Step 3 - Prepare a Statement of Environmental Effects

You will need to submit a Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) with your Development Application.

It is statement that discusses the likely impacts of the proposal and measure to mitigate those impacts. The statement should detail the following:

  • the nature of the proposal
  • the suitability of the site for the proposed development
  • the likely impact of the proposed development on the natural and built environment
  • a discussion on compliance with relevant Environmental Planning Instruments, Development Control Plans, and Council policies
  • design elements that minimise any adverse effects of the development
  • any social or economic impacts