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Project: Hexham Relief Roads EIS

Client: Australian Rail and Track Corporation (ARTC) via the Upper Hunter Valley Alliance

Location: Hexham (approx. 15kms inland of Newcastle), NSW

Services Provided: Part 5.1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

Project Details:
As part of the Upper Hunter Valley Alliance (UHVA), KMH is responsible for the management and delivery of the Hexham Relief Roads EIS – one of the first rail infrastructure projects to be assessed in NSW under Part 5.1 of the EP&A Act.  The project comprises the construction of five Relief Roads; new turnouts, return curves and associated track changes; installation of new signal infrastructure; 265,000m3 of earth works; and ancillary infrastructure including vehicle access tracks, temporary construction compounds and stockpile sites.

KMH prepared the PEA and Application, EIS, Submissions Report, CEMP, Management Plans and EPL.  All community, property and stakeholder consultations were undertaken by KMH. KMH coordinated the design, engineering processes, environmental and land access approvals to inform the EIS. KMH engaged and project managed all specialist consultants.

KMH worked integrally with ARTC to fulfil the requirements of the Hunter Valley Corridor Capacity Strategy. The project was on time and within budget. Successful relationships were built with regulatory agencies, in particular OEH and DP&I.