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Review of EIA decision-making with respect to the treatment of new information and natural justice/procedural fairness

Morrison-Saunders, A. (2006) Review of EIA decision-making with respect to the treatment of new information and natural justice/procedural fairness. School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Perth.

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Abstract

This report presents a review of international and Australian practice of environmental impact assessment (EIA) with respect to the treatment of new information entering the process near or during the approval decision-making point. Specifically, it considers the expectations and responsibilities of EIA decision-makers to inform proponents and public stakeholders about significant new information prior to decisions being made. This is undertaken in light of best practice principles of EIA and consideration of matters of natural justice or procedural fairness. In doing so, distinction is made between the assessment stages of EIA (i.e. when advice is being formulated and is subsequently presented to decision-makers for their consideration) and the actual approval stage itself (i.e. when the decision-maker either accepts or rejects a proposal).

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University
Copyright: (c) School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3271
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