The Department has a role in assessing and determining development applications considered State significant development for Barangaroo. These are development applications with a Capital Investment Value of more than $10 million.
The City of Sydney Council is the consent authority for development applications valued below $10 million.
How the assessment process for State significant development works:
- A development application is received by the Department.
- The Department prepares the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) that the applicant needs to address.
- The applicant prepares an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address the SEARs.
- The Department publicly exhibit the EIS and consult with local councils, government agencies, other key stakeholders and the community.
- The Department publish submissions and ask the applicant to address any concerns or issues raised by the community, council and government agencies.
- The applicant prepares a formal Response to Submissions Report (RtS), which the Department publishes.
- The Department assesses the merits of the project, including the EIS, all submissions and community feedback, and the RtS.
- If there are more than 25 objections, a reportable political donation has been made, or the local council objects to the proposal, the application will be sent to the independent Planning Assessment Commission for a final decision.
Page last updated: 28/06/2018