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Various State significant projects

Assessment

State Significant Development

Projects that are important to the State

Under the  Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act), projects can be classified as State significant development if they are important to the State for economic, environmental or social reasons.

SSD projects are assessed under Division 4.7 of the EP&A Act, and require development consent from the Independent Planning Commission or the Minister for Planning (or delegate) before they may proceed.

The Department of Planning co-ordinates the detailed assessment of the merits of these projects against the triple bottom line. 

Community participation is an essential part of this process, and all development applications are exhibited for at least 28 days.

SSD Projects

Find out more about how projects are classified as SSD and the different types of SSD projects

SSD Process

Find out more about how the merits of SSD project are assessed before a final decision is made