The Hon. Greg Hunt MP
Minister for the Environment
Western Australia is now one step closer to a One-Stop Shop
28 May 2014
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The Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments are today one step closer to streamlining environmental assessments with the release of a draft bilateral agreement to establish a One-Stop Shop.
The One-Stop Shop reform is a key Coalition election commitment and will accredit Western Australian processes under national environmental law. It will create a single assessment and approval process that satisfies both State and Federal Government requirements.
This will reduce the regulatory burden on business by streamlining the environmental assessment and approvals process, while still maintaining high environmental standards.
It's about removing duplication across jurisdictions and creating a more efficient process.
The One-Stop Shop reform will deliver a real boost for business and to Western Australia's economy, while ensuring that our environment continues to be protected.
The draft assessment bilateral agreement is open for public comment until Friday 27 June 2014.
The next and final step in the One-Stop Shop process for Western Australia will be to accredit their environmental approvals process. Further information can be found at http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/environment-protection/environment-assessments/bilateral-agreements/wa