relating to environmental impact assessment
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 3 May 2011
- Bilateral agreement (PDF - 291 KB) | (Word - 149 KB)
- Notice of the agreement (PDF - 38 KB) | (Word - 49 KB)
- Review report (PDF - 53 KB) | (Word - 114 KB)
- Statement of reasons (PDF - 529 KB) | (Word - 162 KB)
About the agreement
The agreement will allow the Australian Government Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to rely on specified environmental impact assessment processes of the State of Tasmania in assessing actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Administrative Arrangements and Procedures made under clauses 11.2 and 19 of the Assessment Bilateral Agreement entered into by the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Tasmania in accordance with section 45 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities and the Tasmanian Environment Protection Authority have agreed to administrative procedures to support the bilateral agreement. These procedures were signed on 18 July 2012.
These administrative procedures fulfil both governments' commitments in Clauses 11.2 and 19 of the bilateral agreement. Their implementation will ensure that the bilateral agreement is administered efficiently and cooperatively, in accordance with the separate legal requirements of each government.
- Tasmania - Administrative Arrangements and Procedures (PDF - 171 KB) | Tasmania - Administrative Arrangements and Procedures (Word - 34 KB)
Further to Attachment A of the administrative procedures, relevant policies and guidance for the assessment of projects under the bilateral agreement can be located on the following web pages: