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Department of Planning & Environment

Social impact assessment – Draft guidelines for State significant mining, petroleum production and extractive industry developments

The Department of Planning and Environment is inviting feedback on its proposed social impact assessment guidelines for State significant mining, petroleum production and extractive industry developments (SSD resource projects).

The draft guidelines have been prepared to provide greater clarity, consistency and transparency around how to identify, assess and respond to the social impacts of SSD resource projects as part of the overall environmental impact assessment. They will drive better social outcomes, and give communities a stronger voice, from project design through to post-approval.

We welcome your feedback on the draft guidelines. Submissions can be made until 3 March 2017.
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Key dates and other information
Exhibition Commences 08/12/2016
Exhibition Concludes 03/03/2017
Exhibition Location NSW Department of Planning and Environment Offices Level 22, 320 Pitt Street Sydney
Relevant Legislation Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007 State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011
Exhibiting agency or agencies Department of Planning and Environment
Type Policies
Local Government Area Statewide