The objectives of the EIS are to provide:
- an understanding of the Project and existing environmental, social and economic values and potential impacts that may occur and measures to be adopted to mitigate potential adverse impacts
- a framework for assessing impacts of the Project in view of legislative and policy provisions
- a mechanism for sustainable environmental outcomes, including control measures and strategies to be implemented during the construction and operational phases through environmental management plans (EMPS).
Part A: Background information about the Project and the proponent to assist in setting spatial, environmental, economic, social and legislative contexts for the PEP.
Part B: Impact assessments on a range of potential environmental, economic and social effects including residual and cumulative effects, as well as recommended measures for mitigating potential impacts.
Part C: Descriptions and specification of recommended environmental management requirements through specific management plans to be implemented at different stages using prescribed standards or recommended practices.
Part D: Appendices that present more detailed technical investigations (studies, analyses and assessments) that support the statements made in preceding EIS parts.