What is going to happen and when?

Lawson North is currently in the planning and design stage.

Over the coming months initial planning applications will be lodged with Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) and the National Capital Authority (NCA).

These initial applications will be responding to the current planning controls for the site and seek to make amendments to environmental controls, following recent site studies and detailed investigation.

Upon outcomes of the initial planning applications, subsequent approval processes are required by the NCA and the ACT Government.

A referral to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation ACT 1999 (EPBC) is on track for lodgment in January 2022. The EPBC Act provides for a public comment period of 10 business days (with no extensions).

A decision on whether a proposed action requires approval will be made within 20 business days. The outcome of the decision will be made publicly available on http://epbcnotices.environment.gov.au/