As part of the Environmental Impact Assessment Improvement Project, the Department has prepared Post Approval Requirements (PAR) documents that will apply to State significant projects where required by the conditions of consent or approval. The Integrated Mining Policy documents may continue to apply to mining projects.
By developing documents that articulate the consent authority’s requirements for State significant projects, the Department aims to achieve a consistent, transparent and documented approach to undertaking post approval activities, and monitoring and reporting compliance in NSW.
The Independent Audit PAR contains requirements imposed under conditions of consent or approval. It is not a guideline. This means that all elements of the PAR must be complied with unless conditions of consent or approval provide otherwise.
The Independent Audit PAR has two main components:
The Independent Audit PAR gives clear direction on how to undertake independent audits of State significant projects by providing:
The Independent Audit PAR are to be implemented when required under conditions of consent or approval and are available on the Department’s website.
Page last updated: 10/02/2021