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The proponent, Roads and Maritime Services, has requested the Minister for Planning declare the project critical State significant infrastructure (SSI).


The assessment process for SSI is:

  • An SSI application is received by the Department.
  • The Department prepares Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) which outline what must be addressed in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
  • The proponent prepares an 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 on its website and asks the proponent to address any concerns or issues raised by the community, councils and government agencies.
  • The proponent prepares a formal Response to Submissions Report (RtS), which the Department publishes on its website.
  • The Department assesses the merits of the project, including the EIS, all submissions and community feedback, and the RtS.
  • The Department prepares a Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Report which describes the Department’s assessment of the application and includes a recommendation to the Minister for Planning about whether the project be approved or rejected.


Find more detailed information around the planning process for State significant infrastructure.

Page last updated: 28/06/2018