Licences and approvals

Approvals review

EPA has completed its review of how it assesses applications for, and makes decisions on, 4 types of approvals:

  • works approvals
  • licence approvals
  • research, development and demonstration approvals
  • emergency or commissioning approvals.

The Approvals review final report (publication 1521) confirms the reforms that EPA will be making.

These reforms will make EPA's approvals process and decisions significantly more timely, transparent and effective.


This review involved extensive stakeholder consultation. In November 2012 EPA released a draft report (publication 1501) for public comment.

The following non-confidential submissions were received:

Page last updated on 6 Jun 2014