Consultation on operational reforms to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project consenting process

Closed 19 Sep 2023

Opened 25 Jul 2023


Following the publication of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Action Plan in February 2023, the government has committed to bringing forward reforms to ensure the existing system can support our future infrastructure needs by making the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects consenting process better, faster, greener, fairer and more resilient by 2025.

The key operational changes we are consulting on will make the system work more effectively for applicants, local authorities and communities. The proposals fall broadly into 3 reform areas:

  1. Operational reform to support a faster consenting process;
  2. Recognising the role of local communities and strengthening engagement; and
  3. System capability - building a more diverse and resilient resourcing model.