Make a Submission to the EIS – By March 1st, 2021
It is an easy process to have your say on the EIS – you can either write a simple message or a huge essay, but everyone can make a difference.
We have produced a step-by-step guide on how to make a submission, helping everyone through the steps needed to login and enter their submission to the EIS process on the Department of Planning website.
Once you have prepared what you want to say (large or small), it should only take 10 – 15 minutes to go through the process – but there are a few steps involved.
It is most important if you have any objections to the project, you must click the option for “I object to the project”. It does not necessarily mean you object to the whole project, just some aspects. The Department of Planning will action appropriately if you tick the “I object” button, but not if you choose the option for comments or support.
Download the step-by-step guide here:
(To go straight to the Dept of Planning and lodge your submission: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/10456)
In terms of what to write in your submission, it is important that you write your submission in your own words. Form letters that are copied and pasted into submissions are not treated as seriously as your own submission. You can write as much or as little as you like – all submissions count, they don’t have to be professionally produced.
There is no “right” or “wrong” submission – it is just a way to tell them your opinions. However, do be polite, and make your points clearly.
To write your submission, you can use information from the EIS documents, information on this website, and any other resources from reputable sources.
If you need some help, we have put together a list of important issues that you can reference if you wish.
Download Topics and Tips here:
To get ideas or issues to address from other submissions:
– draft submission from Northern Beaches Council to Beaches Link EIS (see pages 547 to 597)
– submissions to recent Western Harbour Tunnel EIS