We have recently completed geotechnical and contamination investigations which will assist in habitat design and constructability of the frog ponds.
The planning approval for the project includes a timeline for construction of the ponds (to be built within one year of commencement of construction).
The ponds are due to be completed in the third quarter of 2017.
Construction of the New M5 started in November 2016 (please find attached a notification to that affect).
Activities undertaken prior to this were part of site establishment in preparation for the start of construction (see site establishment notification attached).
Construction of the ponds are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of this year.