ABOUT OUR PROPOSAL
Hi-Quality Group in Bulla will be the preferred site to collect, treat and dispose of the material excavated by the tunnel boring machines on the West Gate Tunnel Project.
Management of material excavated from construction sites is one of the key issues in the waste and resources sector today. Hi-Quality is proud to provide world-class treatment solutions, in line with EPA guidelines and industry best practice, that rise to today’s challenges.
Hi-Quality has undertaken rigorous assessments and our facility has been designed to meet and exceed the highest environmental, operational and safety standards.
Our site design for managing the material excavated from the West Gate Tunnel Project addresses many of the concerns raised by the community, including using hard-stand and leach-proof lining on the containment bays, installing a globally recognised water treatment plant, and using robust lining in the containment cell.
EPA Victoria has assessed the potential environmental impacts and determined Hi- Quality’s Sunbury Eco-Hub can safely manage the material excavated from the West Gate Tunnel Project in accordance with strict regulations designed to protect the environment and the health of the surrounding community.
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 a personal commitment to leaving a positive legacy.
1. Tender Announcement
Hi-Quality Group in Bulla will be the preferred site to collect, treat and dispose of the material excavated by the tunnel boring machines on the West Gate Tunnel Project. Read more about the facility below.
2. Project fact sheet
An overview of the project and frequently asked questions can be found below.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.