Draft Social Impact Assessment Guidelines

Draft Social Impact Assessment Guidelines – EDO NSW submission

March 2017 – Download PDF

We strongly support the objectives of the Draft Social Impact Assessment Guidelines released by the NSW Government, particularly the commitment to assessing cumulative impacts under the Guidelines. In this submission, we make a number of recommendations to strengthen the Guidelines further, including:

  • A process should be detailed for ensuring the independence of social impact assessments, and the community should be involved in decisions about who gets to undertake an assessment.
  • Further detail should be included on reviews of ongoing social impacts and how ‘unforseen impacts’ should be addressed.
  • Clear timeframes should be set for expanding the application of the Draft Guidelines to other types of State Significant Developments.

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