Idas form 8—Environmentally relevant activity (Sustainable Planning Act 2009 version 1 effective 3 August 2015) This form must be used for development applications for an environmentally relevant activity. You Must
(Sustainable Planning Act 2009 version 3.1 effective 3 August 2015)
This form must be used for development applications for an environmentally relevant activity.
You MUST complete ALL questions that are stated to be a mandatory requirement unless otherwise identified on this form.
For all development applications, you must:
provide any mandatory supporting information identified on the forms as being required to accompany your application.
Attach extra pages if there is insufficient space on this form.
All terms used on this form have the meaning given in either the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA), the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009, the Environmental Protection Act 1994 or the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008.
1. What is the nature of the proposed environmentally relevant activity (ERA)? (complete a new Table A for each proposed ERA—including ERAs that are not concurrence ERAs)
Details about how the choice of the site, at which the activity is to be carried out, minimises serious environmental harm on areas of high conservation value and special significance and sensitive land uses at adjacent places.
Details about how the location for the activity on a site protects all environmental values relevant to adjacent sensitive uses.
Details about how the design of the facility permits the operation of the site, at which the activity is to be carried out, in accordance with best practice environmental management.
About the proposed ERA
Attachment to IDAS form 8—application for an environmental authority (EM941) completed and required information provided.
A statement addressing the relevant part(s) of the State Development Assessment Provisions (SDAP).
Notes for completing this form:
An environmental authority is required to operate an ERA.
A development approval is only required if at least one of the ERAs to be operated is a concurrence ERA.
Schedule 2 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 states the aggregate environmental scores, the thresholds that apply to ERAs, and which ERAs are concurrence ERAs (denoted by a ‘C’ in schedule 2, column 3).
This development application is taken to be an application for an environmental authority. This application is not properly made unless it includes the Attachment to IDAS form 8—application for an environmental authority (EM941).
There are annual fees associated with the operation of an ERA. These fees are initially payable 20 business days after the environmental authority takes effect. After this initial payment, annual fees will be payable on the anniversary of the take effect day. Chapter 8 and Schedule 10 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 contain all information about the applicable fees and how they are calculated.
Privacy—Please refer to your assessment manager, referral agency and/or building certifier for further details on the use of information recorded in this form.
The Sustainable Planning Act 2009 is administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning. This form and all other required application materials should be sent to your assessment manager and any referral agency.