This project involved the preparation of a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement relating to major earthworks (comprising 2,000,000 m3) proposed to facilitate the redevelopment of Micalo Island for a variety of land uses. This assignment included detailed investigation of the island’s acid sulphate soil potential and the development of an earthworks management strategy capable of eliminating all potential for environmental damage. This project was the subject of a Commission of Inquiry. The Commissioner found that the EIS was sound and that the Acid Sulphate issues were satisfactorly addressed.
This project did not proceed even though all the necessary planning approvals were successfully obtained.
Location – Yamba, NSW, Australia
Year – 1991
PLANNERS NORTH, Town Planners, Northern Rivers, NSW