State Significant Infrastructure assessment process:
The proponent, ARTC, lodges an application and supporting documentation to the Department of Planning and Environment.
The Department prepares the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs), which outlines issues the proponent needs to address.
The proponent prepares and lodges an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address the SEARs.
The Department publicly exhibits the EIS and consults with local councils, government agencies, other key stakeholders and the community.
The Department publishes submissions and asks the proponent to address any concerns or issues raised by the community, council and government agencies.
The proponent prepares a formal Response to Submissions (RtS) report, if requested by the Department, which the Department makes publicly available.
The Department assesses the proposal, including consideration of the EIS, all submissions and community feedback, and the RtS, and makes a recommendation to the Minister for Planning for determination.
The Department then notifies the proponent and relevant government agencies and councils on the outcome. The determination documents will be publicly available on the Major Projects website.