If you’re planning a development project in NSW and it’s likely to have an impact on the local environment you will need the environmental consequences (positive and negative) assessed through the process of an Environmental Impact Assessment. Let’s find out more about the process.

Environmental Impact Statement Explained

Before you receive a green light for the construction project that you’re planning, you will have to submit an Environmental Impact Statement or EIS. The EIS basically describes the current environment, as well as your project’s potential impact on the local environment including direct, indirect and cumulative effects that are due to the construction, commissioning, operation, and decommissioning of your project.

Apart from that, you must also provide the solutions for avoiding, mitigating, and offsetting the potential effects of the project you want to pursue. Meanwhile, all development applications in NSW must have a Statement of Environmental Effects (SOEE) or a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for those activities that do not require consent.

EIS in Coffs Harbour

Enlist the services of an urban planner or a town planning consultant when you need an Environmental Impact Statement. If you need the professional assistance of a Coffs Harbour urban planner, you should consider Keiley Hunter. Having worked in the urban planning industry and collaborated on a wide range of planning projects for over 25 years, Keiley has the skills and experience to help you succeed in your endeavour. With an expert like Keiley to guide you, you are more likely to get the approvals you need while developing strategies that will make positive contributions to your development project. Give Keiley a call to find out more.