A person proposing to take an action must refer a proposed action if it has, will have, or is likely to have a significant impact on the Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES).
After receiving a referral, the Minister (or delegate) decides whether the action has, will have, or is likely to have a significant impact on a MNES.
According to the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), a significant impact is an action that has an important, notable consequence. Whether or not an action is likely to have a significant impact depends upon the sensitivity, value and quality of the environment that is impacted, and upon the intensity, duration, magnitude and geographic extent of the impacts.
Our experts considered all these factors when determining whether an action is likely to have a significant impact on the MNES.
Green Tape Solutions has been involved with more than 20 EPBC referrals in the past 10 years. Our experts are familiar with the EPBC process and have built strong relationship with the assessment managers. This has helped our client getting their approvals fast, while minimising cost.