Impact assessments under the EPBC Act

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

Client: Various

What we’ve done

We’ve successfully delivered EPBC Act approvals and advice for a large range of projects. From small proposals through to large, complex developments; on projects throughout Australia; and for clients, big and small, across the urban, energy, resources and infrastructure sectors.

How we do it

We manage processes and provide strategic advice to help our clients navigate the various impact assessment provisions under the EPBC Act.

Referrals

We regularly provide advice on the need to refer, the likely decision on a referral and the best approach to minimise time and cost.

Assessments

We have managed various assessment processes, from assessments on Preliminary Documentation through to Public Environment Reports and everything in between.

Approvals

We support the approvals process for our clients. We provide advice on conditions of approval with an understanding what’s legally required, what’s established through policy or precedent and what’s appropriate to the scale of impacts, reasonable to deliver, based on good science and cost and time effective.

Other processes

There are a number of other processes relating to impact assessment under the EPBC Act which we advise on or manage for our clients. These include ‘request for reconsideration’ processes and situations requiring variations to proposals or approval conditions.

Importantly we understand what’s possible under the Act which means our clients are informed of any implications before they make decisions