Prior to Work
Minutes of meeting
External Communication and Complaints
A complaints register shall be maintained by the contractor. All complaints received shall be
forwarded to the Main Roads‟ Proje
ct Manager for action. Serious complaints shall be investigated
within 24 hours of the complaint being received.
After project completion, revegetated areas will be inspected every six months for the first two
years to ensure weed spread or establishment has not occurred and to measure the effectiveness
of revegetation works.
Monitoring of the weeds identified in the project area will comprise the use of input criteria listed
Mean weed foliage cover (%).
Given the scale and nature of the project, no contingency measures are identified as the inherent
environmental risks are small.
Given the scale and nature of the project, there is no requirement for auditing the implementation of
the EMP as the environmental risks are small.
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Inform all personnel
of the management
actions required of
Develop and implement a communication plan
including response to complaints,
liaising/reporting to government agencies,
engagement with the community and others when
work is performed.
Ensure all personnel are aware of relevant
environmental and heritage requirements specific
to this project
To ensure all
aware of relevant
All personnel involved with project works shall
attend a site induction that will outline
environment and heritage requirement.
All induction sheets shall be kept on file for future
reference and auditing requirements.
Ensure all related
Main Roads Corporate Procedure
report, record and investigate environmental
All of the environmental incidents should be
recorded for auditing and reporting purposes.
See Section 2.5 for more information
Minimise public risk
to as low as
A Traffic Management Plan will be developed and
implemented for the period of this proposal.
Ensure that the site
is managed to
construction of the
proposal will have
upon the public and
Hard stand areas will be located on designated
area in discussion with a Main Roads‟
Environment Officer. Storage areas and hard
stand area will not be relocated during project
rame without consulting a Main Roads‟
anywhere outside of the hardstand areas will be
registered as an environmental incident.
Specific areas shall be designated for the storage,
maintenance and refuelling of machinery/vehicles
in discussion with a Main Roads‟ Environment
Officer. These areas are to be situated on an
impermeable surface layer (gravel sheeted as a
minimum) not in close proximity to any
Maintain good housekeeping practices during
construction to prevent litter.
Rehabilitate temporary cleared areas as soon as
practical in accordance with Main Roads‟
Revegetation Plan for Pastoral Areas which has
been approved by DEC.
management of site
course of the
Location of hard stand areas will be identified prior
to the commencement of onsite activities in
consultation between Project Manager and a Main
Roads‟ Environment Officer. Further discussions
of hard stand area locations will be conducted as
required throughout the project time frame.
Site inspections will occur throughout the duration
of works to ensure environmental or heritage
aspects are not impacted.
All environmental incidents will be investigated by
a Main Roads‟ Environmental Officer or Project
Manager, who will ensure that all remedial actions
Minimise the impact
of dust on
A complaints handling system shall be set up in
order to rapidly handle any complaints received.
Avoid earthmoving activities in high winds.
Appropriate dust suppression actions will be used
to prevent dust lift.
Areas of temporary clearing or disturbance are to
be rehabilitated as soon as practical.
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.
Ensure the impact
kept to a minimum.
Site inspections shall be conducted at regular
intervals throughout the project time frame to
ensure dust management practices are
maintained and minimise impacts to surrounding
Fire Control and
Reduce the risk of
fire ignition from
Note: this plan covers the risk of impacts of fire
from project activities on the environment. Fire
fighting procedures and evacuation will be
covered in the Emergency Response Plan.
In case of fire call 000.
Kalbarri Fire and Rescue Service Phone No. is
(08) 9937 2022
If a wildfire occurs inform adjacent landholders
and Department of Environment and Conservation
Induction to include evacuation procedures,
location of fire response equipment and
Clear area around works (no flammable
Fire trailer to be located at site of hot
Visual inspection of project area for ignition
sources and high fuel loads should occur prior to
No fires shall be lit within the project area.
Ensure the fire risk
activities is kept to a
All personnel shall be made aware of fire control
requirements during inductions.
Undertake regular site inspections to identify
potential fire risks and remove any hazards.
Reduce the impact
of noise on local
Comply with Environmental Protection (Noise)
Restrict working hours to 0700 to 1900 Monday to
Saturday in the vicinity of sensitive noise
receptors (within 1km)
No construction activities are to occur
Works on Sunday will be restricted to 0900 to
1900 in the vicinity of sensitive noise receptors
Prior to 0700, preparation may occur on site, but
must not include:
Operation of mobile plant
Power tools, hoists and other power
Impact noise including hammering, boring
accordance with AS 2496-1981 Guide to Noise
Control on Construction, Maintenance and
The equipment used will be the quietest
Noise and dust complaints procedures will be
developed to deal with any complaints
All stakeholders should be informed of works prior
activities does not
become a nuisance
to local sensitive
Ensure work personnel are made aware of any
noise related issues, including noise regulations.
managed to a
adverse impacts on
All storage and handling of fuels, oils and other
hazardous material in the project area is to be
done in accordance with all legislative
requirements and OSH safety procedures.
Dumping or temporary storage of all material or
aggregate should only occur at designated depots
or controlled hardstands.
Appropriate spill equipment should be available at
All spills will be recorded as an environmental
incident and an environmental incident report filled