All mining and petroleum projects and most exploration activities require environmental assessment under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) before they can start.
For most large projects, the proponent must submit an application for development consent with the Department of Planning & Infrastructure and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
- +61 (0)2 4931 6590
- +61 (0)2 4931 6790 (attn: Environmental Sustainability Unit)
- Environmental Sustainability Unit, NSW Department of Industry, Resources & Energy Division, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
- 516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map