland, active mineral leases, etc., or the plants are
under threat, e.g. from disease, grazing by feral animals etc. May include taxa with
threatened populations on protected lands. Such taxa are under consideration for
declaration as “rare flora”, but are in urgent need of further survey.
2: Priority Two – Poorly Known Taxa
Taxa which are known from one or a few (generally <5) populations, at least some of
which are not believed to be under immediate threat (i.e. not currently endangered).
Such taxa are under consideration for declaration as “rare flora” but are in urgent need
of further survey.
3: Priority Three – Poorly Known Taxa
Taxa which are known from several populations at least some of which are not
believed to be under immediate threat, (i.e. not currently endangered). Such taxa are
under consideration for declaration as “rare flora” but are in need of further survey.
4: Priority Four – Rare Taxa
Taxa which are considered to have been adequately surveyed and which, whilst being
rare (in Australia), are not currently threatened by any identifiable factors. These taxa
require monitoring every 5 - 10 years.
Synaphea ?preissii P 3
Bold = Priority
Proposed clearing, extension Formby South Road / Chester Pass Road intersection
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Sent: Thursday, July 22 2004 2:00 PM
To: HANDS Geoffrey (SCCR)
Cc: STEVENS Ron (SPM)
Subject: RE: NATIVE TITLE CLAIMANTS AND DIA ENDORSEMENT TO PROCEED WITH
The following are the names of families with ties to Borden/Jerramungup and Bluff Knoll:
9842 3820 / 9842 8008
Roberts/Brown Eric Brown
11 Lindfield Crescent, Albany 6330
Members of the Eades family previously consulted
Members of the Woods family previously consulted
Bluff Knoll Road
9842 3820 / 9842 8008
Whitehead Road, Gnowangerup
Sent: Wednesday, 14 July 2004 1:36 PM
To: Anthony Galante
Ron Stevens and I would like to set up a meeting with yourself to establish a protocol for dealing with this matter.
Could you please advise a suitable date and time. My phone number is 9892 0552.
Thanks and Regards
PM Minor Works
Main Roads Western Australia
Great Southern Region
Chester Pass Rd, Albany
Sent: Monday, May 17 2004 4:44 PM
Cc: Stephen Loo; Robert Reynolds
I have investigated the matter of recent site clearance consultations
undertaken by Main Roads offer the following feedback:
relevant Indigneous people. There seems to be a lack of representativeness and an absence of equity in terms of
other families that could have been included. Other relevant informants include the following families: Roberts;
Miniter; Bolton; Loo; Coyne; Knapp; Williams; Colbung inter alia.
consultants are directed to liaise with the Department of Indigenous
Affairs, Southern Region, prior to the consultations taking place to ensure that all appropriate informants are
included. I would hope this will mitigate against these difficulties in the future.
recommended that further consultation take place.
Should you have queries, please contact me.
Regional Manager, Southern Region
Department of Indigenous Affairs
129 Aberdeen St
ALBANY WA 6330
PO Box 5091 ALBANY WA 6330
Tel (08) 9842 3347
Fax (08) 9842 3517
Mobile: 0407 192 095