Planning Approvals Processes

What are the planning approval processes for the project? 

Project 1 – This project requires an environmental impact statement (EIS). The purpose of the EIS is to assess the project’s potential environmental impacts and determine how we manage these impacts.

An approved Development Application (DA) is also needed before construction can begin.

Approval of the EIS and the DA is managed by the ACT Government Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD).

Following a draft EIS being considered by EPSDD in 2019, a final EIS for Project 1 is now being developed and will be lodged with EPSDD with concurrent DA in April or May of 2020.

Projects 2, 3 and 4 – Development Applications for Projects 2, 3 and 4 were lodged for assessment in December 2020. Approval for projects 2 and 4 have been received.