Under section 146 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), the Commonwealth Environment Minister may agree to conduct a strategic assessment of actions that may be carried out under a proposed policy, program or plan.
Strategic assessments under section 146 of the EPBC Act:
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
- Heathcote Ridge, West Menai (New South Wales)
- Upper Hunter (New South Wales)
- Lower Hunter (New South Wales)
- NSW road and traffic management works (New South Wales)
- Western Sydney growth centres (New South Wales)
- Offshore petroleum activities in Northern Territory coastal waters (Northern Territory)
- Fire management policy (South Australia)
- Offshore petroleum activities in South Australian coastal waters (South Australia)
- Melbourne's urban growth boundary (Victoria)
- BHP Billiton mining iron ore in the Pilbara region (Western Australia)
- Browse Basin LNG Precinct (Western Australia)
- Hamersley Iron Ore Pty Ltd (Rio Tinto) iron ore mining in the Pilbara (Western Australia)
- Perth and Peel region (Western Australia)
The EPBC Act also contains in sections 147 to 154 particular provisions for the strategic assessment of Commonwealth-managed fisheries.
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