Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, First published 2011. Reprinted (minor amendments) March and November 2012
Product code: BIO179.0312
- A guide to undertaking strategic assessments (PDF - 3.3 MB) | A guide to undertaking strategic assessments (Word - 1.8 MB)
The purpose of this guide is to explain the strategic assessment process under the Australian Government’s national environment law—the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Strategic assessments are a landscape scale assessment and unlike project-by-project assessments, which look at individual actions (such as a port or a mine), they can consider a much broader set of issues; for example, a large urban growth area that will be developed over many years or a fire management policy across a broad landscape.
- provides an introduction to national environment law and strategic assessments
- outlines the environmental and planning outcomes that can be achieved
- walks through the assessment process
- discusses the necessary ingredients for a successful strategic assessment
- outlines the fundamentals that need to be in place to conduct the assessment.