Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a process that does exactly what the term says – it assesses the impacts a proposed project is likely to have on the environment. It is not an exact science, but rather is a means of gathering disparate information and making judgements about the ecological consequences and sustainability of predicted changes to the natural environment. EIA also seeks to mitigate adverse environmental impacts.
In Western Australia, the EIA process is administered and regulated by the under the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act.
To the uninitiated, EIA is a complex process to negotiate. Fortunately, Griffiths Environmental consultancy service has detailed knowledge of the process and can advise you on how to fulfil your obligations under the Act.
Of course, we can also advise you on how to minimise the environmental impact of your project. In the twenty-first century, it matters that business develops projects in ways that are cognisant of the world we live in – “green” matters.