Environmental Impact Statements

State planning legislation may require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) when seeking approval for certain developments.


The EIS process describes:

  • Current environment
  • Project’s environmental impact including –
  • Direct, indirect & cumulative impacts resulting from construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning of the project
  • Strategies to avoid, mitigate or offset these impacts.

In New South Wales, all development applications require a Statement of Environmental Effects (SOEE) or a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for certain activities that do not require consent. The scope of these assessments will vary on the nature of the works.

  • Precise Environmental are experienced in preparing SOEEs and EISs for various types of activities including:
  • Agriculture
  • Intensive live stocking
  • Property development
  • Civil works
  • Commercial and industrial activities.
  • Importantly Precise Environmental focusses on developing agreed terms of reference which are appropriate to the specific nature and scale of the activity, ensuring the cost and implications of the assessment are fair and reasonable. Where required our scientists team with specialist colleagues to provide the highest level of expertise across every element of the assessment.