New Bridgewater Bridge Environmental approval
The new Bridgewater Bridge was approved by the independent major project Assessment Panel in May 2022 as the first ever project to pass through the new Tasmanian major project approvals process.
The Bridgewater Bridge is a critical part of the transport and freight link between northern and southern regions of Tasmania. The proposed new bridge will improve safety and reduce congestion in the area. It represents the largest ever investment in a single transport infrastructure project in Tasmania’s history.
ERA was engaged to facilitate the environmental approvals for the proposed New Bridgewater Bridge. The documentation took the form of a major project impact statement (MPIS), which ERA co-authored as part of a multidisciplinary team of consultants. ERA was responsible for coordinating a group of specialists, preparing all environmental sections of the MPIS, attending hearings and providing support to the Department during the application and approvals process.
The collaborative consultancy team engaged to deliver the project consisted of a group of well-regarded Tasmanian providers working closely together to deliver a complex assessment document, in an ambitious timeframe, alongside an evolving design. ERA is proud to have been part of the partnership delivering this project.