State Significant Infrastructure Application

Introduction & Notes

This form should be used to lodge an application for State significant infrastructure in accordance with Part 5.1 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.

State significant infrastructure (SSI) is identified in Schedule 3 & 4 of State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011 (SRD SEPP).

If your proposal does not meet the criteria in the SRD SEPP, and has not been called in by the Minister, it is not SSI and you should not lodge an application for SSI.

You must submit a supporting document with this application. The supporting document should include the following information:

  1. Site details: Provide high-quality aerial photographs, maps or figures that clearly depict the following:
    • the local and regional context of the proposal,
    • surrounding development and any potentially affected properties,
    • the location of key infrastructure and environmental features
  2. Development description: Provide a clear and concise summary of the proposal that describes the types of activities that will be undertaken during each stage of the development.
  3. Permissibility and Strategic Planning: Identify the strategic planning documents, environmental planning instruments and key development standards applying to the proposal, including any development standards not being met.
  4. Preliminary environmental impact assessment: Identify and prioritise the expected environmental impacts (positive and negative) associated with the proposal, based on a preliminary risk assessment. Briefly outline any strategies to address the impacts identified.
  5. Justification: Explain why the site was chosen for the proposal and briefly discuss the alternatives considered. Outline the strategic context for the proposal, including the benefits to the region and/or State.
  6. Consultation: Outline any consultation (with the community, local councils, other Government agencies) already undertaken and proposed to be carried out for the proposal.
  7. Capital investment value: Provide an accurate estimate of the cost of carrying out the proposal. If your proposal is identified as State significant by a capital investment value threshold in Schedule 3 & 4 of the SRD SEPP, a quantity surveyor's report confirming the capital investment value of the development is required. The supporting document can be attached to the application in Step 6 of this form.

Your application will not be accepted if you fail to submit all relevant information.

If your application is not accepted, you will be advised within 14 days of lodgement. If your application is accepted, you will receive Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs), unless otherwise agreed with the Secretary. Once you have lodged your application, you will be sent an email acknowledging your application and providing a reference number to use when discussing the application with the Department. The Department may request additional information from you at any time and may also amend the SEARs at any time.

Australian phone numbers and addresses are required when completing this form.

Persons lodging applications are required to declare reportable political donations (including donations of $1,000 or more) made in the previous two years. For more details, go to www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Assess-and-Regulate/Development-Assessment/Systems/Donations-and-Gift-Disclosure. You can attach a Political Donations Disclosure Statement to the application in Step 7 of this form.

Applicant Details

Site details

Project Details

Staged Infrastructure:

You can apply for approval for only part of your proposal now, and for the remaining part(s) at a later stage.

Are you applying for approval in stages?

State & Regional Development SEPP: Schedule 3 - State Significant Infrastructure

State & Regional Development SEPP: Schedule 4

Online information provided by the applicant

Approvals

Would the development otherwise, but for section 89J of the EP&A Act, require any of the following (select all that apply)?

  • the concurrence under Part 3 of the <em>Coastal Protection Act 1979</em> of the Minister administering that Part of that Act
  • a permit under section 201, 205 or 219 of the <em>Fisheries Management Act 1994</em>
  • an approval under Part 4, or an excavation permit under section 139, of the <em>Heritage Act 1977</em>
  • an Aboriginal heritage impact permit under section 90 of the <em>National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974</em>
  • an authorisation referred to in section 12 of the <em>Native Vegetation Act 2003</em> (or under any Act repealed by that Act) to clear native vegetation or State protected land
  • a bush fire safety authority under section 100B of the <em>Rural Fires Act 1997</em>
  • a water use approval under section 89, a water management work approval under section 90 or an activity approval under section 91 of the <em>Water Management Act 2000</em>
  • Do you require any of the following approvals in order to carry out the development (select all that apply)?

  • an aquaculture permit under section 144 of the <em>Fisheries Management Act 1994</em>
  • an approval under section 15 of the <em>Mine Subsidence Compensation Act 1961</em>
  • a mining lease under the <em>Mining Act 1992</em>
  • a petroleum production lease under the <em>Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991</em>
  • an environment protection licence under Chapter 3 of the <em>Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997</em> (for any of the purposes referred to in section 43 of that Act)
  • a consent under section 138 of the <em>Roads Act 1993</em>
  • a licence under the <em>Pipelines Act 1967</em>
  • an aquifer interference approval under section 91 of the <em>Water Management Act 2000</em>
  • Online information provided by the applicant

    Consultation and concurrence

    Would the infrastructure, but for Section 115ZF(1) of the EP&A Act have required a concurrence under Section 112C of the Act, including a concurrence under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995?

    Online information provided by the applicant

    Supporting Documents

    You must submit a supporting document with this request. The supporting document should include the following information:

    1. Site details: Provide high-quality aerial photographs, maps or figures that clearly depict the following:
      • the local and regional context of the proposal,
      • surrounding development and any potentially affected properties,
      • the location of key infrastructure and environmental features
    2. Development description: Provide a clear and concise summary of the proposal that describes the types of activities that will be undertaken during each stage of the development.
    3. Permissibility and Strategic Planning: Identify the strategic planning documents, environmental planning instruments and key development standards applying to the Infrastructure, including any development standards not being met
    4. Preliminary environmental assessment: Identify and prioritise the expected environmental impacts (positive and negative) associated with the Infrastructure, based on a preliminary risk assessment. Briefly outline any strategies to address the impacts identified.
    5. Justification: Explain why the site was chosen for the proposal and briefly discuss the alternatives considered. Outline the strategic context for the proposal, including the benefits it would bring to the wider region and/or State.
    6. Consultation: Outline any consultation (with the community, local councils, other Government agencies) already undertaken and proposed to be carried out for the proposal
    7. Capital investment value: Provide an accurate estimate of the cost of carrying out the proposal. If your proposal is identified as State significant development by a capital investment value threshold in Schedule 3 of SRD SEPP, a quantity surveyor’s report confirming the capital investment value of the development is required.
    8. Landowner's consent or notification (if required): Provide the landowner's consent or notification if required.
      Note: Clause 193 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 lists the types of applications for which landowners consent is not required.
    9. Since no Lot/DP details were entered at step 3, a map must be uploaded. This application will not be accepted unless at least one of these conditions is met

    Submitted files:

    Political Donation

    Persons lodging applications are required to declare reportable political donations (including donations of $1,000 or more) made in the previous two years. For more details, go to www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Assess-and-Regulate/Development-Assessment/Systems/Donations-and-Gift-Disclosure.

    Do you need to make a political donations disclosure statement?

    Online information provided by the applicant

    Prior discussion with Department

    Submitter details