Native Vegetation Assessment
Experts surveyed the native vegetation along the route to determine where the biodiversity risks are and how to manage them. A procedure has been developed from previous HydroPlan projects for reducing impact on native grasses where pipelines were laid on road reserves.
The services of an arborist will be retained to monitor construction and to ensure structural damage is avoided in accordance with Australian Standards. The pipe will be buried deep below a wide variety of surfaces, and often in an easement in the paddock adjacent to the road.