Client: Works and Services Division, Ministry for Resources and Infrastructure
Start / Finish Dates: June 2006 - August 2006
Appropriate Assessment (AA) was undertaken in order to assess the impacts of the Scheme on the SPA of International Importance and candidate Natura 2000 site at Salina. The AA addressed the:
- hydrodynamics of the channel and the flow of storm water into Salina Bay;
- effects of the storm water channel on the SPA and the significance of these effects; and
- impacts of the construction and operation of the storm water channel on the geomorphology and landform, agricultural land, visual amenity of the area, and cultural heritage assets along the path of the channel, and the effects on the surrounding lands.
Mitigation measures were recommended as a result of the AA.
Keywords: Special Area of Conservation (SPA), Appropriate Assessment, storm water channel