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