After considering the draft EIS/IAR and submissions made on the draft EIS/IAR, the Coordinator-General may ask the project proponent to provide additional information. The additional information may be included within, or attached to, the draft EIS/IAR. It is submitted to the Coordinator-General as a 'revised draft EIS' or 'revised draft IAR'.
What is additional information?
A revised draft EIS/IAR could include:
- corrections, clarification and further information to that provided in the draft EIS or IAR - as requested in state government advisory agency and public submissions
- results from additional studies requested by advisory agencies or the Coordinator-General
- a description of any changes or refinements to the project proposed by the proponent since the draft EIS/IAR was released.
Normally, the revised draft EIS/IAR is not released for public comment.
However, if the additional information is considered to be substantial, or public input is warranted due to refinements to the project since the release of the draft EIS/IAR, the Coordinator-General may require public consultation on the revised draft EIS/IAR - similar to that which occurred for the draft EIS/IAR.
Advisory agency input
Regardless of whether public consultation occurs, advisory agencies are invited to:
- comment on the adequacy of the additional information in addressing matters raised in their submissions on the draft EIS/IAR
- recommend conditions for the Coordinator-General's consideration in preparing his report on the EIS/IAR.