Classification of Level of Environmental Impact


On the basis of the information provided in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), the Minister, on the basis of a set of publicly developed and disclosed criteria, will classify the level of environmental impact of the activity. The classification will either be low, medium or high and will be made in consultation with Planning SA and the Department for Environment, Heritage and the Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation through protocols established under various service agreements between the Department of State Development (previously DMITRE) and these Departments. Copies of the service agreements currently in place are available under Administrative Arrangements with other Agencies in the Environmental Register section of this website.

Summary Paper     (.PDF) 28KB

Read an outline of the Energy Resources Division (previoulsy Petroleum & Geothermal Group) philosophy of what constitutes an environmentally significant project or activity.

Criteria Guidelines     (.PDF) 95KB

Read  the Guidelines on the criteria used by the Energy Resources Division (previoulsy Petroleum & Geothermal Group) to assess the environmental impact of an activity.

Environmental Significance Assessment Proforma     (.XLS) 21KB

View the Proforma used by the Department of State Developmentto complete an environmental significance assessment.