The objectives of the consultation process were to inform, involve and build an understanding of the proposed development between all relevant stakeholders including local business owners, industry, surrounding residences and community groups.
The approaches to engagement included:
Providing information to residents, businesses, stakeholder and community groups;
Two-way interaction on a range of issues relating to the project; and
Receiving community and stakeholder feedback for consideration as part of the environmental impact assessment studies.
Consultation methods adopted during the EIS process included community newsletters, website information, media releases and media coverage, free call line and email contact, door-knocking and letterbox drops, stakeholder meetings, community meetings, stakeholder workshop and social media. All issues and comments raised during consultation by the community, government agencies, and interest or stakeholder groups were recorded on a database. Various issues have then informed the proposal investigations and the ongoing design of the proposal.