Upper Coopers Creek temporary access road

Ecological survey | Contamination assessment | Statutory review


AWC were engaged by NSW Public Works to assess the poposed temporary access road to Upper Coopers Creek following a severe landslip in early 2013. AWC completed detailed ecological and contamination assessment of the proposed roadway, liaised with affected landowners and prepared a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the project.


  • To determine whether any habitat within the roadway corridor was of ecological significance
  • To determine the potential for disturbance of contaminated soils
  • Detailed review of the proposed works under relevant statutory instruments
  • Consultation with stakeholders to achieve mutual outcomes

Partners & Stakeholders

  • NSW Public Works


  • The REF (including supporting studies) has been determined, and a final decision for road construction rests with the Department of Roads & Maritime Services (RMS)

Project Facts

Project Value: $12, 000

Challenges: Consultation with a range of stakeholders; minimising environmental impacts.