This role involves processing referrals to the Minister for
Planning for a decision on the need for an Environment Effects Statement (EES),
as well as administration of the process when the Minister determines that an
EES is required under the Environment Effects
The department is also responsible for managing the assessment
and approvals processes for major transport projects under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act
Additionally, the department administers the Assessment Bilateral
Agreement between the Commonwealth and the State under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.