The Cockle Bay proposed concept redevelopment is classified as a State Significant Development.
The process for SSD assessment follows these steps:
- The Department receives a Development Application and issues Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs), which set out the details the applicant must address in their application,
- The applicant prepares an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS),
- The Department places the EIS on public exhibition and seeks formal submissions from the community, councils and other government agencies,
- The Department collates all submissions received during public exhibition and may undertake targeted consultation to further understand key issues raised,
- The Department asks the applicant to respond to the feedback received,
- The applicant lodges a Response to Submissions (RtS) report,
- The Department considers the application and RtS, along with all feedback received from the community, other government agencies and councils, as part of the assessment process,
- The Department makes a recommendation to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) for determination.
The Department will consider the following when assessing SSD applications:
- existing strategic plans and policies (including State, regional and local)
- feedback and comments from the relevant local council(s)
- specialised and technical input and advice received from Federal and State Government agencies
- public submissions received during the exhibition
- the public interest.
For staged SSD applications: if the concept proposal is approved, a separate SSD application, or applications, will be lodged, exhibited and assessed for detailed design and construction of the planned development.
Page last updated: 18/01/2019