New South Wales Bilateral Agreement Information

On this page, you will find all current documents relating to bilateral agreements under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) between the Commonwealth and the State of New South Wales relating to environmental assessment and approval.

Assessment Bilateral Agreement

Current agreement

Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of New South Wales relating to Environmental Impact Assessment

Department of the Environment, 19 December 2013

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About the agreement

The bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of New South Wales relating to environmental assessment (the bilateral agreement), allows the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment to rely on specified environmental impact assessment processes of the State of New South Wales in assessing actions under the EPBC Act.

Draft assessment bilateral agreement

Submissions

Submissions by interested parties on the New South Wales draft assessment bilateral agreement closed on Wednesday, 18 December 2013.

The Department would like to thank all those who provided submissions.

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Notice of Intent

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Notice of intention to develop a draft bilateral agreement with New South Wales relating to environmental assessment (PDF - 80.12 KB) | (DOCX - 25.56 KB)

About this notice

Section 45(3) of the EPBC Act requires that the Minister, as soon as practicable after starting the process of developing a draft bilateral agreement with a State or Territory, publish a notice of intention to develop a draft bilateral agreement. The notice is published in the government Gazette, in a daily newspaper that circulates in the relevant State or Territory and on the Department's website.

Approval Bilateral Agreement

About this notice

Section 45(3) of the EPBC Act requires that the Minister, as soon as practicable after starting the process of developing a draft bilateral agreement with a State or Territory, publish a notice of intention to develop a draft bilateral agreement. The notice is published in the government Gazette, in a daily newspaper that circulates in the relevant State or Territory and on the Department's website.

Invitation to comment on draft agreement

There is no draft agreement currently available for comment

Current agreement

There is no agreement currently in place.