Section 43 of the National Conservation Law (2013) outlines the legal framework for Environmental Impact Assessments.
The EIA process is outlined in the National Conservation Council’s Directive for Environmental Impact Assessments, gazetted on 29 June 2016. This flowchart provides an overview of the stages involved.
For full details of the EIA process, please download the EIA Directive.
EIA ...by the numbers
Number of projects screened by the NCC that have required EIA’s
Value of developments granted planning permission in 2017 alone (after EIA directive came into effect)
The average cost of an EIA compared to the projects overall cost
The increase in the number of approved planning applications since the NCL was passed
The number of planning applications that have required an EIA since the NCL came into effect