NSW Department of Planning and Environment

In 2017, the department developed the Social Impact Assessment Guideline for State Significant resource projects which are State significant mining, petroleum production, and extractive industry development projects.

From 1 October 2021, the 2017 Social Impact Assessment Guideline will be replaced with the new 2021 Social Impact Assessment Guideline. More information on the new 2021 Guideline and the transitional arrangement for its implementation is available.

View the 2017 Guideline

There is also a Scoping Tool (68 KB XLS) to help applicants determine the scope of their SIA under the 2017 SIA Guideline. 

Page last updated: 29/09/2022