Requirements for Proponents
To ensure all post approval matters are completed quickly, proponents must:
- submit all documents online via the Major Projects Website
- comply with the requirements in the conditions of approval
- complete any consultation required under the conditions of approval
- document what issues were raised during consultation and how these issues have been addressed
- ensure all post approval documents are prepared to a high standard
- comply with the Department’s general requirements for all post approval documents.
For complex matters, the proponent should also include a conditions compliance table identifying the relevant conditions of approval and how they have been addressed in the document.
If the proponent is submitting a revised document for approval, it should clearly identify all revisions either by highlighting the relevant sections or showing tracked changes.
The Department will reject any documents that are manifestly inadequate within 7 days of receipt. This includes documents that are incomplete, poorly written or fail to deal with the requirements of the relevant conditions of approval.
If documents are rejected, proponents must address the flaws in the documents and resubmit them to the Department.
Requiring Additional Information
Following review, the Department may request additional information from proponents or require changes to documents. Proponents should respond to these requests as quickly as possible.
If these requests relate to matters that are material to decision-making, the Department will stop the clock. Any time spent waiting for the proponent to respond will be excluded from the Department’s timeframes.