We welcomed feedback on our discussion paper until 27 November 2016.
We assess the environmental impacts of a proposal for a State significant project before making a decision on whether or not it may proceed. We do this by assessing information received from proponents in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and input from regulatory agencies and the community.
Environmental Impact Assessment refers to the entire process for both State Significant Development (SSD) and State Significant Infrastructure (SSI) proposals. It includes proposal development, Government agency and public consultation, exhibition of Environmental Impact Statements, the assessment and determination of projects, and the post approval phase when projects are constructed and operated.
Suggested changes put forward for discussion include:
We welcome your feedback on the most important issues to be addressed in this project, and the potential initiatives we have identified to help address these issues.
The release of the Integrated Mining Policy and Wind Energy Guidelines, and the development of Social Impact Assessment Guidelines are other initiatives that will contribute to these improvements.
Your feedback will help us develop draft guidelines, which will be released for consultation in 2017. You will also have an opportunity to provide input and feedback at this stage.
For further information, email EIAproject@planning.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 305 695, or sign up for updates by filling out the form below.
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