Steps in process:

  1. Notice of Review9 Mar 2021
  2. Issues Paper26 Mar 2021
  3. Initial ConsultationMar – May 2021
  4. Draft Report2 Jul 2021
  5. Report ConsultationJul - Sep 2021
  6. Final Report11 Oct 2021 - current step

Draft Report

In March 2021, the Commission was tasked to evaluate the regulation and practice governing referrals processes of select state agencies in the areas of environmental significance, native vegetation and transport routes and corridors. The Commission also looked into the effect of referral body input on major project assessment processes.

Next steps

The draft report was published on 2 July 2021 and is intended to further engage stakeholders and interested parties on the Commission’s work, including its analyses, initial conclusions, and draft recommendations. Some information requests are also included in the draft report, responses to which will assist the Commission in its understanding.

The Commission acknowledges the contributions from applicants and their agents, the referral bodies, Planning and Land Use Services (PLUS), industry and professional associations and other stakeholders. The Commission will hold further consultations as necessary.

Make a submission

The submissions are now closed.

Presiding Commissioner

Adrian Tembel
T: 08 8226 7744

Review Lead

Aaron Witthoeft
T: 08 8226 7107


Giselle Oruga
T: 08 8226 7764