This assessment process is for transport proposals established under Part 3 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009. When a project declared under the MTPF Act is a controlled action and requires a Comprehensive Impact Statement (CIS), this process will include the assessment of matters of national environmental significance.
Under the bilateral, public comments must be sought on the scope before the proponent prepares the CIS. The proponent then assesses matters of national environmental significance arising from the proposal by preparing the CIS before exhibition and public review.
At the end of the CIS process, we issue a report to the Australian Government to inform the decision under the EPBC Act.
Learn more about the CIS process for major transport projects.