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Rapid Assessment Framework

We have implemented measures to support state significant projects with better assessment, better coordination and better engagement.

The Rapid Assessment Framework is designed to make assessing major project quicker and more efficient, while improving the quality of assessments, engagement and customer service.

The framework streamlines major project assessment, provides clear guidance on environmental impact assessment and introduces the registered environmental assessment practitioners scheme to provide quality assurance for environmental impact statements.

Improvements include:

These improvements have been enabled by amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021.

To find out more about the Rapid Assessment Framework:

If you are looking for the environmental assessment improvement project page, you have been redirected here. That page has been archived and superseded by the Rapid Assessment Framework.