Assessment of State significant projects includes consideration of potential economic benefits including employment generation and investment in local goods and services, and potential negative economic outcomes including increasing demands on Council infrastructure and flow on effects associated with construction. The following policies and guidance should be considered when assessing economic impacts.
Guidelines for the Economic Assessment of Mining and Coal Seam Gas Proposals
These guidelines provide the standard required when assessing the economic benefits of State significant projects in the mining and coal seam gas industries. The guidelines establish the role that cost benefit analysis has within the assessment process in identifying the economic benefits of State significant projects when compared against a local effects analysis to highlight impacts on local communities.