Legislative Council: Thursday, July 06, 2023


Environmental Impact Statements

281 The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO ().1 June 2023). Can the Minister for Planning advise—

1. In the last five years what is the shortest, longest and average time an Environmental Impact Statement has taken from start to conclusion?

2. In a table format, the projects that have taken the shortest and longest time for an Environmental Impact Statement including start date, and conclusion date.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): The Minister for Planning has advised:

In the last five years, from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2023, a total of two projects were declared and determined in accordance with the major development process under the (repealed) Development Act 1993 and the impact assessed process under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. The projects were:

Project Name Declaration Date Decision Date Outcome
Peregrine Headquarters – Helicopter Land Facility 19 December 2018 18 March 2021 Refused
SA-NSW Interconnector 24 June 2019 20 December 2022 Approved with Conditions

Of the two projects, the shortest period was 820 days for the Peregrine Helicopter landing facility, and the longest was 1,276 days for the SA-NSW interconnector project.