The Department manages procedures under the Environment Effects Act 1978 for assessment of projects with potentially significant environmental effects.
This role involves processing referrals to the Minister for Planning for a decision on a need for an Environment Effects Statement (EES), as well as administration of the process when the Minister determines that an EES is required under the Environment Effects Act 1978.
The Department is also responsible for managing the assessment and approvals processes for major transport projects under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009.
What is the EES process in Victoria?
Find out what an Environment Effects Statement is and how the environmental assessment process works in Victoria.
Environment Effects Referrals
Find out how projects are referred and view the list of current referrals and previous EES decisions.
Find out about projects currently being assessed or where an assessment has recently been completed.
Major transport projects
Find out about the assessment, approval and delivery processes for major transport projects in Victoria and the projects under consideration.
Links to relevant guidelines, advisory notes, forms.