State significant projects are large, complex, and can have major economic, social and environmental impacts over a long period of time.
The Department encourages proponents to engage with the community and stakeholder groups at all stages of these projects.
Community engagement ensures that the community and stakeholder groups are:
Community Consultative Committees play an important role in ensuring proponents engage with the community and stakeholder groups on State significant projects.
The Department has developed guidelines to clarify the roles and responsibilities of Community Consultative Committees, and to help these committees operate effectively.
These guidelines will be reviewed every 5 years to ensure they are kept up to date.
In 2016, the Department publicly exhibited revised guidelines for the Community Consultative Committees.
Page last updated: 24/04/2017