Why Environmental Impact Assessment?
Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) has a statutory responsibility under the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A Act) to consider the impacts of its activities on the environment. The EIA process helps Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) fulfil this responsibility.
The purpose of environmental impact assessment process is to:
- Assess the impacts of a proposed activity on the environment before making the decision on whether to carry it out.
- To develop and assess measures to avoid or minimise those impacts if it is decided to carry out the activity.