The Coordinator-General may declare a project a 'coordinated project':


A draft EIS is prepared in accordance with:

The EIS is prepared in accordance with the terms of reference (TOR) for the EIS. The EIS provides a comprehensive description of:

The impacts include direct, indirect and cumulative impacts resulting from the construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning of the project.

The EIS requires studies to establish the qualities of the existing environment (natural, social, economic and built) and community consultation.


An IAR process may be used if the Coordinator-General is satisfied that the environmental effects of the project do not, having regard to their scale and extent, require assessment through the EIS process. It may be used for well-defined, low-medium risk projects where the likely impacts are highly predictable and the proponent's well-defined proposals to avoid, minimise, mitigate and/or offset those impacts are accepted best-practice in that industry. The IAR:

Matters of national environmental significance


Evaluation of draft EIS or IAR

Input from advisory agencies

Revised draft EIS or IAR

Advisory agency input

Coordinator-General's report on EIS or IAR

Lapse of coordinated project declaration