Minimising environmental impacts during construction and train operations is a key focus for Metronet.
To inform how the project can minimise its impacts, METRONET is consulting with key stakeholders and undertaking a number of environmental studies including flora and vegetation assessments, fauna assessments, wetland assessments, water monitoring and noise and vibration assessments. As part of our environmental commitment, flora, vegetation and fauna surveys have been conducted to identify any endangered or vulnerable species and ecosystems. Every effort is made to avoid, minimise, manage, or rehabilitate environmental effects both before and during construction. Flora and vegetation assessments and fauna studies, including kangaroo monitoring and Black Cockatoo habitat assessments, have been completed to inform appropriate management during construction and rail operations. Just before construction begins, an inspection in the project area will identify any animals to relocate to a safe place. Once completed, landscaping and replanting will take place where possible.