It will be necessary to remove all vegetation from the railway formation, including cess drains, and to provide access to cut-off drains and culverts. Much of this vegetation is regrowth and has emerged since the line was closed in 1955. It will also be necessary to remove and trim some tress where they overhang the railway line, or are destabilizing cuttings or embankments or blocking drainage.
Vegetation clearance should be restricted to flail mowing and spot-removal of dead branches once the railway is in operation.
There is no known potential for major effects on native fauna in the construction or operation of the line.