Environmental Management Plan: Cooroy to Curra, Bruce Hwy Upgrade

Knowledge of major road infrastructure projects | Understanding of potential environmental impacts


An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) was prepared by AWC (on behalf of Australian Wetlands Pty Ltd) for the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) specific to the upgrade of the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and  Curra. The Plan addressed various Technical Standards identified by TMR with regard to six (6) areas where vegetation rehabilitation works were required.


  • Provide clear guidance for contractors working at the rehabilitation sites of their obligations with regard to vegetation management, weed control, fauna management, water quality monitoring, erosion and sediment control and other related environmental matters

Partners & Stakeholders

  • Australian Wetlands
  • QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads


  • Identification of potential activities that would impact rehabilitation areas
  • Identification of activities required by contractors to prevent and remediate environmental impacts
  • Creation of a monitoring and maintenance plan
  • Completion of a pest management plan
  • Completion of a fauna management plan
  • Completion of a water quality management plan

Project Facts

Project Value: $16,000

Challenges: Consideration of various environmental safeguards within a dynamic and floodprone environment