Pacific Highway Upgrade, Ballina Bypass

Ecological Assessment | Environmental Planning | Environmental Monitoring and Reporting


To develop a strategy for the compensation package for a 200 ha coastal wetland complex and undertake ecological monitoring for three years.


  • To develop a compensation package for highway upgrades impacting upon SEPP14 coastal wetlands
  • To deliver a restored wetland complex
  • To develop a management plan that satisfies the requirements of various stakeholders

Partners & Stakeholders



  • Restoration strategy for 200 ha of coastal wetlands prepared
  • Implementation of monitoring and restoration measure in progress

Project Facts

Project Value: $150,000

Challenges: Negotiating with numerous stakeholders from State and Local Government. Working with endangered ecological communities in a highly modified landscape.