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
Compliance Operations
Phone:
+61 (0)2 4063 6666
Fax:
+61 (0)2 4063 6977 (attn: Compliance Operations)
minres.environment@planning.nsw.gov.au
Postal:
Compliance Operations, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Resources Regulator, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Office:
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map