The Parkes to Narromine Inland Rail project is classified as State significant infrastructure (SSI).
SSI are developments that have a wider significance and impact than on just the local area due to their size, economic value or potential impacts.
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 merits of 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.
Page last updated: 05/09/2018