January 2018

North East Link submitted a referral to the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE). The referral sought a decision from the Commonwealth as to whether North East Link requires assessment under the EPBC Act.

April 2018

A delegate for the Minister for the Environment and Energy determined that construction of North East Link is a controlled action under the EPBC Act and advised that a Public Environment Report (PER) would need to be prepared.

16 April 2019

A draft PER was on display for public comment for 30 business days.

30 May 2019

Submissions on the draft PER closed at 5pm.

30 September 2019

North East Link Program submitted the final PER to DoEE. The final PER included a summary of how we considered and addressed submissions.

13 December 2019

The Minister for the Environment approved the project under the EPBC Act. The approval includes strict conditions to manage and report on environmental outcomes for matters of national environmental significance.

Read the Public Environment Report