EIS exhibition now closed, Response-to-Submissions phase begins

The proposed Western Sydney Energy and Resource Recovery Centre (WSERRC) has now completed the public exhibition phase of the state significant development planning process.
The exhibition of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) provided an opportunity for the public to review the proposal in detail including the environmental, technical and social elements of the WSERRC. This information was provided to the public through a virtual engagement room, which can be viewed here and will remain accessible into early 2021.
The public exhibition of the EIS ran for 6 weeks between October 6, 2020 to November 16, 2020. During this time, the public, agencies and local government were able to give feedback or seek more information from the WSERRC team by making a submission to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE).
The proposal received a total of 630 submissions which include public, agency and group submissions for the proposed WSERRC. All submissions are publicly available on the WSERRC Major Project page. The publishing of submissions online launches the next phase in the development application process called the ‘response-to-submissions’ (RTS).

EIS exhibition now closed, Response-to-Submissions phase begins

 

In the RTS phase, DPIE formally requests that the WSERRC team prepare a Submissions Report which provides additional details to enquiries and gives adequate consideration of any issues raised. DPIE allows three months, from the last submission made, for the report to be completed and lodged online.
Once the RTS has been published, the DPIE will complete an assessment of the proposal which will be sent to the Independent Planning Commission for final approvals decision.
For more information on the WSERRC proposal, please contact the team at:
P - 1800 97 37 72
E - energyandresourcecentre@cleanaway.com.au