Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, June 2012
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About the agreement
The bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth and the State of Queensland relating to environmental assessment (the bilateral agreement) allows the Commonwealth Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water Population and Communities to rely on specified environmental impact assessment processes of the state of Queensland in assessing actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
On 14 June 2012, the bilateral agreement was amended to clarify the roles of the Commonwealth and Queensland Government. In particular it provides a mechanism to ensure that if the Queensland Government believes that the agreed requirements cannot be met then early written notification will be provided, seeking that the Commonwealth complete the work.