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Projects of State significance

Projects of State significance are major development proposals that potentially have statewide effects and are assessed under Part 3 of the State Policies and Projects Act 1993.

If the Minister considers that a project is of State significance, he or she may recommend that the Governor declares the proposal to be a 'project of State significance', which then must be approved by Parliament before an assessment can begin.  If approved, the Minister then directs the Tasmanian Planning Commission to undertake an integrated assessment of the proposal. Further details are available at http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/tas/consol_act/spapa1993275/s16.html.