The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has revised its policies for noise and air quality impacts.
This has resulted in:
These changes have triggered a review of the Voluntary Land Acquisition and Mitigation Policy (VLAMP) to ensure the thresholds for the grant of voluntary acquisition and mitigation rights are consistent with the EPA's policies. These rights may be granted by the consent authority when a State significant resources project is determined.
As part of the review, the VLAMP has also been updated to provide clearer and more thorough explanations of policy, including policy related to:
As a function of the changes it is proposed to amend the State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007 (the Mining SEPP). It is proposed that, following the completion of the VLAMP review:
The proposed amendments to the VLAMP and Mining SEPP are currently on exhibition until 16 February 2018.
You can view the relevant documents below:
Page last updated: 01/12/2017