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All documentation related to the Eastern Creek Energy from Waste application are available at our major projects website.



Timeline for Eastern Creek Energy from Waste development application


December 2013

The Department issued Director General Requirements (DGRs) to inform preparation of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

January 2014

Applicant commenced preparation of EIS and stakeholder consultation

November 2014

Secretary for Planning approved the Department to engage Independent Experts in human health risk and energy from waste technology

May 2015

Applicant lodged EIS with Department for public exhibition and review by independent experts

July 2015

Applicant reviewed submissions and prepared Response to Submissions

November 2015

Response to Submissions lodged with the Department

December 2015

The Department reviewed Response to Submissions report in consultation with key government agencies and Independent Experts

February 2016

Gap analysis undertaken by Independent Experts on behalf of Department

June 2016

Applicant review gap analysis and commence preparation of amended application

December 2016

Amended EIS lodged with Department for Public Exhibition and review by key government agencies and Independent Experts

March 2017

Applicant review of submissions

July 2017

Applicant lodged Response to Submissions Report

August 2017

Review of Response to Submissions Report by Department. Department requests Applicant to revise Response to Submissions Report to suitably support an amended development application for only Stage 1 of the proposal.
October 2017 Applicant lodged a revised Response to Submissions in support of a request to amend the development application for Stage 1 only.
November 2017 Department considers Applicant's request to amend the development application in consultation with Independent Experts.
December 2017

Department agrees to Applicant's request to amend the application and refers Response to Submissions report to relevant government authorities and Independent Experts for final comment.

RTS made publicly available on the Department's major project website

January 2018 Consultation on Response to Submissions and further amended development application.
April 2018 Referred to Independent Planning Commission for final determination.
July 2018 Independent Planning Commission announced determination of the application.


Page last updated: 25/07/2018