Appeals can be lodged against decisions of the EPA to not assess a referred proposal, or against the content or recommendations in EPA reports on proposals and planning schemes.
Who can appeal?
Any person can appeal against an EPA report or decision not to assess a proposal. Only the proponent can appeal the implementation conditions issued under section 45(8) of the EP Act, the content of an order issued under section 48(7)(b) of the EP Act, or the steps required under section 48(7) (c) or (d) of the EP Act.
How to appeal?
Appeals against decisions or recommendations of the EPA should be lodged with the Minister for Environment through the Office of the Appeals Convenor. Appeals on EPA reports and decisions not to assess must be received within 21 days of being published. Proponent appeals under section 45(8) or section 48(7)(b), (c) or (d) of the EP Act must be received within 14 days of the date of issue of the conditions or order, or the date the last of the required steps is taken. For further information about appeals process and procedures, please visit the Appeals Convenor’s website.