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).

For further information
Environmental Sustainability Unit
+61 (0)2 4931 6590
+61 (0)2 4931 6790 (attn: Environmental Sustainability Unit)
Environmental Sustainability Unit, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Resources Regulator, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map