UPDATE – Major Projects Bill Fact Sheet – 27 April 2020
The following information aims to provide further clarity about the Major Projects Bill 2020
What advantages does the Major Projects Bill provide over the current Projects of Regional Significance process?
How has the current Major Projects Bill provided for the Governments initial intentions?
Can the Major Project process be stopped at an early stage?
Is the Major Project process quicker than the Development Application process and able to ‘fast track’ a proposal?
Is the Major Project process a replacement for the Projects of State Significance (POSS) process?
Can any project be assessed under the Major Project process?
Is the consent of the landowner required with the Major Project process?
What does the Major Projects process not do?
How will the Independent panel be accountable?
Can appeals be made after a decision is made?
Why is the final decision on a Major Project made by an Independent Panel and not the Local Council?
Can the Minister direct the Independent Panel to approve a Major Project?
Can the Minister ‘hand pick’ the Independent Panel members?
Has the Tasmanian Planning Commission been sidelined?
Does the Major Project process restrict public involvement in the process?
Does the Independent Panel determine the major project before the public can make submissions?
Who are the regulators in the Major Project process and what do they do?
Does the Major Project process bypass other required approvals?