Case studies from our work and thoughts from the team.

Thoughts

Webinar on strategic assessments

On 24th June 2015, Peter presented a webinar for the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) on strategic assessments.

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EPBC Act cost recovery

Cost recovery for environmental impact assessments under the Commonwealth’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is here. Will new cost recovery measures for the EPBC Act result in a more efficient assessment process? Find out what we think about cost recovery and its implications in this article.

Case Studies

Abbot Point Cumulative Impact Assessment

Peter and Heather led the development of a Cumulative Impact Assessment for the Port of Abbot Point in north Queensland.

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Impact assessments under the EPBC Act

We have worked on hundreds of projects involving Commonwealth impact assessment processes.

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Molonglo Adaptive Management Strategy

Open Lines prepared an Adaptive Management Strategy for the Molonglo urban strategic assessment.

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Western Sydney Growth Centres strategic assessment

Peter and Heather led the development of the EPBC Act strategic assessment for the Western Sydney Growth Centres.

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Guide to EPBC Act strategic assessments

Open Lines prepared a guide to undertaking strategic assessments under the EPBC Act for the Commonwealth Department of the Environment.

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Browse LNG Precinct strategic assessment

Open Lines provided expert advice to the WA Department of State Development on the Browse LNG Precinct strategic assessment.

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Ella Bay Resort EPBC Act approval

Open Lines provided strategy and facilitation for the EPBC Act approval process for Ella Bay Resort.

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Peer review of Adani Mining's T0 EIS

Open Lines peer reviewed the EIS for Adani Mining's T0 terminal at the Port of Abbot Point.

Thoughts

Are strategic assessments a good idea?

Strategic assessments under the Commonwealth’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) have been running for several years now. What are they? What opportunities do they offer? What are the risks?

Case Studies

Molonglo Urban Strategic Assessment

Peter managed the EPBC Act strategic assessment process for the Molonglo urban area in the ACT.

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EPBC Act significant impact guidelines for migratory shorebirds

Peter and Heather led the development of the Draft significant impact guidelines for 36 migratory shorebird species (EPBC Act policy statement 3.21)

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Four things to help you get an EPBC Act approval

Getting development approval under the Commonwealth’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is often time consuming, difficult and expensive.