EIA Process

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 summary of the stages involved. Click image to enlarge. 

For full details of the EIA process, please download the EIA Directive.

EIA ...by the numbers


The number
of s41 environmental consultation responses provided from 2018 to 2023


The number of projects formally screened for an EIA by the NCC from 2018 to 2023


The number of commercial/residential developments that have required an EIA


The number of industrial developments that have required an EIA


The number of active EIAs for government projects

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