The Department’s Compliance team works with communities, local councils across NSW, as well as state and federal government agencies, to ensure state significant development (SSD) and state significant infrastructure (SSI) projects across the state meet conditions of their approval.
These conditions often include the need to regularly monitor, audit and report on compliance. It may also include the need to commission independent experts to audit compliance, assess and recommend improvements to environmental performance.
We also educate companies on our compliance work, investigate potential breaches, and carry out necessary enforcements. These can take the form of negotiating practical solutions to issuing penalty notices and criminal prosecutions.
The compliance team carries out a range of activities to make sure companies are meeting the strict conditions placed on their projects. This includes:
If a company is found to have breached its conditions, our compliance officers take enforcement and other actions including:
Compliance checks are conducted through:
Enforcements that can be applied if there is a breach.
Depending on the significance of the breach, enforcements include:
Page last updated: 03/09/2019