Inquiry into the Environment Effects Statement Process in Victoria

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The Victorian Government response to the Inquiry into the Environment Effects Statement Process in Victoria was tabled on 01 March 2012.

Please refer to the Report and Response tab to access a pdf version of the government response.

 

Inquiry into the Environment Effects Statement Process in Victoria was tabled in Parliament today on 1 September 2011.  Please refer to the Report and Response tab to access a pdf version of this report.

On 2 June 2011, the Legislative Council passed a resolution, that the resolution of the Council of 4 May 2011 requiring the Environment and Natural Resources Committee to inquire into and report by 1 September 2011 on the environmental effects statement process in Victoria be amended so as to now require the committee to present its report by 30 September 2011.

 

Terms of Reference

 The new tabling date for this inquiry is now 30 September 2011

Inquiry into the environment effects statement process in Victoria

"That this House acknowledges that, as a result of the prorogation of the 56th  Parliament, the Environment and Natural Resources Committee was unsuccessful in producing a report into the environmental effects statement processes in Victoria and therefore this House again requires the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, utilising the evidence it previously gathered in the 56th Parliament, to inquire into, consider and report by 30 September 2011, on the environmental effects statement processes in Victoria, including the operation of the Environment Effects Act 1978, and in particular —

(a)      any weaknesses in the current system, including poor environmental outcomes, excessive costs and unnecessary delays encountered through the process and its mechanisms;

(b)      community and industry consultation under the Act;

(c)      the independence of environmental effects examination when government is the proponent; and

(d)      how better environmental outcomes can be achieved more quickly and predictably and with a reduction in unnecessary costs".

 

Legislative Council, Minutes of the Proceedings
No. 13 —
Wednesday, 4 May 2011

 

pdf Download the PDF version of the above Terms of Reference here.pdf 29.49 Kb  

N.B. the Terms of Reference for the previous Inquiry with the same name, are available on the Terms of Reference page for that Inquiry.

 

Submissions

Submissions made to the Inquiry during the 56th Parliament are available on the Submissions page of that Inquiry.