The Department administers the statutory environmental impact assessment system for major projects in Victoria with potentially significant environmental effects.
This role involves processing referrals to the Minister for Planning for a decision on the need for an Environment Effects Statement (EES), as well as administration of the process when the Minister determines that an EES is required under the Environment Effects Act 1978.
The department is also responsible for managing the assessment and approvals processes for major transport projects under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009.
Additionally, the department administers the Assessment Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth and the State under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Find out what an Environment Effects Statement is and how the environmental assessment process works in Victoria.
Find out how projects are referred and view the list of current referrals and previous EES decisions.
Find out about projects currently being assessed or where an assessment has recently been completed.
Find out about the assessment, approval and delivery processes for major transport projects in Victoria and the projects under consideration.