Approved action — post approval

Environment assessment and approval process

  1. Refer an action
  2. Decision on your referral
  3. Decision on assessment approach
  4. Decision whether to approve
  5. Approved action - post approval

If your proposed action has been given the approval, the approval may or may not have conditions.

The Minister may attach conditions to an approval to protect, repair or mitigate damage to a matter protected by the EPBC Act. Conditions can include bonds or other securities, independent environmental auditing and compliance monitoring.

The Department closely monitors projects referred and approved under the EPBC Act to ensure compliance with approval conditions as well as compliance with other decisions involving environmental commitments made by proponents e.g. 'particular manner decisions'.

The Department’s annual Compliance Monitoring Plans describe the compliance monitoring activities that are proposed for each financial year.