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5 July 2017: Department of Planning and Environment news

Seeking your input on proposed improvements to Environmental Impact Assessment. 

The Department recognises that there are opportunities to improve Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for State Significant projects. A Guidance Series has been developed and is on exhibition for your comment up until 1 September 2017. 

As part of the new guidelines proponents are being asked to implement a range of initiatives including earlier and better engagement with the community, ensuring that the EIA focusses on the most important issues, providing more information about project change processes following approval and greater accountability for those preparing EIS's.

We are inviting you to comment on nine documents on exhibition. They outline different elements of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for State significant projects in NSW and can be found atwww.planning.nsw.gov.au/EIAreview 

Learn more and have your say: 
• Read the overview document
• Read the relevant guideline/s
• Register to attend a workshop
• Make an online comment or formal submission

Contact us:
• Discuss the project or request a meeting: 1300 305 695 or EIAproject@planning.com.au 
• Post a submission: EIA Improvement Project, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, GPO Box 39, Sydney NSW 2001

The public exhibition closes 1 September 2017. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us on 1300 305 695 orEIAproject@planning.com.au.

Yours sincerely

Erica van den Honert
Director, Assessment Practice
Planning Services

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