Environment Protection Licences
Transport for NSW or its contractors are required, under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act (1997), to hold Environment Protection Licences (EPLs) for activities listed under Schedule 1 of the Act.
What is an Environment Protection Licence
Environment Protection Licences (EPLs) are issued by the NSW Environment Protection Authority to control the impacts of pollution in NSW.
The holder of each EPL must:
- Comply with all conditions of the EPL
- Develop, annually update and publicly display a Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP)
- Publicly display any monitoring data, where this is required by the EPL.
Licences currently issued to Transport for NSW
The following table lists those Transport for NSW premises for which the NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued an Environment Protection Licence (EPL).
Many of the EPLs have an associated Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP), and some require the publication of monitoring data.
|Project||Region||Division||Licensed activity and other information|
|M8 St Peters Interchange||Sydney||Roads||
Licensed activity and other information: Environmental Protection Lience 4627 (EPL 4627). The Premise relating to EPL 4627 is the M8 St Peters Interchange, the former Alexandria Landfill site. The EPL 4627 is a legacy licence transfer from the M8 Motorway (formerly New M5) project.
|New England Highway upgrade between Belford and the Golden Highway||North||Roads||Road construction|
|Kings Highway Bridge over the Clyde River at Nelligen||Southern||Roads||Bridge and road related land-based extractive activity. See below for Pollution Incident Response Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring data.|
|Lachlan Valley Way Walls Junction Realignment||South West||Roads||Road Construction. See below for copies of the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan|
|James Craig Marina||Sydney||Maritime||Marinas and boat repair facilities. See below for copies of the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan.|
|Kosciuszko Road, Barry Way to Alpine Way Lane||Southern||Roads||Crushing, grinding or separating, extractive activities associated with road building. See below for a copy of the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan.|
|Mortlake Slipway||Sydney||Maritime||Marinas and boat repair facilities. See below for copies of the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan.|
|Ashby Dry Dock||Northern||Roads||Marinas and boat repair facilities. See below for copies of the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan.|
|Prospect Highway between Reservoir Road, Prospect and St Martins Crescent, Blacktown||Sydney||Roads||Road Construction. Note: the site has not commenced operations.|
|Warratta Creek Initial Seal||Western||Roads||Crushing, grinding or separating. Land-based extractive activity. See below for copies of the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan.|
The current versions of all Environment Protection Licences are available on the Protection of the Environment Operations Act Public Register administered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.
For further information about Environment Protection Licences contact:
- David Featherston, Director Environment Sydney - (02) 8843 3049
Plans and environmental monitoring data
Pollution Incident Response Management Plans (PIRMP)
Premise boundary maps – Prospect Highway Upgrade
|Prospect Highway Premise maps 7 July 2021||33Mb|
Monitoring data - Kings Highway Bridge over the Clyde River at Nelligen
Monitoring data - Prospect Highway upgrade
Monitoring data - M8 St Peters interchange