Environment Protection Bill 2019


The Northern Territory is reviewing and reforming the current environmental regulatory system. Reforms are critical to achieving a robust regulatory system that the community will trust while encouraging industry investment and economic growth.

The Environment Protection Bill 2019 is the first stage of the environmental reforms. It has the purpose of introducing improvements to the environmental impact assessment and approval system for the Northern Territory comparable to other Australian jurisdictions and international best practice. It will replace the Environmental Assessment Act 1982 that has been in effect in the Northern Territory since 1984.

Further detail on each of the clauses of the Bill is contained in the Explanatory Statement to the Bill.

Last updated: 31 January 2020

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