Submission regarding the Draft Queensland Assessment Bilateral Agreement

The Business Council of Australia lodged a submission with the Department of the Environment on the draft assessment bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments. The draft agreement extends the matters of national environmental significance as defined by the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act that can be assessed by the Queensland Government under an accredited process, and puts in place mechanisms to better coordinate conditions imposed upon approved projects.

The submission notes the importance to Australia’s competitiveness of streamlining environmental assessments and approvals without compromising environmental outcomes.

Submission to the Department of the Environment regarding the Draft Queensland Assessment Bilateral Agreement