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Community consultative committees

State significant projects are large, complex, and can have major economic, social and environmental impacts over a long period of time.

The department encourages proponents to engage with the community and stakeholder groups at all stages of these projects.

Community engagement ensures that the community and stakeholder groups are:

  • kept informed of the status of projects, any new initiatives, and the performance of proponents
  • consulted on the development of projects, management plans and proposed changes to approved projects
  • able to provide feedback on key issues that may arise during the development or implementation of projects.

Community consultative committees play an important role in ensuring proponents engage with the community and stakeholder groups on approved state significant projects.

Community consultative committee guideline

The department has developed a guideline to clarify the purpose, roles and responsibilities of community consultative committee members, and to help these committees operate effectively.

The Community consultative committee guideline – State significant projects (PDF, 393 MB) is reviewed every 5 years to keep it fit for purpose.

Read the guideline