On this page you will find documents relating to bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and the Australian Capital Territory relating to environmental assessment and approval.
Assessment Bilateral Agreement
Assessment bilateral agreements have existed with all states and territories since 2015.
About the agreement
The bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Australian Capital Territory relating to environmental assessment (the bilateral agreement) allows the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment to rely on specified environmental impact assessment processes of the Australian Capital Territory in assessing actions under the EPBC Act.
Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Australian Capital Territory relating to environmental assessment
Department of the Environment, 16 June 2014
- Australian Capital Territory Assessment Bilateral Agreement (PDF - 3.75 MB) | (DOCX - 251.77 KB)
- Agreement notice (PDF - 17.49 KB) | (DOC - 44.5 KB)
- Report on comments (PDF - 95.05 KB) | (DOCX - 44.66 KB)
- Statement of Reasons (PDF - 3.18 MB) | (DOC - 126 KB) |
Approval Bilateral Agreement
We are putting in place approval bilateral agreements with states and territories. The first step is to publish a notice of intent to develop an environmental approval bilateral agreement.