Assessment Bilateral Agreements

As part of the bilateral agreement, the NSW government will do its best to inform supporters that a measure may have to be referred to the Australian government. The Australian government will then decide, in agreement with the NSW government, whether the measure is a “controlled measure” under the EPBC Act, which must be approved. The NSW government will confirm whether the measure can be assessed under the bilateral agreement. The final bilateral agreement will contain a list of West Australian processes accredited by the Federal Minister of the Environment. These processes are called “accredited processes.” Proposed measures under an accredited procedure do not require separate removal, assessment or approval from the Australian government. If this path is confirmed as an appropriate process under the bilateral procedure, the process will be led by the Minister of Water. The Advisory Committee, appointed as part of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, will review the proponent`s assessment of the MNES, in addition to the proposed modification of a planning system. Both of these considerations are the subject of a request for public notice. In the development of its report, the Advisory Committee must consider issues relating to Victorian planning considerations and the specific requirements of the MNES in the bilateral agreement. The report is then made available to the Commonwealth Minister to inform decision-making under the EPBC Act. The bilateral agreement replaces the previous agreement and expands the range of accredited public processes to nine evaluation paths: the BAM takes a uniform approach to assessing biodiversity values and the impact of development on biodiversity. The BAM builds on and replaces previous NSW assessment and settlement mechanisms; BioBanking and the FBA. Projects that take place on Commonwealth land (for example.

B a large road or rail project crossing a segment of Commonwealth countries) or being implemented by Commonwealth agencies may be assessed under the amended bilateral agreement. This applies only to measures for which the NSW and Australia governments agree that the project is appropriate for evaluation under the bilateral agreement. This accredited assessment procedure applies to a controlled measure that also requires an environmental impact assessment under the conditions of the Minister of Planning (instead of an SEA). If there is a specific potential for significant impact on the environment, the conditions must be subject to targeted assessment and documentation (in the form of a report) by the supporter, followed by a period of exposure with the opportunity to speak publicly. Following a public statement, the supporter revamped his environmental report and made it available to the Victorian Minister for Planning to inform the evaluation report. The Minister`s evaluation report, which contains findings on MNES and other relevant issues, is then made available to the Minister of the Commonwealth and, in most cases, to competent Victorian decision-making firms. If an application for leave is required, the proponent may conduct an assessment of the MNES that complies with the authorization procedure, which leads the Minister of Planning to issue an assessment of the MNES to inform the authority decision under the EPBC Act and at the same time to adopt a decision on the building permit.