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The North Byron Parklands Cultural Event Site project is classified as a State Significant Development. 

The assessment process follows these steps:

  • The Department prepares the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) that the Applicant needs to address.
  • A development application is received by the Department.
  • The Applicant prepares 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 Applicant to address any concerns or issues raised by stakeholders and the community.
  • The Applicant prepares a formal Response to Submissions Report (RtS), which gets published here and on the Department’s major projects website.
  • 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 Planning Assessment Commission for a final decision. 
  • More detailed information around the planning process for State Significant Development is available here.


Page last updated: 27/02/2019