Schedule 8 of the Development Regulations 2008 outlines the circumstances under which an EPA referral is required. A checklist has been developed to assist applicants and relevant authorities identify information that must be included with an EPA referral.
The checklist includes information required for all development applications (Table 1), and lists common details that may be required depending on the nature of the activity or site (Table 2).
Information listed in Table 1 should be made available when commencing informal pre-lodgement discussions with the EPA. Submitting all relevant information at the time of the referral will streamline the EPA’s response to the relevant authority.
The EPA focuses on air quality, noise, waste, and water quality issues when undertaking assessments through the planning system.
It is important that we understand the proposed activities, the potential environmental impacts that may arise and how those impacts would be minimised and managed.
If you wish to discuss specific information requirements for your application. please contact the Client Services Officer (Environment Assessment) on tel: (08) 8204 9075, fax: (08) 8124 4673 or email.