Environmental Regulatory Reform Latest News

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Environmental Regulatory Reform Feedback Summary Paper released

19 September 2017

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources released the Environmental Regulatory Reform Feedback summary paper (3.6 mb). This paper provides an overview and summary of the feedback received in response to the Environmental Regulatory Reform Discussion Paper released in May 2017.

Discussion Paper stakeholder submissions released

28 June 2017

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources received 28 submissions in response to the Environmental Regulatory Reform Discussion Paper. View Submissions

Environmental Regulatory Reform Discussion Paper released

3 May 2017

To progress Stage 1 of the environmental reforms program the Department of Environment and Natural Resources have released the Environmental Regulatory Reform Discussion Paper. This paper is intended to provide a snapshot of the reform process for environmental impact assessment and project approvals. We acknowledge all of the work that has previously been undertaken by individuals and organisations in preparing submissions for Government. We have prepared this paper to build on that work and seek feedback on our direction. It identifies our understanding of your views about the existing assessment and approval system and how we intend to address issues you have previously raised and recommendations you have made. It also identifies those issues that we need more information about to help us develop new legislation. It identifies topics which have not been addressed in previous submissions and those for which there is not a clear path forward. Figure 2 in the discussion paper was updated on 26 May 2017.

Last updated: 23 October 2017