Assessment

​​​​​​The EPA Board is responsible for assessing the potential environmental impacts of certain activities under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994. The environmental impact assessment process focuses on minimising environmental harm, nuisance and pollution relating to noise, air quality, water quality and natural values. EPA staff support the EPA Board to make informed decisions during the assessment process.​

  • Assessment Process
    A summary of the EPA Board’s environmental impact assessment process under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994.
  • Guidance Documents
    Further information about the EPA assessment process, including detailed guides to the environmental impact assessment process and activities that the EPA Board assesses.
  • Guide for Preparing a Public Submission
    A guide explaining how to make a submission on a proposal undergoing EPA assessment.
  • Proposals Assessed by the EPA
    Have your say on proposed developments by making a submission during the public comment period. Find all current EPA assessments and those completed within the last five years.