Statement of Environmental Effects

What is a Statement of Environmental Effects?

A Statement of Environmental Effects is a report that details and explains the likely impacts of the proposed development both during and after the development, and the proposed measures that will mitigate these impacts. It also includes a detailed assessment of the proposed development having regard to all policies and planning controls that apply to the land or type of development.

The Statement includes written information about your proposal and any other factor of your proposal that cannot be readily shown by your plans. A high quality Statement of Environmental Effects is an important component to a development application as well as high quality well designed plans.


When is a Statement of Environmental Effects Required?

Most councils will require a Statement of Environmental Effects for developments and so development applications no matter how minor must be accompanied by a Statement of Environmental Effects, including those development applications seeking amendments to existing development consents.

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