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NT EPA releases draft Guidance for Proponents - Stakeholder Engagement for public comment

11 Dec 2018

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is inviting the public, community and industry to provide comments and feedback on the draft Guidance for Proponents – Stakeholder Engagement (the guidance).

The guidance is intended to provide proponents with an understanding of NT EPA’s expectations for how effective stakeholder engagement is conducted, demonstrated and implemented consistently for proposals subject to environmental impact assessment.  It outlines:

  • best practice standards for planning and conducting early and continued stakeholder engagement processes
  • engagement approaches to achieve effective stakeholder engagement with Aboriginal stakeholders during the environmental impact assessment process
  • reporting requirements to demonstrate that the outcomes of stakeholder engagement inform the environmental impact assessment process and decision making.


The guidance document will remain open and available for public comment until 22 February 2018.

The guidance can be viewed at the For Your Comment page.