Responding to applications
- To comment on developments likely to impact on matters of national environmental significance, such as threatened species or world heritage areas, visit the Australian Government’s EPBC Act website. For more information about how the environment and heritage is protected under national laws, see our Fact Sheet on the EPBC Act.
- Comment on applications for environment protection licences on the EPA website. Many types of development require environment protection licences, including some forestry operations. The EPA must consider these comments in deciding whether to grant a licence. This includes any public submissions made under the development assessment process.
Notifications about opportunities to comment on proposals are often required to be published. The NSW Government is required to publish notices for some proposals in a locally circulating newspaper, and sometimes a newspaper that circulates throughout NSW (often The Land). You can keep an eye on the papers to make sure that you don’t miss an opportunity to comment.