South Australia Bilateral Agreement Information

On this page, you will find all current documents relating to bilateral agreements under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) between the Commonwealth and the State of South Australia relating to environmental assessment and approval.

Approval Bilateral Agreement

Draft approval bilateral agreement

Draft Agreement Deadline for comment
South Australian Draft Bilateral Agreement relating to environmental approval (PDF - 960.08 KB) | (DOCX - 607.2 KB) CLOSED on  2 February 2015

Submissions

The statutory public comment period on the South Australian draft approval bilateral agreement closed on Monday, 2 February 2015.

The Department would like to thank all those who provided submissions.

About the agreement

The draft approval bilateral agreement provides for accreditation of South Australia’s processes for approval of proposed actions that would otherwise be assessed by the Australian Government for approval under the EPBC Act. Only one decision including conditions on approval is made by South Australia, accounting for South Australian matters and matters of national environmental significance.

The finalised approval bilateral agreement will include a list of South Australian processes that have been accredited by the Federal Environment Minister. These processes are known as ‘accredited processes’. No separate Australian Government referral, assessment or approval will be required for proposed actions that fall under an accredited process.

Explanatory Document

The explanatory document provides more detail on the draft approval bilateral agreement.

Current agreement

There is no agreement currently in place.

Assessment Bilateral Agreement

Current agreement

Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of South Australia Relating to Environmental Assessment

Department of the Environment, 25 September 2014

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About the agreement

The bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and South Australia relating to environmental assessment (the bilateral agreement) allows the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment to rely on specified environmental impact assessment processes of South Australia in assessing actions under the EPBC Act.

Draft assessment bilateral agreement Submissions

Submissions by interested parties on the South Australian draft assessment bilateral agreement closed on Monday, 17 March 2014.

The Department would like to thank all those who provided submissions.

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