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Project approvals under the EPBC Act may be transferred with the consent of the Cth Minister. In NSW, under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (Planning Act): development consent is required under Part 4, usually from the relevant local council (or the Planning Minister for more significant development), for development which is identified by the relevant environmental planning instruments as requiring consent; and planning approval from the Planning Minister is required under Part 3A for major infrastructure projects or other developments of State or regional environmental planning significance.

Developers and polluters). 3 To what extent are public authorities required to provide environment-related information to interested persons (including members of the public)? In many Australian jurisdictions, environmental laws require the regulators to make certain information publicly available. Generally, information provided on public registers (often the regulator’s internet site) includes details of matters such as: environmental licences; applications for development approvals and assessment and approval documentation; In each of the State/Territory jurisdictions, environmental laws are administered by one or more Ministers and various regulatory bodies, such as the Environment Protection Authority in NSW (EPA).

Generally, an activity which has significant potential environmental impacts will require both a planning approval and one or more environmental permits. In some jurisdictions, the need for more than one permit may be integrated through a statutory scheme for inter-agency consultation. 1 activities, petroleum or chemical operations, electricitygenerating works, construction of freeways and tollways, operation of railways, and waste facilities). Environment protection licences may be transferred with the approval of the EPA.

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