Environmental Assessment - Inhouse course

9:00am Monday, 10 May 2021
5:00pm Monday, 10 May 2021
PD Workshops
Eurobadalla Shire Council
Administration Centre 87 Vulcan Street
Moruya , New South Wales 2537

Environmental Assessment 

Session 1: Review of environmental factors (REF) – when is a REF required? What should be included in a REF? (including format, content and consultation)

Session 2: Environmental impact statement (EIS) – when is an EIS required? What should be included in an EIS? (including format, content and consultation)

Session 3: Commonwealth environmental approval requirements – when is a referral required under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and what type of assessment will be required for impacts on matters of national environmental significance? The role of bilateral agreements in NSW and what they mean for the assessment and approval of your project.

Session 4: The magical world of the Infrastructure State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) – what forms of development can be carried out as exempt and complying development?

Session 5: The magical world of the Infrastructure SEPP – what forms of development can be carried out as exempt and complying development?

Session 6: Other forms of environmental approvals – what else is required in addition to your planning approval? How do the requirements to obtain these approvals align with planning law? A discussion of how to best plan your projects to obtain all your relevant approvals in the timeframes that you require.

Session 7 - Overview of Native Title Issues 

Patrick Holland LLB, BSc, Grad Dip Applied Science - Partner – McCullough Robertson Lawyers 

Patrick has over 25 years experience working in the energy and resources sectors acting for major mine operators and is acknowledged as having ‘unrivalled knowledge’ of mining operations, mining law and electricity issues by Australasian Legal Business.

Practising in the areas of mining, environmental management and regulation, government policy, water management, property development and planning, Patrick’s expertise extends to obtaining major project approvals for resources and infrastructure projects, including overseeing the preparation of project applications and environmental assessments.

Patrick is highly regarded in the construction industry for his skills and experience in advising and acting for contractors on a range of environmental regulation matters. He has extensive experience dealing with the New South Wales Department of Environment Climate Change and Water and in particular the Environment Protection Authority.

Patrick has previously been Senior Policy Adviser to the New South Wales Environment Minister and was involved in mining, forestry, environmental regulation and protected area management. He also provided detailed advice on the drafting of legislation in New South Wales.



​Who should attend?

Property Managers, Native Title Managers, Environmental Officer, In-house legal etc

TIMES: Please register at the Workshop by 8.45am. The program will commence promptly at 9.00 am and finish at 3.00 pm.Morning Tea and lunch provided.

ACCOMMODATIONOvernight accommodation is not provided for Delegates. You will need to organize your own accommodation if required. Accommodation is available at the venue.

WHAT TO BRINGNotebook and pens (Course Workbooks provided).
IPWEA NSW will provide suitable learning experiences and opportunities for all students. The learning environment will take account of the different characteristics of students and their varying cultural and educational backgrounds. All students have ready access to IPWEA NSW’s Student Handbook which contains a clear, consistent, rational and understandable summary of the organisation’s policies and procedures.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

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