DEVELOPMENTS — ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT
502. Hon PETER COLLIER to
the Minister for Environment:
I ask this question on behalf of Hon
Dr Steve Thomas, who is away on urgent parliamentary business.
I refer to the government's
media release yesterday, 20 May 2020, entitled ''Major Planning Reforms
to Drive Economic Recovery''.
(1) How many proposals for developments with an
estimated value over $30 million, residential developments with more
than 100 dwellings, and commercial developments with a minimum 20 000 square
metres of commercial floor space have been referred for assessment under the
Environmental Protection Act 1986 since the start of the 2016 calendar year to
(2) For each category in (1),
please identify —
(a) how many proposals were referred
under the act;
(b) how many of those proposals were
(c) what was the
average, shortest and longest time frame for the decision on whether to assess
to be determined; and
(d) what was the
average, shortest and longest time frame for the total assessment to be
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank Hon Dr Steve Thomas for
some notice of the question.
Due to the level of detail
required, it is not possible to provide an answer to this question in the time
frame available. I have given an undertaking to provide an answer to the honourable
member on the next day's sitting.