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Draft Guidance for Proponents - Stakeholder Engagement

Status: OPEN
Comment On: draft Guideline
Comment Period: 11 December 2018 - 22 February 2019

Overview

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) invites the public, community and industry to provide comment and feedback on the draft Guidance for Proponents - Stakeholder Engagement.

Meaningful engagement by proponents with the community and stakeholders is fundamental to conducting an open, transparent and robust environmental impact assessment.  Stakeholder engagement aims to ensure affected stakeholders gain an understanding of the impacts of the proposal, the proposed mitigation measures and benefits and have an opportunity to communicate their concerns with the proponent.  Taking a proactive approach to early stakeholder engagement improves participation, reduces potential conflicts and ultimately can deliver better environmental and social outcomes.

The draft Guidance ensures there is an understanding by proponents on the NT EPA’s expectations for how effective stakeholder engagement is conducted and demonstrated for proposals subject to environmental impact assessment.

How to make a submission/comment

1. Download your copy of the draft guideline
2. Complete the submission form
3. Send your submission form to one of the following by no later than 5pm on Friday 22 February 2019:

Email: ntepa.consult@nt.gov.au
Post: NT EPA, GPO Box 3675, Darwin NT, 0801
Ph: 08 8924 4218

All comments on the draft Guidance for Proponents - Stakeholder Engagement, will be made available on the NT EPA website. If you do not want your comments or parts of your comments, or your identity made publicly available, you should clearly indicate this in your submission.