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Rail Residents Disappointed at Lack of Substance in EES Referral

posted Sep 19, 2010, 4:44 AM by Kim Hutchinson

Affected residents and traders were concerned, dismayed and alarmed on reading the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) referral and its supplementary assessment reports, to find little or no mention of their key concerns raised through the formal and informal consultations with the Department of Transport (DoT).

Residents and traders went to great effort to produce individual and group submissions for informing the planning processes and the preparation of the EES referral document. Disappointingly group submissions with over forty signatures were disregarded and included in the statistical summary as merely one. The DoT has presented an inaccurate picture of its consultation processes for this project, a picture that does not reflect the actual experience of key stakeholders at the receiving end of the process.

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