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NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
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The proposed development is identified as State Significant Development (SSD) as it is within a rail corridor, associated with railway infrastructure and is for commercial premises with a Capital Investment Value of more than $30 million.


State Significant Development assessment process outline:

  • The applicant, Sydney Metro, 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 applicant needs to address.
  • The applicant 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 applicant to address any concerns or issues raised by the community, council and government agencies.
  • The applicant prepares a formal Response to Submissions (RtS) report, which the Department makes publicly available.
  • The Department assesses the merits of the project, 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 applicant, and those who made a submission, on the outcome.


Page last updated: 27/02/2019