On this page:


The EES process is set out below.

refer to Overview of the EES process diagram after image
Overview of the EES process

Title: Environmental Effects Statement (EES) process diagram

Top of diagram begins:

Coordination with statutory approval process applies to all steps.

1. Referral and determining the need for an EES

  1. Components
    1. Referral documentation
    2. Outline of assessment requirements

    2. Scoping of an EES

    1. Components
      1. Scoping requirements

      3. Preparing an EES

      1. Components
        1. Consultation by proponents EES studies
        2. Quality assurance

        4. Public review

        1. Components
          1. Exhibition of an EES
          2. Submission considered
          3. Inquiry options

          5. Making an assessment

          1. Components
            1. Minister’s assessment

          Options for process flexibility

          The EES process is designed to be flexible in terms of:

          • the parties who can refer a project proposal to the Minister
          • options for the Minister’s response to a referral
          • the requirements for the scope of an EES
          • the process, including timeframes, for public comment on an EES
          • the form of any inquiry into a proposal’s environmental effects.

          Page last updated: 13/06/23