Yamba Bypass (Section 2) – Review of Environmental Factors

Flora and fauna survey | Reporting | Statutory assessment


To provide an integrated environmental assessment with Section 1 of the Yamba Bypass, AWC completed targeted flora and fauna assessment of the swamp sclerophyll forest east of Angourie Road. Targeted surveys focussed on key species such as the Squirrel Glider, Grey-crowned Babbler, microchiropteran bat species and swamp orchids. Following completion of an Ecological Assessment, a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was prepared to determine compliance with statutory requirements for the project. The REF recommended that a Species Impact Statement (SIS) be prepared and the project was referred to federal authorities due to potential impacts on matters of National Environmental Significance (NES).


  • Determine the ecological values of the project corridor
  • Identify habitat for threatened species and ecological communities
  • Examine alternatives to the project to reduce environmental impacts
  • Examine statutory compliance

Partners & Stakeholders

  • Clarence Valley Council


  • Reports placed on public exhibition; referall to DSEWPaC for further assessment

Project Facts

Project Value: $12, 000

Challenges: Mitigating impacts to swamp sclerophyll communities