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What the government is doing on Fast-track consenting

The Government has a short-term consenting process to fast-track projects that can boost employment and economic recovery.

Find out if your project is eligible to apply for fast-tracking. Find out about other applications and decisions made.

This page was last updated on 16 September 2021.

How to apply

Status of referral applications and decisions

57 Received*

18 Processing

1 Accepted for referral

28 Referral orders made

10 Not referred

* Excludes 5 applications that have been withdrawn

Referral orders (in latest schedule order)

Orders in Council referring projects for consideration by an expert consenting panel under Covid-19 (Fast-track Consenting) Act processes

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For the status of referred projects that are awaiting consideration, are under consideration, or have been decided by an expert consenting panel refer to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) website.

Projects not referred to an expert consenting panel for fast-track consenting

Background information

Documents and Reports