The Voluntary Land Acquisition and Mitigation Policy (VLAMP) was first published in December 2014. It explains how acquisition and mitigation rights are assigned to landholders in relation to State significant resource projects in NSW. Once the rights are granted they may be voluntarily triggered by landholders at any time. The consent holder is required to comply with these acquisition or mitigation requests.
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has revised its policies for noise and air quality impacts.
These changes triggered a review of the VLAMP to ensure the thresholds for the grant of voluntary acquisition and mitigation rights are consistent with the EPA's policies. As part of the review, a revised policy was placed on public exhibition between November 2017 and February 2018. Ten submissions were received during this period, which were considered by the Department and resulted in several minor changes to the VLAMP.
The key changes to the VLAMP are:
The revised VLAMP will apply to new applications made after the policy has commenced, existing applications that were not yet determined when the policy commenced, and modification applications that involve increases to the approved dust or noise impacts of a development.
As a consequence of these changes the State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007 (the Mining SEPP) has also been amended.
You can view the relevant documents below:
Page last updated: 24/09/2018