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Social Impact Assessment Guideline


The department has finalised a new Social Impact Assessment Guideline. To read the new Guideline and support materials please visit the social impact assessment major project webpage.

The department sought your feedback on the draft Social Impact Assessment Guideline for State significant projects during public exhibition from 30 October to 27 November 2020. The Guideline standardises the SIA approach across all State significant development, State significant infrastructure and Critical State significant infrastructure projects.

The draft Guideline builds on the 2017 SIA Guideline for State significant resource projects, and provides advice to applicants, whether State Government or industry, on how to complete a social impact assessment as a part of their overall environmental impact assessment process.

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Project Details

Notification start-end date
Relevant legislation
Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979
Exhibiting agency or agencies
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Exhibition location

NSW Planning Portal