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Social Impact Assessment

Guideline to assess the social impacts of major projects

The Social Impact Assessment Guideline helps deliver a clear and consistent approach to assessing the social impacts of state significant projects.

The guideline provides a framework to identify, predict and evaluate likely social impacts of major projects and propose proportionate responses, providing greater clarity and certainty for proponents and the community.

All state significant projects need to prepare a social impact assessment (SIA) in accordance with the guideline.

The guideline is supported by a Technical Supplement, Scoping Worksheet, and a suite of other social impact assessment resources that are available on the NSW Planning Portal. For any queries, email [email protected]