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Have your say on the EIS process

If a large scale project has the potential to cause environmental, social or economic impacts, the project proponent must undertake assessment by the environmental impact statement (EIS) process.

Comments on the draft Terms of Reference

Stakeholders and interested organisations and individuals are invited to comment on whether the draft terms of reference (ToR) for the EIS adequately covers all the matters the project proponent must include in the EIS.

The draft ToR are made publically available for a minimum of 30 business days so that people can review the document and provide comments.

A template that would assist in making effective comments on the draft ToR is available: Draft ToR template (Word, 265K).

Submission on the Environmental Impact Statement

All stakeholders and interested organisations and persons are invited to make submissions on the EIS.

When the proponent has produced the EIS, it is made available for a minimum of 30 business days for people to review the document, and to submit comments on the adequacy of the proponent’s assessment of impacts and commitments.

A template to provide submissions on the EIS is available: EIS submission template (Word, 263K).

Privacy Statement

The department is collecting the information provided in comments and submissions for consideration in the EIS process. All comments and submissions (including names and addresses) will be provided to the proponent as required under section 44 or 56 of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (the Act), so that they may consider them and provide a response to the department. This consultation is a public process, and any comments or submissions you provide may be published (including online) and may be transmitted outside of Australia. You may wish to bear this in mind when providing your comments. Your information will not be disclosed by the department to any other parties unless authorised or required by law.

Current projects that have open public consultations can be found in the Current EIS processes individual web pages.

Last updated
27 July 2017