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Browse referrals and decisions

Development proposals that may have an environmental impact are referred for an assessment of the requirement to prepare an Environmental Effects Statement (EES).

Browse a list of projects referred and read the Minister's decision

Browse EES projects

When an EES is required development proposals will be assessed in accordance with scoping requirements, may be subject to public review, and will be assessed by the Minister for Planning.

Browse a list of projects undergoing environmental assessment

What is the EES process in Victoria?

In Victoria, environmental assessment of the potential environmental impacts or effects of a proposed development may be required.

Learn more about the process involved

Projects referred under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009

The department administers the integrated assessment and approvals processes under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 on behalf of the Minister for Planning.

View the major transport projects that have been declared for assessment

EES bilateral agreement

A bilateral agreement is in place between the Commonwealth and Victoria to allow Victoria to assess development proposals that the Commonwealth has determined as controlled actions, likely to have a significant impact on the environment.

View the projects being assessed under the bilateral agreement

Documents to download

Download guidelines, advisory notes and forms relating to Environment Effects Statements.

Download EES documents