Learn more about our proposal

On 29 March 2021, the Victorian Minister for Planning approved Hi-Quality Group’s proposed Planning Scheme Amendment under 20(5) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

This approval provides Hi-Quality with the required planning permissions to construct and operate a purpose-built facility to collect, treat, and safely dispose of the material excavated by the tunnel boring machines used on the West Gate Tunnel Project.

As the owners of approximately 1000 acres of land surrounding the facility, we have a long-term vision that puts us here beyond 2046, and we’re committed to leaving a positive legacy. Hi-Quality has undertaken rigorous assessments as part of our Planning Scheme Amendment application, and our designs meet and exceed the highest environmental, operational, and safety standards.

On 5 March, 2021 Hi-Quality Group also received approval from EPA Victoria on our Environmental Management Plan. While both of these approvals are important steps, the competitive tender process run by CPB John Holland for the contract is still underway, and Hi-Quality will need to undertake a range of works before the site will be in a position to receive and safely manage excavated material from the West Gate Tunnel Project.

You can learn more about our approvals by downloading the documents below. You can view the Environmental Management Plan here, and the gazetted approval of our Planning Scheme Amendment here.

Downloadable materials

1.Project fact sheet

An overview of the project and frequently asked questions can be found below.

2.Stakeholder Engagement Summary

Since March 2020, we have been engaging with the Sunbury and Bulla community, including local businesses, landowners, and community groups. A summary of the community and engagement report we provided to the Minister for Planning as part of our Planning Scheme Amendment can be found below.  

3.EPA Approval of Hi-Quality Group’s Environmental Management Plan

On 5 March 2021, Hi-Quality Group received EPA approval on our resubmitted Environmental Management Plan. an learn more about our approval by downloading our EPA Information Sheet. You can view the Environmental Management Plan here.

4.Approval of Hi-Quality Group’s Planning Scheme Amendment

On 29 March 2021, the Victorian Minister for Planning approved Hi-Quality Group’s proposed Planning Scheme Amendment under 20(5) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.